Al and Peggy's Corner: Paying It Forward Is Just So Easy

Paying It Forward Is Just So Easy

Paying It Forward Is Just So Easy

We get lots of flyers and newsletter printed and each delivery comes in a number of cardboard boxes.
Sometimes they had a shortage of boxes and the flyers were packed in the box lids! It had never occurred to us before but the printing place is in need of boxes for our deliveries and those of others.

man carrying boxes
Normally after we pick up the flyers or newsletters, we would crush those boxes and put them in the recycling bin.  After talking to the printers and realizing their need for boxes, we now save them up, load them into the car and take them back to the printers on our next pick up.

Saves the environment and helps the printers out too!

As a good friend of ours Chris Smith says, "sometimes we feel that we are the real beneficiary of actions like these, when we consider how it makes us feel for a while".

Paying It Forward Is Just So Easy

 

 

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RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage
10473 Islington Ave., Kleinburg, ON  L0J1C0
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Comment balloon 12 commentsAl & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers • June 23 2011 08:02PM

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Al and Peggy:

Great idea and I know your printer appreciates your effort. Good job!!

Posted by Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin (Austin Texas Homes) about 8 years ago

What a good idea that helps everyone involved and the environment at the same time.  Good pay it forward you two.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) about 8 years ago

Good for you.  It is so true.  The great way we feel when we do something for another is the best part!

Lynn

Posted by Lynn Donn, Homes for Sale in Nanaimo BC (Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty) about 8 years ago

Thanks Alan and Michele, it was as simple as observing (the flyers in the lid), asking and then supplying! ;)

Thanks Anita, we like it when it is a double whammy ie helping the environment at the same time!

It really is Lynn, their smile is reflected on your own face every time!  

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago
Great idea and a lovely random act of kindness! I know who they'll remember when they need a Realtor!
Posted by Melinda (Mel) Peterson, Curator of Happy Endings (Real Estate Cafe LLC) about 8 years ago

Al and Peggy, that is what I would truly call recycling, and doing a good deed at the same time.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 8 years ago

Printing? You mean there are still people getting printing done and that there are still printers to do it? Wow! I wonder if that’s only in Canada. JJJJ

Have a nice day

Posted by Not a real person about 8 years ago

Hi Al and Peggy - A very smart way to reuse the boxes.  I am sure that the printer will be very happy when the Canada Post strike is over so you can buy more flyers and newsletters in the boxes you return. 

Posted by FN LN about 8 years ago

Melinda, do you think we'll get a discount on the printing? LOL!

We like this kind of recycling George, now we have to hope the next guy does the same thing.....maybe we'll mark the boxes in code to see if we get them again LOL!

LOL! Yes Russel, some things die hard....as long as we get a good result from it we'll keep doing it!

You have that right Marc, we have an order to go in that we should do so we are ready!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Al & Peggy- nothing better than acts of kindness that help not only someone else but the environment as well! Perhaps they'll pay it forward to you guys one day and throw a few extra newletters your way!

Posted by Margie Kopp Sorrell, Lake Oconee Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country) about 8 years ago

We would take them Margie LOL! But we were glad to help out with the boxes and it actually saved us the trouble of breaking them up too! 

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Al and Peggy, isn't it funny how such great ideas are really so simple?  This will help your printer, and Save Our Planet at the same time =)  Good Job!

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

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