Category Archives: Boxes and Packing Supplies

DIY Message Boards From Re-Purposed Boxes

This month, Franchisee Laurie Malseed, had the privilege of appearing in 2 television segments on getting organized in the new year.

The Living Dayton Show and Fox45 in the Morning ran 3-5 minute interviews with Laurie as she demonstrated how to make various message boards out of cardboard. We used our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® boxes of course! The cardboard makes a great, sturdy structure and also allows you to secure messages and pictures like you would on a cork board.

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These cute Girls Scouts were inspired by our project and crafted their very own message boards at one of their meetings!

Here’s what you’ll need to craft your own decorative message boards:

  • Used Cardboard Boxes
  • Fabric
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Spray Mount
  • Command Strips
  • Magnets
  • Batting
  • Box Cutter or Scissors

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DIY Halloween Box Costumes

We’re back at it this Halloween sharing some new box costume ideas! Franchisee, Laurie Malseed, visited The Living Dayton Show and Fox45 in the Morning with her two children, 6 year old Lucas and 5 year old Ella. The costume ideas were an expansion on the classic cowboy costume and the infamous Disney Princess.

Visit our post from last year to see our DIY R2-D2 and Disney Princess Doll costumes!

DIY Disney Princess and horse box costumes on The Living Dayton Show

DIY Disney Princess and Horse box costumes on The Living Dayton Show

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How to Organize Your Home in 4 Easy Steps (or boxes!)

Written by: Laurie Malseed, Franchisee

As I ring in the new year, I want a fresh start in my home. It seems like in every room of my home there is at least one, if not more, piles that I am just waiting to “get to.”

I’ve read several “how-to get organized” columns in the past and always think that bits and pieces of them are great, but they often complicate things for me. I have 3 small children and no time. While I’m organizing, they’re making a mess. While I’m cleaning their mess, they’re undoing the 8 piles of whatever I just organized. As if organizing a house isn’t bad enough!

My challenge: Come up with a quick, easy, system that would make an overwhelming room (or closet, or cabinet) more manageable, and less emotionally stressful.

“A place for everything and everything in it’s place.”

Look at the simple mantra, “a place for everything and everything in it’s place.” Imagine if your home truly had a place for everything. You could simply take some time (not a ton of time) and walk around and put it all away. Boom. But that’s the problem. We don’t all have a place for everything!

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The 4-Box Technique was featured on The Living Dayton Show!

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How to Pack and Store Your Holiday Decor

Written By: Laurie Malseed, Franchisee

It doesn’t seem possible that it’s already time to take down all those holiday decorations! But the New Year is quickly approaching, and what better way to start with a clean slate than to properly pack and store away all the Christmas clutter?

I was thrilled when Fox 45 Dayton asked us to do a segment on how to use boxes to store holiday decorations. I, of course, said yes and quickly got to work on coming up with the best ways to organize and protect everything from medium artificial trees to the tiniest ornament.

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Box Costumes on the Living Dayton Show!

Box Costumes on the Living Dayton Show!

We were featured on the Living Dayton Show today demonstrating how to make costumes out of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® boxes! Click this picture for a link to the R2-D2 tutorial and FREE downloadable graphics in order to make that last minute costume! Happy Halloween!

Watch the full segment here!

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Halloween Box Costume Tutorial + FREE R2D2 Costume Graphics

Halloween Box Costume Tutorial + FREE R2D2 Costume Graphics

We had a great time this morning on FOX 45 (see the full segment here!) demonstrating how to make Halloween Costumes out of boxes!! Check back later today (October 28th) for a link to the tutorial and to download those handy graphics for your very own R2D2 costume!

UPDATE! Here’s the link to the tutorial and graphics!

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