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Exploring pocket sized quarter holders

Are you constantly searching your pockets for change for that snack, drink, or other vending machine goody to get you through your day? In this short instructable, I'll look through a few ways of carrying quarters in your pocket, without being that person that jingles when they walk.

I have found three ways in which I enjoy carrying quarters in my pocket. I have chosen quarters for this instructable because they are the most used coins when it comes to vending machines. Each of the three ways I will describe will hold enough change for you to buy a little somethin to help you through your day.

I have also made sure that I jammed as many quarters as I could into each device to the point where I could hold as many as possible with it while still being able to close it securely.

Please Comment and/or vote. I love comments and votes are most graciously appreciated. Enjoy!





 
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Step 1: Way 1: The canister.

Picture of Way 1:  The canister.
Way 1: Find yourself a 35mm canister, the ones that go with the oldschool disposable cameras, you know you have them somewhere. These canisters are perfect for holding quarters, or coins in general, because of their already round shape, and they are slightly larger in diameter than quarters. They also fit in pockets.

Through my research I have found that it is possible to fit up to a whopping 25 quarters comfortably in one canister. This adds up to $6.25 in quarters.

Pros include: Holds large amount of quarters.
Durable casing.
Black exterior is stylish in all occasions.

Cons Include: May somewhat jingle while walking. BUT WAIT!!! This can be easily solved by sliding a piece of cloth or a cottonball into the canister with the quarters!!
builderkidj2 years ago
Altoid tins work great. :)
cproo123 years ago
my step mom is a dentist so i got this huge stack of floss containers that shes used and i like color them and add details then i sell them for $0.50
Win Guy3 years ago
I used a taller floss container, so I could fit 21 quarters - That's what I always use for my quarters now.
Win Guy
frogmama4 years ago
In my laundromat days, I used a basic RX bottle.  Held almost a full roll of quarters, with less wiggle room than the film canister, and the locking top was handy - I didn't have to worry when I tossed it in the laundry basket or my toddler getting into it - and I could see how much was in there.  If I remember right, I had notched it off  to mark how many $$ I had in there at a glance
ac1D6 years ago
I alway have a strong magnet in my pocket: it work much better!
budsiskos ac1D6 years ago
yes it might work in countries where coins are magnetic but U.S. coins aren't
ac1D budsiskos6 years ago
are you serious ? in canada, our coin is magnetic!
Ian01 ac1D4 years ago
 That's why they stick to the outside of my wallet.
luky
lucky
lucky (AU coins aren't magnetic either)
Whoa..... Our coins are magnetic? *Runs off to find magnet and quarter....* That's cool. I never knew that...
lucky
wordy_girl4 years ago
Aww, shinyegg already mentioned it :(
wordy_girl4 years ago
Although larger in size, a mini m&m's container will fit in a larger pocket and holds $10 in quarters. I use it for laundry money :)
codongolev4 years ago
personally, I'd use the floss. I mean, it's more compact (my pockets usually have a swiss army knife, knock off leatherman, cell phone, money, gum, and psp in them (unless I'm at school. apparently I can't be trusted), so I usually have a lot of bulk in there (no sexual jokes)) so I can carry it more places, and the only time I'll need more quarters than that is if I'm going to an arcade. in which case I wouldn't have my psp, which would make more room for film canister madness. did anyone get lost in that parentheses forest?
One.4 years ago
i attached a spring to the inside of my canister lid, it pushes down the coins and they don't rattle
One.5 years ago
OMG genius!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
guy905 years ago
I use tobacco pouches myself- they're soft (less jingle), waterproof and sealable! - but film canisters are cool for storing things in- proper old skool
gamer6 years ago
when you take out one of them, the rest start to jingle :P. great idea, but i cant really see how the canister can help, the quarters are about 2/3 of the size of the can, o well.... nice instructable! -gamer
You could always pack it with some sort of felt or cotton so they wouldn't make noise when you use one of them.
shepard16 years ago
M&M mini's holds a whole roll of quarters. I use mine when I am doing Luandry and no one is the wiser.
The ex-wife used one of those for laundry quarters. I use one now and I get a lot of looks, but I also get a lot of smiles when folks realize what a great idea it is! (And the fun part ... eating the chocolate!)
BTW, the short tube holds about $15. :-)
BEST EVER=

Packaging tubes for M&M minis.
so_simple986 years ago
I have that same floss, i'll probably use that one.
Johenix6 years ago
Has anyone tried keeping coins in an "M&M Mini" tube? The larger tubes should hold more than $20.
yodasoda66 years ago
noice mate!
spider61166 years ago
i got a great one for that.. mini MMs. tubes the short ones will hold 7.50. the extra long tubes will hold 14.75. try it
Gunk on Floor (author)  spider61166 years ago
Nice! Next time I buy some I'll have to add them if you don't mind. I don't usually buy MMs though, lol.
Gunk on Floor (author) 6 years ago
Thank you guys for the great feedback!
gmjhowe6 years ago
Love it, i like how you way up the pros and cons. I will have to redo this instructable but with my british currency! pound coins for me i tink, or maybe 2 pound coins. not sure
dude300 gmjhowe6 years ago
go Brits
Uzbekistan is way better
the earth FTW who cares bout countries
djbarista6 years ago
Tape, haven't you ever seen Die hard with a Vengence, I tape my quaters in stacks for the Toll both ladies.
Kevvixx6 years ago
Sweet! I always carry about 5 dollars in quarters, but now I can easily carry them! Thanks!
Gunk on Floor (author) 6 years ago
I love quarters. Agreed?