how much packing material do you save?
We've recently moved twice in a few months (sold our house in SoCal, moved to rental apartment in Oregon, bought a house in Oregon) and am sorting out the packing materials.
Most of the cardboard boxes I've either recycled or given to people on freecycle.org who wanted them. I've also given away a lot of the off-white clean packing paper and bubble wrap.
I'm keeping some just for our own purposes, such as sending packages. I'm thinking I'll keep a box of the used-but-clean packing paper, a box of bubble wrap, a trash bag of the foam peanuts, and just a few smaller boxes. I have a shed out back where I can store them, but I wonder if anyone else keeps this stuff or just tries to find it when they need it. My excuse for keeping it is that it's expensive to buy new and can't always find it for free when needed.
I'm the type of clutterbug who often thinks, "I must keep this because I might need it some day" and I wonder if a modest amount of packing materials fits into this category too.
And what would you consider "a modest amount?" How much do you keep on hand?