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"Over the years I have made several of these. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that these boxes -when used in the pictured position- are not strong enough on their own to hold very many books or magazines for very long. Eventually they will sag and become an eyesore. Preventing the eyesore from happening is simple - turn the boxes on their side once they are completed, and Voila! They are an EXCELLENT way to wrangle in all that clutter and chaos we often find throughout our home and office. There is also another way to make them strong and that is to REINFORCE THEM. Personally, I like to do this when I need to use the boxes for flimsier items like loose papers that have a tendency to curl on their edges if stored on their sides or when not packed tightly. Reinforcing the boxes means you can put a lot more weight into them even while they are laying flat like they are in the picture. I reinforce my boxes with a very thin wood that can be purchased at almost any hardware store - it is called Louon (my spelling is probably off but it is pronounced LEW-ON). It is very cost-effective and extremely easy to work with. Add to this that it is VERY VERSATILE and you have a great solution to making even very flimsy projects much more stable. I hope this helps! BTW USPS boxes are legal to use BUT ONLY if you PURCHASED them OR they are USED. IF you are thinking about using new boxes that were FREE from the USPS Priority Mail Services - then you would be breaking the law. New FREE Boxes MUST be used only for Mail. Boxes that are Purchased or Used should be OK."

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Victoria LavertuHey fellow crafters! My name is Victoria and I'm the 'vixen' of vixenMade. I love crafting and sewing and do it mostly to keep me sane. As a mother of three, including a girl and twin boys, I'm always craving more time to create and inspire others. I love blogging and love to read other blogs to feed my inspiration. I also enjoy showing others how to make things by writing as many tutorials as I can. My tutorials page is constantly growing so be sure to check back often for new ones. Aside from blogging and crafting, I love to have fun with my kids, whether it's having big tickle wars or just hanging out in the backyard on the swingset. I also have a thing for owls, the color pink, watching movies, party planning, and googling anything and everything. I hope you can find time to try some of the projects I've done or just have fun creating your own.

 

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