I just removed the cardboard tubes from all of our gift wrap. The wrap is very likely to get crumbled and torn now, but Sarah needed a dozen cardboard tubes for a school project. It could be worse. In the past I have had to empty canned goods into rubbermaid so that cans could be used and dumped cereal into ziplocks because the boxes were needed for something. If we lived in an old schoolhouse this wouldn’t be a problem since I would have an arts and crafts room to store empty film canisters, old coffee cans and other trash/craft supplies.