Reusing, repurposing and recycling are good habits for anyone who aspires to have a less wasteful household. The creative people behind GitaDini have designed their gift boxes and bags with that in mind. Not only is GitaDini packaging attractive, it’s also durable enough to use again and again. So rather than throw it away, consider giving packaging a second life! Here are a few ideas:
GitaDini’s OTTO Storage Stools come packed in large, sturdy tote bags. These heavy-duty plastic-bags are big and strong enough to carry just about anything: groceries, beach or gym gear, laundry (handy for residents of student dorms and New York City apartment buildings), or any other essentials of daily life. These totes are not only practical, their bright designs look great, too.
Reusable shopping bags have been a way of life in Europe for years, and they seem to be catching on in parts of the U.S. Places like California are working on legislation to phase out single-use plastic bags and promote reusable shopping bags instead. It certainly makes a lot of sense. Flimsy plastic shopping bags are infamous for cluttering up our kitchens and then becoming significant landfill waste or ocean debris if not recycled. But why use them at all, when reusable bags are available?
It’s not hard to get into the habit of carrying reusable bags, especially for grocery shopping. If you drive to the store, always keep a few tote bags in the trunk of your car. If you walk or take public transportation to go shopping, keep some bags near the door where they’re easy to grab on the way out: maybe hanging on a hook or stored inside a GitaDini OTTO stool. Wherever you do your everyday shopping, carrying a bright and reusable shopping bag will make a stylish statement.
Boxes are another useful shopping by-product for home organization and I have certainly repurposed a fair number of plain old shoe boxes over the years. GitaDini’s kitchenware products come packed in attractive gift boxes made of sturdy cardboard. These are endlessly useful as storage containers.
Better looking than a shoebox, they provide great storage on a shelf, in a pantry, or in a closet or drawer. Wherever used around the home, they’re perfect for holding and organizing small items such as desk supplies, photos and cards, fabric, or small toys.
If you’ve bought a GitaDini product or received one as a gift, you’ll know what I mean: the packaging is simply too nice to throw away. And it’s meant to be repurposed if you wish. Many household items – not just packaging – can be reused for practical or decorative reasons. Even if you don’t have a use for it, someone else might. And when it’s really no longer useful, then recycle whenever possible (GitaDini’s cardboard gift boxes are recyclable). Reusing, repurposing and recycling involve a little more effort than simply tossing something in the trash, but the small effort is very worthwhile.
Pamela Small works from a home office as a copywriter, editor and translator of business communication. Having an organized, well-designed home and workspace keeps her both happy and productive.