“Ah, Birch Box. We’ve been friends for quite some time. You’ve introduced me to Coola, dry conditioner, and a host of other goodies. You always manage to be tastefully colorful and I can’t stand to throw you away, even after all of your presents have been depleted…”
Have you ever had this conversation with a handful of old Birch Boxes? They are so hard to throw away! Maybe I’m a hoarder (I’ve been told this once or twice), but I know I’m not the only one who keeps almost every Birch Box. I suppose you could recycle, but I prefer to keep these cuties around in the following ways. Here are some of my favorite uses for old Birch Boxes.
It does take a little bit of effort to actually print pictures out, but having them on hand is necessary. I’m always worried my cloud will be altered and all my favorite pictures will be lost!
Thank You Cards and Stamps
Having your cards and stamps together saves a load of trouble- it took me two minutes to write my thank you cards for christmas and two weeks to finally remember to grab some stamps while out and about.
Train tickets and boarding passes, graduation announcements, or festival wristbands- whatever floats your boat should be stored and easily accessible.
My favorite place to store pencils +erasers that won’t fit in my desktop pencil holder. Also great for paper clips, washi tape, and folder clips.
The best part about traveling is meeting people and since I don’t have a facebook, often times my only hope is grabbing a business card. I have a collection of cards from all over the world.
Hair Ties and Rogue Bobby-Pins
Both a blessing and a curse, bobby-pins are here to stay in hair culture. Partner them up with your hair ties to create grab-n-go pairs for travels, exercise, or work.
Letters to Yourself
Sometimes we need a reality check that we can only get from ourselves. Write to yourself when you’re feeling feisty, sad, or a excited. You might surprise yourself.
Faux-gold bangles with nowhere to go, feathers for halloween, and cloth Mardi Gras masks have all found a home in a Birch Box.