If you’re naturally detail-oriented like me, then you zero in on clever ways of putting arcane packaging details like “dust flaps” to better use.
What are “dust flaps”? They’re those flaps attached to either side at the opening of a folding carton. They make the box a bit stronger and they’re supposed to keep dust and other foreign particles out. (Although, if the contents of your box are particularly particulate, then you could also say that they keep the particles in.)
Closing a box, these are the smaller flaps that you fold in before you tuck in the tuck flap. Opening a box, these flaps are the last thing you’ll see before the box is fully open.
Here are 4 ways of getting more mileage from those unassuming dust flaps. [Read more…]