Yesterday, my oldest daughter and I headed to a nearby thrift shop so she could take her resume in and while there, I decided to check out the games, books and baby clothes sections, of course Well, the games section was an afterthought after I already had the rest of my stuff on the counter. However, there was a gentleman who had less than me, so I offered to allow him to go first and while I was waiting, I took a quick trip over to the games.
Among a couple of other things, I saw this lovely sea creature floor puzzle. The box was torn, taped and bent, but “all pieces in box” was written on the top of the box, and for 75 cents, I figured I would take the gamble on it. I love the large piece floor puzzles for littles!
So, first we put it together, we meaning, me mama, 2yog and 4yob Teenaged sisters doing schoolwork look on, watching the fun and wishing they were still preschool rather than highschool LOL!
Then, because the box was so badly mangled, I decided that I needed to put it in a ziploc bag. This is not a new thing for our games and puzzles, they actually take up much less room when packaged in a bag rather than the box. First, I got out big ziploc bag. I buy the ones with the zipper tabs on them for anything the children are using to make them easier to open and close.
So, what I do is, cut the box top to fit into the bag, so the puzzle picture is showing through the bag.
I cut the picture from the top and also from the side in this case.
It saves a bit of room and is in a more streamlined package.