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Packaging Fillers for OCC Shoebox Distribution Center ~ Pillowcase Dresses

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I am working on packing pillowcase dresses as fillers for the Operation Christmas Child shoebox distribution center.  I have decided to tuck them into quart size ziploc bags (my husband picked up at Dollar General when they were 50% off the clearanced sticker price) and squeeze all the air I can out of them to make them as small as possible.

I have some mailing labels I got free after MaxPerks rewards from Office Max and found these delightful Christmas label templates in my Publisher program.  I'll stick one on each bag and pack them in boxes plainly marked with the same information on the outside hopefully making it easy for them to be used by the volunteers inspecting the shoeboxes at the Operation Chirstmas Child processing center.

I hope this tip is an idea someone else can use.  If you are looking for more tips for packing shoeboxes check out our series of Tips for Packing Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.

And if you'd like to see more about the OCC processing center or the need for fillers check out this post:  A Day at the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Processing Center.

1 comment:

Lin K said...

Wonderful idea to package the dresses in baggies & squeeze the air out. You'll get more into a packing box that way. Putting the sizing right on the baggie will save time for the people who receive the dresses and distribute them. I'd suggest placing clear packing tape over the address labels with your sizing info. Sometimes they can come off plastic baggies.

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