These photos were taken on March 2, 2020 at 11:16 AM.
The location was in the living room of my house in Beltsville, Maryland.
The "Take It!" came after I had finally gone ahead and made up a replacement box after having used the one from my former house as a container for something in the shuffle of the big move to this
house. The predecessor to this box was one of the standard brown corrugated type that had no personality other than serving in this capacity faithfully for a number of years after I had fashioned
it, after wanting to have some order with this recyclable discard.
For this new replacement - I opted for a more colorful used wine bottle case. After folding in the trimmed top flaps and taping them down, the requisite handle holes were cut and
taped around the edges to help prevent wear and tear - and it is now taken on its new duty and doing it very well. It is of an adequate size to accommodate a week's worth of the three
papers I read/scan per day. I tear out articles on subjects that interest me - and then read them again months later and if they are still of interest - I keep them for the next review and
discard process. I have a number of set subjects which are of interest along with new things that pop up in this ever changing world of ours.
I am quite old fashioned in my continued habit of having news papers delivered in print form to my house on a daily basis - but find this is one of my little rituals that bring me comfort as well
as information. Yes - I put in my share of computer screen time - but watch only 2 1/2 hours of TV per week. Some how this all seems to work for me.
Incidentally - the box design using wine bottle boxes, I have illustrated, works very well in the IKEA shelving units that have the box dividers in them.
Here is hoping these little do it myself projects are of interest and possibly amusing you.
Wishing you my very best,
PS: I must say lots of packing tape was used to insure there were no exposed cardboard edges for paper to catch on - plus add strength to the unit - in order for it to last a long time as did its
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