technical tuesday: dealing with packing styrofoam

So first off I have to give credit for this little tip to the Saskatchewan Craft Council. I learned this trick when I worked there years ago.  I personally have a complete hatred for those ridiculous static empowered styrofoam packing peanuts. They get everywhere. My cats try to eat them. The kids try to break them into the smallest particle size possible. They suck, but throwing them out isn’t an option. I recycle all of my packing materials for the cost as well as environmental savings. But a quick and easy solution is to put the peanuts in plastic bags (also recycling and giving those bags a second life). Packing these around your art will give it the same support as if they were free floating in the box but without the risk of them getting everywhere. Ridiculously simple solution.