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Is your workspace overflowing with packing materials?

Posted Sunday, July 10, 2011, at 8:58 AM

If you are selling product on a regular basis that needs protection, but having trouble storing all the packing material needed, here is a product that was presented at the recent Internet Retailer show.

While we use recycled materials and have room for storage, this is something I definitely like to know about as a back-up plan. It may fit into your plan now.

Basically, it makes bubble wrap with 1/2" x 2 1/4" chambers, that can be inflated to a 1-1 1/2" depth)

Go here to read all the details http://www.my-packness.com/ (not an affiliate link and I have no financial interest)

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I found a use for Packing Peanuts that come in your packages but don't know what I would do with air bubbles.

I buried the Packing Peanuts in my planters to allow for drainage and aeration and to save on top soil.

I used it like you would use perlite only kept in on the bottom so it wouldn't come up to the surface when planting something.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sun, Jul 10, 2011, at 5:08 PM

Let us know how it holds up. I was always curious about using it that way, especially for ornamental plants.

When our main supplier of peanuts changed to ones made from corn, that idea went away. Put water on those cornstarch puffs and they become mush.

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jul 10, 2011, at 7:17 PM

Hi Steve,

This is actually unrelated, but regarding your question on my last blog the reception is at 7:00pm Monday night at the Fly. Also, I've updated the pictures in my blog with a few more you might find interesting, if you'd like to take a look:


Hope to finally get a chance to meet you.

-- Posted by shawna.jones on Sun, Jul 10, 2011, at 9:46 PM

I dug up a plant and planted another plant in its place. I unearthed one packing peanut still in good shape. I put it back in the hole and planted the new plant. My plants are doing great in the planter.

I put a rubber liner in the bottom of this planter with a drain located about 4 inches up. That way it can hold water but not drown the plants. The plant is a plant that should be planted on a river bank.

I buried a plastic tub in another planter with egg rocks in it to hold water. Then finished filling up the planter with dirt for my Black Elephant Ears. They can grow in water or just need to be keep moist.

Only problem I had was in the winter I put insulation over the bulbs which I left in the ground. The insulation caused the moisture in the tub to come to the top and rot the bulbs. I will have to use straw in the winter from now on.

The purpose was to keep the rain water from rotting the bulbs, but the cover held the moisture just under the cover and defeated the purpose. I always have to learn the hard way.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Mon, Jul 11, 2011, at 2:09 PM

I lost all my taro roots to extreme freezing this year. I forgot to pile straw or chips on them. I seem to learn the same way as you.

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jul 11, 2011, at 8:37 PM

It happens when old man winter gets here.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Tue, Jul 12, 2011, at 10:28 AM

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.