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Thread: Stupid question - Sewing machine box

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    Stupid question - Sewing machine box

    I got a new sewing machine in November. I have been hanging onto the box "just in case, but I live in a small apartment and really don't have the space. Is there any reason I would need it in the future? Or can it go to the dumpster??? And for that matter, what about the box for the TV?

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    If I have space, I hang on until the warranty runs out. After that no reason to keep. You could remove the packing materials and cut the box down to store it flat if you wanted to keep it just in case.

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    Some items require that it be returned in original box if something goes wrong with it. I know this is what is required for my laptop. I know that it used to be that way with TV's. I helped a friend clean out her father's house after passing and he had every box for every electronic that he owned! Some he didn't even have the item anymore. Check your warranty for your machine and/or send an email to the manufacturer asking if the box is needed for returns.
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    I to hang on to mine for a long time.

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    I put my sewing machine back in the box when I am traveling by car with my machine. I don't have a carrying case and the box works just fine.
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    I have a ton of them in the attic; sewing machines, TV's, computers, appliances, etc! Me, Hoarder of boxes??!!

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    When I bought my Janome 6600P the Store told me to keep the box if I want to up grade within the next 6 months they would give me full credit if I returned it in the box. So I kept the box and decided to keep my machine - finally thru away the box. And the same with my Accuquilt Go - kept the sill box for a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndysC View Post
    I got a new sewing machine in November. I have been hanging onto the box "just in case, but I live in a small apartment and really don't have the space. Is there any reason I would need it in the future? Or can it go to the dumpster??? And for that matter, what about the box for the TV?

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    If you feel better keeping them, break them down and slide them behind the headboard or under the bed or behind the china cabinet or between the washer & dryer.
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    if you feel the need to keep a box, flatten it out and put in the closet behind your clothes or under the bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    If you feel better keeping them, break them down and slide them behind the headboard or under the bed or behind the china cabinet or between the washer & dryer.
    Okay, now that is a brilliant idea!!!
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    With certain things you need to keep the bulky styrofoam as well in case it has to be shipped in for warranty repair. Most things however it isn't likely to be needed. Do check your warranty before tossing it all.

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    I don't live close to my dealer so I keep the box in case I need to send it for repair. The shipping cost is less than the drive back and forth not counting time. Having the original box and packing was great for that. If I lived close I wouldn't keep the boxes.
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    If you anticipate moving or traveling with the machine, it's better to have the box with all the packing materials to have safer travels...other than that - as others have said - keep it thru the warranty period if your paperwork says it's needed for a return/exchange.
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    If you flatten boxes and place under the mattress you see it every time you turn the mattress and it reminds you to check date, under the bed or behind cupboards can be forgotten.
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    Thanks for all the help!

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    i'm not a keeper of unneeded things...I guess if i get caught behind the 8ball, then UPS would have to pack it up well for me.l
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    It was suggested to me when I bought my high end machine to keep the box just in case I ever needed to ship it off. I was really happy that I had done that when a yr later I traded it in for a newer model. The person buying it got thier new machine all boxed up like new. I went thru the book and made sure every bobbin, attachment, etc was in there. I have a 400 Kenmore and that box has been long gone. My new Viking Diamond Deluxe is being stored in the shed.
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    My Brother requested that I keep the box. So make it lay flat and slid under something, couch, bed, etc.

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    Okay, fold the box flat, but what about storing the styrofoam & other packing stuff?

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    We keep every box for electronics and sewing machines. We've moved every ten-fifteen years during our marriage and we packed items back into their boxes before the movers packed us up. Everything packed into its original box with the styrofoam liner arrived in perfect shape. Attics are a good place to store bulky items you only need once in a blue moon.

    And guess what? Even though this is our retirement home, DH put all the boxes in the attic as we unpacked.
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    I have a basement, so I keep boxes so that if I want to sell the item or if I move, I can package the item before the movers can damage it. I do get rid of boxes once I no longer have the item.

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    I just bought a new CD player and we folded the box and put it behind something, i threw away all the packing materials. If I need to send it back, then I will get new packing materials.

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    My DH thinks all boxes should be kept. We have so many.....tv, computer,sewing machines. He also saves all the paperwork from every thing. I recently was cleaning out his files and found receipts from the 60's. My goal when I return home in the spring is to de-clutter our house. We will see if I can get away with this! So...keep them for the length of the warrantee....then bye- bye boxes!

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    It may see that the box could get in the way but I keep my box to one side under the cutting table. I use it to store Kits until I am ready for them. It is not a fire hazard there, and who knows when one might need to move!

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    Use them to sort your fabric, or to put out of season clothes in

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