Back to school supplies are all over the place and the beloved plastic pencil box is ever prominent.
I found these “1/2 size” boxes at the local big box store and was totally floored at what I could do with them. Think they are just for holding pens and pencils? Not even! Here’s a few more ideas to use these little gems! And, the small boxes are only $.49, so you might want to grab a couple.
First aid kit
For under $5, you could make up several quick first aid kits to have in the car, in your purse, to go bag, and even in a gym bag. These little boxes hold an entire box of bandaids, some antibacterial cream and a couple of hand wipes. Add in a a couple of dollars for an emergency and you’ve got it made!
Traveling or camping? These little boxes make the perfect holder for toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap and washcloths, or even small bottles of shampoo/conditioner/deodorant.
At the Beach
While not completely water and sand proof, these little gems can hold money, a cell phone, or other small items and help keep them more secure.
On the Road
Try putting video games in these little boxes instead of spending money on a “holder”. They are easy to open and snap shut, keeping the games secure and yet close by. You could even add some packs of dried fruit or nuts for a quick access snack.
In Your Purse
I have to admit to loving these for holding the small stuff that normally gets lost at the bottom of the abyss that is my purse. I have one that holds all my pens (genius!), my lipgloss, a small hairbrush, and my cell charger cord. Why not a makeup bag? They are far more flimsy and for some reason, I can’t get what I need to fit in there. These little boxes are perfect for just about anything!
What are some other uses you can come up with? Be sure to pin this to your favorite board for later
Heather’s homesteading journey started in 2006, with baby steps: first, she got a few raised beds, some chickens, and rabbits. Over the years, she amassed a wealth of homesteading knowledge, knowledge that you can find in the articles of this blog.