Check Out How This Reader Upcycled The Packaging From One of Her Son’s Christmas Gift


Heres a tip for the next time your child gets a toy with great packaging like Melissa & Doug!

Hip2Save reader Sindhoori had a brilliant epiphany that easily transformed the packaging from her son’s Christmas gift into a drawer insert. With just a couple of tweaks, she was able to effectively organize makeup, jewelry, and more! 🙌

This is such a fantastic idea considering a basic bamboo drawer organizer can you run you about $20 on Amazon!

One’s trash is another one’s treasure…

My son got a Melissa & Doug’s wooden train car set as a Christmas gift. He immediately discarded the wooden tray and was happy playing with the train. I quickly transformed that tray into an organizer with the help of some small cardboard pieces. The good thing is, I can give that tray back to my son at any time

Thank you, Sindhoori, for sharing your simple yet ingenious idea with us! We love the idea of upcycling and getting organized without having to spend another dime.


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