I suspect I will hear the phrase "the original box may have saved our lives" for the remainder of my natural life. I am a wanna be minimalist married to a man with pack rat tendencies. During our recent move, he managed to pull out the original box to every single appliance we have purchased over the past 20 years. At first, I was horrified. Then I came to the realization that having the boxes with their original packing materials was really going to simplify the packing process for many of these awkwardly shaped items. One of the items we put in our checked luggage was our Berkey water filter. It is a stainless steel cylinder with four filter "rods". I am sure it got the TSA agents very excited. Thankfully, we had the original box or it may have been a rather long day.