Jugs for Your Nuts and Bolts

Not really an Instructable to change the World, but an useful tip;

Gizmo Makers, and the junk that we accumulate!
For it might be useful, all those assorted pieces of junk.
Generally, after cleaning your Shed Garage / Workshop, etc ...
That's when we miss all those already trashed parts.

But boxes for all that stuff, are expensive, what can you do?

Use scrap to store ... Your Scrap!

Yes, these 5 litre water jugs, which accumulate at an alarming rate, can store everything, and yet they are easy to pick up and carry!

It's simple, lay the Jug down, and with 3 cuts, one with X-acto over less than half the diameter of the jug, up front, two others with scissors along the length, almost all the way to the back, and you have a "lid" of sorts:

And it all finally can be catalogued, with a Jug for Springs, another for nuts and bolts, etc ...

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    5 years ago on Introduction

    To make a latch for the door, you might consider adding an elastic band - button closure. I'm thinking of attaching the band to the "door" and having a button mounted to the main part of the bottle. The elastic band could be stretched over the given button giving an easy re-usable closing mechanism. Consider hair bands for girls that you might see at the dollar store (low cost). Buttons can be found many places....

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    8 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you!
    I solved that latch problem, by never filling the jars above the jar's capacity, upright... :)
    Travelling, I think sum Duck Tape will do.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    This is a good idea... I would suggest adding some sort of latch system to keep it shut, I don't know if your as clumsy as I am, but if I didn't have a latch on it, I would almost certainly drop it or put it down the wrong way up... Otherwise a good little invention welldone