Do I Need to Save My Sewing Machine Boxes?

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We recently learned, 80% of sewists save their sewing machine boxes and 20% throw them out. 

Tell you the truth I didn’t know what the outcome would be. I was a bit surprised so many people kept their sewing machine boxes, but that is because I land on the 20% side of not keeping my boxes. 

If you work through a reputable sewing machine store with an experienced service center, you will not need to keep your sewing machine boxes.

5 Reasons Why You Should SAVE Your Boxes

  1. If you move and have movers moving your stuff. 
  2. If you “Winter” and “Summer” in two different locations. 
  3. If you ever want to SHIP your machine to a new location. Notice, we said SHIP not put on an airplane. We recommend always using UPS or FedEx to ship and insure a sewing machine. Airlines do not offer any insurance. Should anything happen during transportation airlines do not cover for any damage.
  4. You HIDE fabric in your boxes. 
  5. You do not live near a sewing machine service center and know you will need to ship it in to have it serviced. 

5 Reasons Why You Don’t Need to Save Your Boxes

  1. Don’t have space to store them. 
  2. Your local sewing machine retailer is fully trained and experienced to take care of your sewing machine service needs. 
  3. You have purchased a sewing machine roller bag for transportation. 
  4. You are downsizing. 
  5. If you ever need boxes in the future after recycling them, call your local sewing machine retailer and ask for one. Most of the time they would be happy to be on the lookout for a box for you. Just give them a little time to locate one for you. 

If your boxes are taking up some valuable space, see which above category you land in and adjust accordingly. 

Or maybe you just give it to your favorite pet…

  1. Genevieve Menvielle says:

    I like the last reason to keep my sewing box, my cat loves it!

  2. susan frey says:

    I saved all my sewing boxes for quite a few years. When I moved to a small apartment I recycled them-it was really, really hard to do!

    1. Sara says:

      Hi Susan,

      Good for you! Plus you have Heirloom Creations as your awesome service center. 😉

      Sara Snuggerud

  3. Linda S koeberle says:

    I live where I have to ship my machines every time they need servicing or repair. I would have been charged an extra eighty dollars if I had not saved my box!

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