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Posted on: 4/20/05 12:33 PM
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Something I learned from teaching second grade:

Use a clean and empty plastic gallon jug to create mini waste cans to place on your sewing table(s), cutting table, ironing board, and handwork chair.

With a sharpie marker, draw a line around the milk jug even with the bottom edge of the handle. Omit drawing the line directly under the handle. Start cutting below the pouring spout, then cut around the handle and on the marker line. Most jugs have a dent here. You will be left with a handle attached to the bottom 6 inches (approx.) of the jug. Its handy size means you can keep it right next to you. The handle is easy to grab for moving around and emptying.

Using these sure cuts down on stray threads and cuttings that drive my neatnik DH crazy.


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ashleyanne said...
stray threads all over the floor,cuttings all about the room! all solved with one milk jug, wow!
6/11/05 10:13 PM
j222b said...
Good idea. I think I'll use one of these in the kitchen sink, too.
5/5/05 9:13 PM
eleda said...
Great idea!
4/21/05 4:49 AM
 
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