Do you order online? Do you buy in store? Either way you might buy items that come in a box. There are alternatives to breaking down and throwing away the box, especially if they are in good shape. And it doesn’t matter if there is print on the outside or not,because you can usually you can use the inside.
You can break down the box, cut along the creases and use the smaller pieces for :
take two pieces and make a makeshift backing to prop something up.