This is something I have been procrastinating for quite some time now. Namely getting ride of those figure boxes which are increasing in numbers with every new purchases.
Like many true blue otakus, I don’t have the heart to throw away the boxes. Some of them are very nice looking indeed and it’s a shame to see their eventual fate at the incinerator. Those ugly looking boxes however are the first to be dumped away. But even after throwing out a portion of my boxes, the remaining ones still takes up too much space.
I thought, if I were to empty the boxes of the inner clear plastic that holds the figure, I can stack the smaller boxes into the medium box and then into the bigger boxes.
I bet many will say, “But I need those inner plastic to put my figures in case I move to a new house” or “I need it in case I sell my figures”. The second point is understandable but how many die hard figure collectors really part with their collection? I know I won’t, well most probably.
As for moving house, how many times does one move houses anyway? It’s not economic to store all the boxes for eternity just for that 1 or 2 house moves if there ever be one in the first place. Furthermore even if one really move house, it’s not really practical to put all of one’s figures into their respective boxes. Just imagine how many one is gonna move!? I think wrapping them in bubble wrap and putting them i one big cardboard box is more efficient.
Initially I thought doing all this is going to a drag but surprisingly, it turn out to be quite fun. A strange sense of achievement from freeing up so many space. lol.