Many households experience a massive amount of paperwork, books and mail that enter their home almost daily. Some of us need a little extra guidance when organizing all of these pieces. There is an eco-friendly tutorial below that will help you transform your old cereal boxes into the perfect storage containers for all your printed material. This is just another example of how you can go green in your home.
Empty Cereal Box
Step One – Lay the empty cereal box flat on a table top, the front of the box should be facing up. Cut the top opening of the box off, you will be removing the entire top of the cereal box. Take your ruler and draw a diagonal line with your pencil from the top left hand corner of the box to about halfway down the front of the box.
Step Two – Carefully cut the pencil line you traced with your scissors. Next you can use the diagonal line of the front as your guide to trace a matching line onto the inside of the back of the box. Cut along that pencil tracing to remove part of the back side of the box.
Step Three – The final piece of the cereal box that needs to be removed is the long vertical side on the right of the cereal box. You can simply cut a horizontal line across where the two diagonal sides meet.
Now that you have your cereal box book holder, start organizing your materials!
Magazines, Books, Comics and Catalogs
The cereal box holders can now store your magazines, books, comics and catalogs. The recycled cereal box holders can be stored on bookshelves, desks or table tops in home offices, living rooms and bedrooms.
Recipe Books and Take Out Menus
Instead of tossing your take out menus into a junk draw; organize them into your DIY cereal box holder. You can neatly place them on your kitchen counter top where they will be easily accessible when you are ordering a quick meal.
Most parents face the dilemma of what to do with the enormous amount of artwork that their children create. As much as you would like to keep every piece, sometimes you just can’t. When choosing select art pieces that your children made, you can now organize each piece in the cereal box holders. This will help keep them in good condition as well as easy to find. The cereal box holders full of artwork can be kept on closet shelves or bookcases for safe keeping.
Bills and Important Papers
Bills are notorious for being tossed somewhere within your home after you go through your daily mail. A great way to keep them in order is to place them into a designated cereal box holder located near the area where you sit down to write out your weekly/monthly bills.
Below are other items that can easily be lost at home that would benefit from recycled cereal box storage:
Homework and School Info
Coupons and Mail-In Rebates