Cardboard is one of the most widely used materials in the world. Because cardboard has such a broad spectrum of applications, there are probably times when you have found an excess amount of cardboard lying around your house. Instead of recycling your abundance of cardboard, why not repurpose it for something more useful? There are many ways you can turn scrap cardboard into a practical material, which is why we have out lined just a few of its many uses below.
The Glass Bottle Outlet’s online store is filled with a number of jars, jugs, containers, and so much more to choose from. Not only do we carry both plastic and glass containers, we also have a number of cardboard flats, dividers, and packing boxes available for purchase. To learn more about how you can easily reuse your cardboard boxes, read more on the topic below!
While traditional kindling is composed of sticks, twigs, and thin branches, cardboard can be added to your kindling to create a more even and quicker burn. By tearing small strips of cardboard and then weaving them throughout your kindling, you can make it much easier to start fires where conditions may not be ideal. Dampness, moisture, and humidity are all factors that can limit your rate of success when trying to start a fire. However, by adding dry cardboard to your kindling before starting your fire, you can ensure an even and steady burn resulting in a longer lasting fire.
While it may seem obvious that you can reuse cardboard packaging to ship items in the mail, many people end up recycling their cardboard only to purchase mailing boxes from the postal office at a later time. If you have recently been shipped an item in the mail, you can simply use a blank sheet of paper to write the new recipient’s address before placing it on your old shipping box. This is a great way to save money on shipping costs before sending your package off at the post office.
Getting Rid of Weeds
Since cardboard is compostable, it can be used for a wide variety of outdoor projects. If you maintain a well-kept garden, you know how difficult it can be to keep weeds at bay. Cardboard can be used as an effective weed deterrent by depriving the weed of sunlight, resulting in its death. Begin by breaking your box into a flat sheet of cardboard. Next, place the cardboard over the area of your garden that is covered with weeds. Soak the cardboard with water, and then cover the cardboard with an additional layer of soil. After weeks of not receiving proper sunlight, your garden’s weeds will die off naturally, leading to a healthier and more beautiful garden.
While these are just a few tips for reusing cardboard packaging, there are an endless amount of ways which you can creatively repurpose cardboard boxes. To learn more about any of our products available on our online store, or to view our full offering of cardboard packaging and boxes, contact our knowledgeable experts at Glass Bottle Outlet today!