Friday, July 10, 2009

That just might work...

I don't know about you guys but when it comes to shipping items and the ever rising cost,- (despite the fact that Dh works for the Postal Service) I try and get my hands on as many of those little bags of air as I can. So I started thinking of ways I could do the same thing. The cost is the factor. Little bags would be too costly. Then it hit me, why not use balloons!!! They are cheap, I have free hot air- LOL and that would work. Only fill the balloon as much as needed. Could fit in there with the dollies and still be protected and light weight. Much lighter then paper anyway.

So what do you all think? I am excited and am gonna give it a try. I thought we could all use a cheaper way to package our item, so that is why I am sharing.

Have the most wonderful day. Gotta go clean up the house again. I wasn't even home and it is a mess again:(


Sonia ;) said...

That is very cool idea....Good thinking Pea...

Hugs xoxox Sonia

AwtemNymf said...

not a bad idea. It just might work. Let me know how it goes. I'm often mailing dolls too and even send them in bubble wrap envelopes. I wrap then in bubble wrap and then in the padded envelope. I don't like to, but I ask the receiver if they don't mind? Who woulda thought- balloons. Genius! :O)

Phillane E'lee said...

Thanks Sonia,
Ya know it worked just fine I think.

Phillane E'lee said...

Ya know packing it seemed to go just like the bags with air. So ya know I think we have a winner.
Thanks sweetie.

Jenny Carter said...

Sounds like a good idea. I hate tying those suckers though, very frustrating.

Phillane E'lee said...

LOL Jenny,
Oh I can tie a balloon so fast it can shock ya. I used to work at the State Fair as a teenager every summer. Slinging hash, tying balloons and a lot of other really unuseful items.. LOL
You can always use curling ribbon to tie them. Remember to stretch the balloon. The blow it up a bit and let it go and then blow it up and leave a bit on the end for tying. That is the trick!

Christine said...

That is a genius idea! And just imagine the added pleasure of the reciever-doing the happy dance because the package they were anxiously awaiting has arrived and then opening it to find a party in the package too!! lol

Phillane E'lee said...

I never thought of it like that but yes, that is a neat way of looking at it.
Thanks sweetie.
Have a wonderful weekend

~Tonya said...

I thought of it, as Christine did! I thought you could color coordinate as well.

That is a grand idea and I may just have to try it. Have to get balloons thou, as they DO NOT last around here, even if I hid them.

They either have to blow them up and play hot potatoe or make water balloons outside...who can blame them for either idea thou.


Phillane E'lee said...

Thanks Tonya,
I agree it could be a lot of fun. It worked fine but wonder what the customers will think. LOL they might think I am nuts.
Have a great week.

Lance said...

Brilliant idea, I just might try this! Packing materials cost way too much.

Phillane E'lee said...

Thank you Lance.
I agree shipping stuff cost way too much.

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Sounds like a plan to me Pea!!,
I hate having to charge more for packing too, this might work !!

Phillane E'lee said...

I agree, it worked well in one box so I think it is a go.
Have a great week.

My Little Raggedy Blessings said...

Neat idea Pea,you could even write a message on one of the ballons. I might just have to give that a try .That is if I can spare any of this air in my head while blowing them up .Couldn't help my self Hee Hee :)I know your smiling right now lol. I am such a dork .Have a good week sweetie.


Phillane E'lee said...

Golly Renae, I hate to agree but you are a dork! LOL J.K. believe me when I say you are in good company and yep, big old smile on my face. LOL

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