Simple disguises for preps
Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:12 PM
Be who you are and say what you feel. Those that matter don't mind and those that mind don't matter!... Dr. Seuss
Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:16 AM
I like the idea of using decorator tins for candle keeping. But found if you don't already have them, they can be quite expensive.Still a long tin would be perfect for tapers and protect them more than laid in a drawer that might have other stuff rattling around in it too.
Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:05 AM
One year MIL/FIL asked us what was in one of the tins, because they couldn't get the lid off. They had opened every one while we were away just to see what was in them.
Alcohol tins are great for spaghetti and lasagna noodles, crackers and things like that. Smaller cookie tins are good for daily use and storing smaller quantities, so I don't have to break open the larger preps as often. Large popcorn tins that come out around Christmas are full of everything else.
DH got several 5 foot wooden missile boxes from the DMSO years ago. They are part of our home decor. I installed shelves inside and store unlimited supplies in them. The smaller 2 foot boxes are also filled. Stood on end with a shelf across they look like home made book cases.
For labels, I get the painters tape and write the contents on it and stick it on the top. I rotate the contents in my tins as I use them and learned that duct tape and masking tape tend to leave nasty residue when you try to replace it. Because they are stacked, you can not see the tape. I have even used adhesive shelf liner to decorate some of the tins, but gave up on that because it doesn't really last too many years and needs to be replaced.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 05:00 PM
The down side is sometimes I put stuff behind there that I don't know where else to put it. Then I forget it's there.
You can't always get what you want, babe
But if you try sometimes, you just might find
You get what you need.
~Mick and Keith~
Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:19 PM
Tins are wonderful for me. I've been collecting them for years. I put all sorts of stores in them and stack them. By collecting the smaller tins - Altoids, etc. it just looks like I like to collect 'em.
I made a travel sewing kit in a tin that is the same size as an Altoid tin... It actually came from Celestial Seasonings, though I don't know where in the heck I got it.
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