Here’s a rule to dispose of excess boxes: those that have writing on them get thrown out. This courtesy of another friend on simple living forum.
Boxes that indicate what they once held or have a brand name, either on the top, the barcode, the bottom, get thrown it out, no matter how small or inconspicuously it says it…the box goes.
See I love how solid and well-made these boxes are. So much better than bought gift boxes. Part of my plan was to cover the boxes in lovely paper. Or at least to cover up the labels with a sticker or picture cut out. And use them to pack gifts.
In my forum discussion, I added that while I don’t have time now, when I retired I would. My friend countered that covering boxes is not really my great retirement dream. And the clincher: if I do think I am going to cover boxes then I should probably be looking at what I could be better be doing with my time before dying.
But as the wonderful simple living friend also pointed out I am not going to cover them adequately. No matter how much or how good quality glue I use, the paper will lift.
If you have too many boxes then you need a delineation point. Writing is that point.