"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."
Back to the empty prescription drug containers -- I had to go out of state to take care of my elderly aunt last month. And guess what she had been saving for me?! Two plastic bags full of containers! I think I need to find a kindergarten art class or something that needs them.
I'm the box top coordinator for our school. Which is lucky b/c I obsess about them. I find a way to insert Box Tops (said very quickly like it's one word) in nearly every conversation. Had a board member walk through my department and he even got the BoxTop lecture.
I use them and 35mm film containers for all sorts of odds and ends, pins, change, extra buttons, sequins,my daughters barbie doll shoes! We also use those M& M mini containers in many of the same ways. Always something to stick in them to have handy we also put matches in to keep them from getting wet for our emerency kits!
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The regular size ones make great change holders, especially for quarters. They're good to fill for kid's gifts, or anyone needing change for laundromats, buses, pop-machines, etc. Decorate for a special gift with contact paper, collage, glue on seed beads, etc.
Fill 1/3 with dry rice or beans, tape two or more to a chopstick and the kids have maracas to shake.
Great for organizing beads, pins, sewing needles, buttons, etc.
They make great bobbers for fishing if you can put a bead of hot glue around the cap to make them not fill with water. Hot glue a loop from a metal twist tie so you can quickly attach to a fishing line. I use craft wire wrapped around the cap with loop, then when I hot glue it, the hot glue anchors it down.
Make emergency kits: 1. First Aid: BandAids, alcohol swab, gauze pad 2. Sunburn: Snack zip loc with a squirt of lotion, one with sunscreen, one with paper towel. 3. Handiwipes: paper towels moistened with water and rubbing alcohol. Put in zip loc if pill bottles leak. 4. Sewing kit 5. Trash: plastic trash bags, or plastic grocery bags.
Edited by: FRUGAL_MN at: 6/6/2010 (11:34)
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What do you do with your empty prescription pill bottles? I am really getting a collection and they are cluttering my cabinent. I would love to hear ideas on what you do with these plastic containers. Diana
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