Ordering holiday presents online is a great way to avoid hectic crowds, but those boxes of goodies can come with an extra burden inside: packing peanuts. Sure, they're useful when you need fragile items protected during transportation, but you probably just toss them out after you're done unpacking whatever they were cushioning.
It turns out, those simple pieces of styrofoam can actually help make life easier for you in all kinds of ways!
Take a look below to see how you can get more use out of ordinary packing peanuts instead of just throwing them away.
This story originally appeared in our print magazine.