Step 2: Way 2: It's not floss.

Way 2: You probably have empty floss containers around your house right? I mean, you do floss atleast enough to have one empty container.....right? Well, when you get around to flossing enough to have an empty container, get it. Then, take the insides out leaving you with an empty little case. This case will hold quarters, but not as easily as expected. The quarters must be stacked diagnolly from each other to aqquire enough room for optimum quarter capacity.

I found that by sliding 7 quarters down into the case side by side, that I can fit another 7 on top of those going diagnolly, leaving me with 14 quarters. This will give you $3.50 in quarters. Much less than the film canister, but hey, it holds something.

Pros include: Doesn't jingle when moved because of lack of space.
Compact and flat shape makes for great pocket item.

Cons include: Holds dramatically less than film canister.
Not quite as durable as film canister.
Airborne has a container for their alka-seltzer style tablets (the ones you drop into water to make a fizzy drink.). Those hold $10US, which is perfect for me for a week. Laundry day gets the Planters Peanuts jar, which fits in my cargo pocket and holds $1K plus or minus :P
Altoid tins work great. :)
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
I used a taller floss container, so I could fit 21 quarters - That's what I always use for my quarters now.<br> Win Guy
In my laundromat days, I used a basic RX bottle.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; If I remember right, I had notched it off&nbsp; to mark how many $$ I had in there at a glance<br />
I alway have a strong magnet in my pocket: it work much better!
yes it might work in countries where coins are magnetic but U.S. coins aren't
are you serious ? in canada, our coin is magnetic!
&nbsp;That's why they stick to the outside of my wallet.
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...
Aww, shinyegg already mentioned it :(
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 :)
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?
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
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.
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=<br/><br/>Packaging tubes for M&amp;M minis.<br/>
I have that same floss, i'll probably use that one.
Has anyone tried keeping coins in an "M&M Mini" tube? The larger tubes should hold more than $20.
noice mate!
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
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.
Thank you guys for the great feedback!
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
go Brits
Uzbekistan is way better
the earth FTW who cares bout countries
Tape, haven't you ever seen Die hard with a Vengence, I tape my quaters in stacks for the Toll both ladies.
Sweet! I always carry about 5 dollars in quarters, but now I can easily carry them! Thanks!
I love quarters. Agreed?

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