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Uses of test strip pots

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  1. SB2015

    SB2015 Well-Known Member

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    What uses have you found for your Diabetes stuff.
    Weighting skeins of yarns after dyeing.
    Your turn.
     
  2. Robin

    Robin Well-Known Member

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    Airtight containers for saved seeds, ready for next years sowing in the garden.
     
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  3. Kaylz

    Kaylz Well-Known Member

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    We use coffee beans, if there isn't enough for the cafetiere of one kind we put the ground beans in one until we have the same type again, my mum has earrings in some and she also uses one to take milk to the charity shop when she's volunteering :) xx
     
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  4. SB2015

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    I like those ideas @Robin and @Kaylz.
    Who would have thought having Diabetes could be so useful!!
     
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  5. eggyg

    eggyg Well-Known Member

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    I don’t use strips as have an Accu Mobile which uses cassettes. But I go through a tub of Creon every 10 days. When the grandchildren were little I filled them with rice or lentils, taped the lid on and used them as rattles. As they got older they were used to store one pence and two pence coins which they loved to empty out and then put them back in one by one. It helps with their dexterity. Our youngest has just started her own collection.
     

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  6. Sally71

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    Accu-Chek pots are just the right size to store a few Gluco-tabs! Or when she went on her school trip to France in March, my daughter took an empty pot with her to put all her sharps in until she got home and could dispose of them safely. At Christmas we did an Advent Calendar treasure hunt for her, my hubby wrote an app for her phone which allowed her to see a new clue every day, and we used empty strip pots to hide the prizes in, so we could put them all over the house and even in the garden!
     
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  9. zuludog

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    I used an Abbot meter, and now a Spirit
    The empty pots make perfect waterproof match boxes. All my friends in the Backpackers Club must have one by now
     
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  10. SB2015

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    Nice one @zuludog .That’s a new one on me.
    I shall put one in with our Kelly Kettle with matches in.
    Always good to shave a cuppa at the end of a walk
     
  11. SB2015

    SB2015 Well-Known Member

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    Nice to have an active advent calendar at Christmas.
     
  12. TheClockworkDodo

    TheClockworkDodo Well-Known Member

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    Like Robin, I use my test strip pots in the garden to store saved seeds. I also have quite large needle covers (as I have covered needles) so a few of those tend to be in use as cane toppers. I tried using the needle covers as alternatives to crocks in the bottoms of pots, but they proved too attractive to slugs (if you're a slug you can just fit comfortably inside one!).
     
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  13. Vicsetter

    Vicsetter Well-Known Member

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    test strip pots have some kind of lining, presumably to protect the strip chemicals. Don't know what is in the lining so I wouldn't put any food stuffs in it. used to give mine to the newsagent who stored his fishing flies in them.
     
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  14. Thebearcametoo

    Thebearcametoo Well-Known Member

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    Oooh loving the advent idea.
     
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  15. zuludog

    zuludog Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the delay in replying

    Put something in the pot as well to strike the matches on, like a piece of medium sandpaper, or tear the edge off a matchbox. But put it in with the abrasive facing outwards so you don't light the matches by accident!

    You could use a piece of manicure board, but peel off one side, probably the finest, for similar reasons
     
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  16. TheClockworkDodo

    TheClockworkDodo Well-Known Member

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    I had forgotten, I have some test strip pots with craft stuff in them in my card-making cupboard, and also some with small screws in them in the toolkit.
     
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  17. SB2015

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    Cheers. An essential extra otherwise no cuppa.
     
  18. mikeyB

    mikeyB Well-Known Member

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    I don’t collect enough pots to be any use, but when I did, I used them for seeds. I used to have a vast collection of morning glory seeds. They’re a sod to germinate, mind. In the past, the pots were the right size for half a tube of Refreshers. Happy days:)

    They also are the right size for two pipe fills of St Bruno, but I don’t suppose that’s of any interest.:(
     
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  19. trophywench

    trophywench Well-Known Member

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    Unless it's a Meerschaum?
     
  20. mikeyB

    mikeyB Well-Known Member

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    A Meerschaum takes as much tobacco as a normal pipe. You’ve obviously never smoked a pipe. They are as variable as briar pipes.
     

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