When you receive your item from Token_survivor, you will have a suitable amout of packing depending on the item sent.
I do use lots of foam, bubble wrap, boxes, cartons, padded bags and satchels depending on the item
If you ever intend to sell an item on eBay, then you have a start to your packing ready for your buyer.
Instead, open them carefully and keep them for when you need to pack something up that you sold.
Buyers really appreciate it when you don't over charge on postage and handling and by recycling the postpaks they will save a lot of money on handling.
That way you just charge them for the postage and you aren't out of pocket yourself.
Buyers will be more attracted to your items if you have a lower priced 'handling' fee.
You will be suprised just how many packing items you can recycle!
Another way to save on packaging is to use plastic bags or odd shaped items.
Australian Post use a "cubing" system with the boxes/cartons sent thus no matter the small weight for the large carton postage will be most expensive.
I really prefer to use satchel bags for post wherever possible thus no cubing
But they can't 'cube' an obscure shape so this is where using bags comes in handy!
Wrap your item in plenty of bubble wrap first and you have a very safe way to send items.
This way, the parcel goes on weight alone and not the weight plus the cubing.
* re-use those postpaks that you receive in your mailbox
* save all your bubble wrap that you come across
* recycle packaging containers / bags
* try to avoid using boxes for heavier, bulky item
* package the items in obscure shapes to avoid being charged extra fees for 'cubing'.
I mainly do use brand new packing, so lets use it again and save on landfill