Aside from old shoe boxes, those perfume/lotion boxes are very useful and inexpensive way to store tools like scissors, punches, pens, cutters, rulers, etc,etc. They are not only very sturdy, but come in attractive designs too, or you can always decorate them to your liking. I've a few that I've saved over the years and instead of buying photo boxes, I just use what I already have and save the money for other scrapbooking stuff.