Question: Do we need to keep our boxes for electronic items such as phones, gaming systems, TV’s, etc?
Electronics Expert: The answer is yes and no. Basically, keep the box and packaging if you ever plan to resell the item or return it. If you plan to move a television, computer or another large electronic it is a good idea to keep the box in order to transport it safely to another location. Also, if you want to keep a product as a collector’s item the packaging needs to remain in incredible condition. If it is a small electronic like a phone or iPod that you do not plan to return, get rid of the box. If it is a big television or computer you don’t plan to move or return, then toss the packaging. -Julie Vlahon
Professional Organizer: I usually advise to cut off (and file) the panel of the box that has the serial number, bar code, etc. that is needed for warranty purposes and then toss the box. If the client prefers to keep the boxes, I have them break them down so they can be stored flat under a bed, behind the couch or somewhere that doesn’t take up as much room. -Natalie Schrier