I thought I'd "officially" join Tasha over at Comical Coupon Cents today for Thrifty Thursday.
For today's thrifty idea, I thought I'd show you a thrifty shipping idea. This is what what I do when I get too cheap and lazy to log into eBay and order more shipping supplies. I make my own boxes!! Well, kind of. When I sell clothes I almost always ship them in a "poly mailer". They are strong and lightweight (cheap shipping) and perfect for storing my eBay items until they sell from my store. The draw back????? They cost about $.20-.25 each!!
Here's a break down of my last order: Bags + Shipping= $10.90-$.22 (refund from using my PayPal MC and from BigCrumbs). So the order cost me $10.68 for 50 bags, that's $.214 each. Okay, I'll round down.....it's 21 cents.
So, here's how I'm "saving" my budget 21 cents at a time. Haha!!
I turn "food boxes" inside out for shipping. Cereal and grain type products work best. Or it seems they do. They are clean inside and out, a good size, strong cardboard but still lightweight for shipping, etc. The only drawback is, it's a little time consuming to assemble them. But, it's always a trade off when trying to be frugal, right? I just like to play with tape and scissors so I don't mind. :)
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Be sure to visit Tasha at Comical Coupon Cents for lots of other thrifty ideas!!!!!