Imagine a world where there was no form of social media whatsoever. (Hard to imagine, huh? But hey, it used to be that way before the Internet, remember?)
Relationships wouldn’t break down because of Facebook statuses, and your aunt from oceans away will never know what you did last weekend. Instead, people would spend their time thinking of innovative ways to use whatever household items were at their disposal.
One of these seemingly unimpressionable objects lying around the house is the cardboard box. Remember Caine’s arcade? I won’t suggest creating something as elaborate as that in this article, but, of course, you’re free as a bird to do so if you wish. Here are a few more creative ways to use those cardboard boxes:
- Downhill ride.
You have to use strong cardboard boxes for this purpose. You or your kids can simply get inside the box and slide down a grassy hill for hours of endless fun. This also serves as motivation for you to work out, so you can shed those pounds and fit snugly inside the box.
Remember when your teacher required you to make those scenes with three-dimensional figures for school? The diorama usually depicts a scene from a historical time period or from your favorite book. If you turn the box to one side, you’ll have the top which you can hang stuff from.
You can probably glue on some cotton to make clouds for your scenery. Slowly build on assembling your scene using twigs, figures molded from clay, etc.
- Kids’ playhouse.
Kids simply love making forts out of boxes, don’t they? Turn the box to its side, then cut off the top. Save this for when you make the roof. Tape all the pieces together securely to form your playhouse.
You can get a medium-sized cardboard box and use it as an organizer for the stuff found inside the trunk of your car. Put those cables, plastic bottles of motor oil or brake fluid inside the box to keep them nicely in place.
- Bed for your pet.
Nothing speaks more of an owner’s love for his pet than a pet bed. Line that cardboard box with a fluffy blanket and an old pillow, and your little mutt will feel so comfy that he’ll be ever so thankful to have you for his owner. And to think that you didn’t have to break the bank just to get him that!
On those days when you feel the aching urge to go unplugged from all the social media, the unassuming cardboard box may very well just be your friend. Use it in ways it’s never been used before, and you’ll be surprised at its versatility.
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