My daughter has her own ideas of recycling materials. It began with her dad asking her to cut empty cereal boxes to keep his CD cases. One day, as I was cleaning the bookshelves, I realised the weight of the cd cases held inside these empty cereal boxes were keeping the other books upright. In other words, they are great of bookends as well. So I started using all empty cereal boxes to hold books that are thin, small or just too light to stay upright on their own.
Empty Cereal Boxes As Bookcases.
Whenever we have empty cereal boxes, the first thing I do is to cut two faces (front and back) diagonally half way towards one end. That is all you need to do to start reusing them. You can also label these boxes at the front to organise them according to your preference.
What will you kids learn from this simple exercise?
Plus these materials are non-hazardous. I have cereal boxes that have been kept for more 5 years in the cupboard. They still feel and look brand new. No more thinking of spending another cent on buying bookcases that are made of cheap plastic. They are heavy as soon as you add weight. The edges are rough too. It is an inexpensive method of reusing your materials at home. Go ahead, save more money and save the earth. Reuse those cereal boxes as bookcases today!
Hi there, glad you dropped in and read this post. So far I have collected every cereal box that’s emptied in our family, and it has worked so well, I didn’t have to think of buying bookcases. I still need shelves to put them on though, which means I use the bookshelves we have.
That is a really good idea … Thank you for sharing 🙂
What a good idea and so inexpensive. We throw so much away!
What s simple idea. The kids could even paint or decorate them too!
Yes. I have not wasted any money on bookcases. I have hundreds in my own library that I have been using for my letters, bills, books and more books. Some of them still look so new.
Yes Lyn. It has saved me hundreds of dollars and headaches to find bookcases that fit all my filing needs.
Yep. I have used hundreds over the last few years. I never thrown any empty boxes until they are worn, which hardly is the case. Cornflake boxes are very tough. Never paid a single cent on a filing system.