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MNnancy replied on Fri, Oct 25 2013 10:19 PM

Patti:
I don't keep the toothpaste boxes anymore.  A girl's got to have some limits.

LOL   Too funny, Patti!

I, too, hate throwing out Quaker Oats round containers, but I haven't really figured out anything they are good for.  What do you use yours for?


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Jacy replied on Fri, Oct 25 2013 10:32 PM

MNnancy:
I, too, hate throwing out Quaker Oats round containers, but I haven't really figured out anything they are good for.  What do you use yours for?

Hiding chocolate chips and other treats in. No-one is going to grab Oats when they are browsing the pantry for a snack.

 

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MNnancy replied on Fri, Oct 25 2013 10:47 PM

I don't have to hide chocolate chips, but maybe I could hide newly purchased fat quarters?


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gini replied on Fri, Oct 25 2013 10:49 PM

MNnancy:
I, too, hate throwing out Quaker Oats round containers, but I haven't really figured out anything they are good for.  What do you use yours for?

they make great drums

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Way too funny Nancy. I don't buy sheets unless I can get a zippered bag either. You stick to your guns! In fact, I need another....uhmm I think we need new "sheets". May go shopping tomorrow.


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ls2116 replied on Fri, Oct 25 2013 11:39 PM

I've been thinking about new sheets too, but that was a great idea for a use for the bags.

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Marie replied on Sat, Oct 26 2013 9:06 AM

ROFLMAO!  

Well girls, you've done it again........entertained me with yet another story of a hubby's lack of knowledge of how a quilter thinks.  

Jacy, I love your hiding place!

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tnmtgrl replied on Sat, Oct 26 2013 10:02 AM

What a great story!! Made my day.....isn't  it awesome how we all think alike...lol....it is so wonderful to know that I am not alone in the way my mind works. Oh and another great recyclable are pringles cans...they make a great storage area for garden seeds.

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Patti replied on Sat, Oct 26 2013 10:03 AM

Wow, new ideas for Quaker Oats containers.  Love the hide the cookies idea.  Mine usually become an odd shaped gift box.  Wrap it like a big tootsie roll.

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chocake2 replied on Sat, Oct 26 2013 10:04 AM

I'm sad that baby wipes now come in a more 'environment friendly' light-weight plastic pouch instead of the heavy-duty tubs they used to have. Those were great in the sewing room.  On the flip side, baby-food no longer is just in jars. Now it comes in cute little rectangular plastic tubs with tight fitting lids. They stack nicely. I haven't bought oatmeal in forever so there are now Quaker Oats containers ...but I do have cocoa tins! :D

My personal recycling challenge is chicken feed sacks. The are made of a terrific heavy duty woven plastic (Like blue tarps but lighter) that's waterproof and very tough. 'Seems like there should be a good way to recycle those.  They're too big for my sewing needs. 

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Sandy replied on Sat, Oct 26 2013 4:13 PM

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My personal recycling challenge is chicken feed sacks. The are made of a terrific heavy duty woven plastic (Like blue tarps but lighter) that's waterproof and very tough. 'Seems like there should be a good way to recycle those.  They're too big for my sewing needs. 

I know what you mean about the plastic feed sacks, bird seed also comes in those.  I make them into tote bags for my groceries and yes I do line them, I have also used the starbucks coffee bags the ones beans come in and made lunch bags.   I can post a pic if anyone is interested.

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Patti replied on Sat, Oct 26 2013 4:51 PM

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I know what you mean about the plastic feed sacks, bird seed also comes in those.  I make them into tote bags for my groceries and yes I do line them, I have also used the starbucks coffee bags the ones beans come in and made lunch bags.   I can post a pic if anyone is interested.

I am interested.

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Joyce replied on Sat, Oct 26 2013 5:06 PM

Patti what do you use the oat meal containers for?  I always look at them when I pitch them and think there should be some use for this.  I did save all sorts of tin boxes and things but the past few months have been pitching out all kinds of stuff like that because it takes up space.  My DH hates clutter and our house is full of it.

 

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Joyce replied on Sat, Oct 26 2013 5:13 PM

Jacy that is a great ideal for the oatmeal containers.  My DGS lives with us and he eats everything that isn't tied down due mostly due to medication he takes.  Everytime I find a spot to hide my snacks he finds it.  Next box that is empty stays on the shelf with MY junk in it. ha  Thanks.  I love it.

I just threw out a bunch of zippered bags from sheets, kitchen curtains I had been saving for something then decided to clear out all that stuff.  And to think I paid $$$ for clear bags with handles a couple months.  I have a new set of sheets to open now.  Guess where that bag is going?

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chocake2 replied on Sat, Oct 26 2013 5:19 PM

Patti:

Sandy:
I know what you mean about the plastic feed sacks, bird seed also comes in those.  I make them into tote bags for my groceries and yes I do line them, I have also used the starbucks coffee bags the ones beans come in and made lunch bags.   I can post a pic if anyone is interested.

I am interested.

Ditto!

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