Wednesday, March 5, 2014

How to make your tissue box full (and retrievable)



This tutorial might be extremely banal and simplistic, but it solves a pet peeve of mine so I thought I'd share it anyway. Admitting I have a problem with things like this may say more about me that I want to admit! Does anyone else experience this?

After removing the first tissue, the second comes out nicely, ready to use. Halfway through the box, the tissue can't reach that far up, so stays down. I dig through the plastic slit only to continuously widen it further to the point of uselessness each time. The nearer I get to the bottom, the more frustrated I am by this ritual that I just dig the remaining batch out and toss the box.


To solve this inefficient eyesore, I kept a previously used box and flattened it. I scored new lines on 2 sides (one short and one long) to make the base just a tad smaller than original, so that it can fit into another box.


Once the same predicament happened again, I turned the half-used box upside down and inserted the trimmed older box into the new one and glued the tabs back in place. Ah, uninterrupted tissues ready for a sneeze!

8 comments:

  1. That is an awesome idea! I hate fighting for a tissue too when the box gets half empty! I've just kept silent about it because my family thinks I'm anal enough about too many things all ready!

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    1. LOL yay! I'm not the only one!!! Thanks so much for letting me know there's another tissue worshipper who wants the half box to be full. :D

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  2. Ah that simplicity of idea! You always leave us wonder, now why didn't I think of that? :D

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    1. Hahaha, hi Pritesh, I'm just relieved I'm not the only one to see that as being a bother! :D

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  3. I for one admire anyone who chooses to see the box half full :) Also, you may not even realize you are contributing to better Feng Shui for your home. When slight irritations build up, it 'effects' the vibe of our space. One of those "can't quite put my finger on it but something is just sort of off" kind of feelings. Sounds like hooey, but there really is something to it.

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    1. Hurrah for hooey! Thanks for commenting V.H.! I hadn't realized that could affect my Feng Shui but you're right. I feel good each time I look at the box now because I solved a problem using what I had on hand rather than buy a solution - kind of like MacGyver!

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  4. Keep the half-empty box upside down, so the tissues stay at the top. Lift it up to pull out the next tissue.

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    1. Now that would have been too easy Martha! LOL Thanks for sharing that idea :D

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