Country Lore: Make a Clean Box

Turning a cardboard box inside out will give you a clean box for mailing.
By Sue Ellen Bruce
December 2010/January 2011
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An old box will look like a new, clean box if you turn it inside out. 
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I have come up with an easy way to make an old cardboard box look like new for mailing a package. Cut the tape from all the flaps of the box and cut open one corner. Then turn the box inside out and tape it back together. You have a clean box, with no writing on any of the sides.

I have been doing this for years, and it saves money and saves trees.

Sue Ellen Bruce
Gainesville, Florida 








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