In other words, work that needed to get done but seldom did due to full- filling the more involved tasks.
I've carried the tradition of performing mindless tasks for when I'm too tired to work at the drawing table, or on the computer. Chopping up cardboard to protect my items that sell on ETSY is one of them. It cuts down on my shipping time too. I know some sellers just toss their items in a bubble mailer, but I prefer to add a little more protection for my customers acquired purchase as it journeys to their door. And my customers appreciate the effort:
"Super cute. Seller goes extra mile...card was wrapped beautifully and care was taken to make sure it shipped with no damage. :)"
And enjoy dear customer!