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dwelch
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I recently saw a hint that I loved - now I'm hoping I didn't see it here, and apologize if I'm repeating someone else. Keep an EMPTY Kleenex box on your desk (I like the little square ones) and toss those little bitty scraps, paper from the back of labels, etc. into it as you work. The plastic insert in the Kleenex box will keep them from falling out, even if it gets knocked over. And when it's full, just toss the whole box into your trash and replace it with a new one! I didn't do a lot of decorating on mine since the boxes are pretty cool as is, but did tie an organdy ribon around it (just because I could).


 
nrthwdscrapper
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In response to dwelch

Oh that is a cool idea.


 
Jessica_
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In response to nrthwdscrapper

great idea! using this next time!!!


 
NoWomanNoCry
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great idea! Thanks for sharing:)


 
aquabunny
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In response to NoWomanNoCry

What a great idea - this would be great for all the staples and used labels I generate at my desk at work.


 
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In response to aquabunny

Really neat idea! Thanks!


 
GaMtnScrap
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In response to uruvero

This is what I use as a trash can when I go to crops. Only, I made mine reusable and it collapses for traveling. I used a tall square one and carefully opened the sides being sure not to tear the flaps. I then put an eyelet on one flap, tied a piece of ribbon through the eyelet, and then attached a large brad somewhat loosely on the other flap. I did this on both sides. When I go to a crop and want my table top trash can, I open the box and the flaps, and wrap the ribbons around the brads (which is why you want the brads a little loose to allow room for the ribbon). This keeps it open and ready. When I'm ready to leave the crop (or just need to empty it), I open one of the sides by unwrapping the ribbon, empty the trash into a trash can, unwrap the ribbon on the other side and collapse my box. It folds flat and fits right inside my Iris keeper with my unused kits. I would post a picture of it, but I'm not at home right now. I hope I've explained it well enough, though, that you get the idea! I made this because I'm used to a small table top trash can at home but it wasn't something that could travel very well, and I hate using grocery bags taped to the side of the table as a trash bag (which is what I've always seen at crops!). Hope you try this out and like it! (And because it's reusable, you can decorate it however you want!)


 
Peg364
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In response to GaMtnScrap

This is such a smart idea - way better than my ice cream bucket that keeps getting knocked over. I am going to try this - Thanks


 
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Great idea.


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I have several of those little metal pails that are in the $ bin at Michaels. When friends come over to scrap, everyone gets a little pail. I do like the idea of Kleenex boxes and hope that GaMtnScrap posts pictures when possible because that sounds really cool.


 
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  • J-M on 04-07-11 11:57 AM
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That's so clever! I bet it would work so much better than my system of grocery store bags!


 
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I use the CD spindle covers myself. They're hard to knock over (at least me and my friends find this to be so) and I always have some.


 
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In response to moxiegirl23

New use for a product I have around the house; love it!


 
ollychelle
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Found this at a dollar store a while ago! Love it because it packs so easy for crops! Only about 7 inches tall. Great find for $1, have gotten my money's worth for sure!



I do like the kleenex box idea though too, especially for at home use since I don't have to worry about packing space for a crop. Thanks for sharing.


Edited by ollychelle on 04-07-11 03:16 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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  • stick on 04-07-11 05:27 PM
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Sweet. Prettier than the Ziploc sandwich bag box I've been using and I like the more enclosed top. Plus once it's full of paper scraps it's easy to just toss in the recycling bin without getting bits of Bazzill everywhere!


 
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  • dwelch Said:
I recently saw a hint that I loved - now I'm hoping I didn't see it here, and apologize if I'm repeating someone else. Keep an EMPTY Kleenex box on your desk (I like the little square ones) and toss those little bitty scraps, paper from the back of labels, etc. into it as you work. The plastic insert in the Kleenex box will keep them from falling out, even if it gets knocked over. And when it's full, just toss the whole box into your trash and replace it with a new one! I didn't do a lot of decorating on mine since the boxes are pretty cool as is, but did tie an organdy ribon around it (just because I could).




dwelch...you is one smart chica!


 
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In response to ScrappyMama6

Thanks for sharing such a great idea!... Can't wait to run out of kleenex so I can use the box!


 
NMlady
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I've done this forever at my sewing machine for the thread scraps. I have CM scrapbuddy (or whatever it's called) for my trash and drink for crops.


 
gluemore girl
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In response to NMlady

These are all cool ideas! TFS.


 
scrap4brains
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In response to gluemore girl

You are certainly on a roll with the handy ideas. Keep 'em comin'.


 
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