I have a confession to make: I have this thing about boxes — I just can’t let go of them! The nicer the box is, the more difficult it is for me to let go of it. It has come to the point where, whenever I buy something and I’m given the choice whether to take the box or not, I opt to go box-less for fear of adding yet another box to my stash.
It all started off innocently enough with the thought that “I might need to return this item in case it’s defective”. That, and the intention of re-purposing a box, say, to pack a gift in or to pack stuff for shipment. But when the warranty period has long expired and the boxes have started gathering dust in storage, that’s when I realised I have a problem of sorts.
But then again, looking at it from a positive angle, I do take very good care of my stuff to the point where I can pack most of them back in their original plastic bags and boxes and pass them off as only ‘slightly used’. Too bad eBay isn’t big in Malaysia. Otherwise, I’d probably manage to sell off ‘pre-loved’ items with most of the original packaging still intact!
What about you? Do you secretly hoard something, too? :P