10-15-2010 07:59 PM
I learned this from my dad over 5 decades ago.
He used Gerber baby food jars (glass) to hold fasteners & hooks, etc. But the neat thing about it was where he put them: We all have shelves near our workbenches to hold stuff - on shelves near face height he hung the jars from the underside of the shelf by drilling a center hole in each lid and securely fastening that lid to the underside of the shelf with a wood screw. Thus they were hanging jars permanently secured.
He merely had to unscrew or re screw the jar to its lid.
This method takes up no new space. Using clear glass, object recognition is instantaneous. A quick look will tell you if you have what you need or not.
10-16-2010 09:52 PM
10-17-2010 01:49 PM
It is because of broken glass that I am in the process of converting from the glass baby food jars I have used for the past 30 years to plastic peanut butter and mayonaise jars (more room too!).
10-17-2010 09:05 PM
01-17-2011 09:27 AM
When in the days of having a baby around. A friend of mine constructed a carousel bases out of wood. Now these multi -3/4" round base and the connecting wood sides were not where all of the jars bottoms rotating, were parallel with the ground. But stacked side by side as the jars rolled away & to the viewer. He had a very good visual labeling system, and removed needed jar only when that needed content in that carousel was on the bottom. You can imagine how many storage jars could be placed in such a small amount of space high up there above one side of his longest work bench.
01-17-2011 09:06 PM
I used to use baby food jars years ago but have since developed a fondness for the plastic storage jars that come with the free peanut butter inside.
01-18-2011 12:33 PM - edited 01-18-2011 12:35 PM
Glass doesn't do too good on concrete floors. All my stuff is plastic- medicine bottles, cottage cheese, butter, etc. I also use the plastic containers we get deli meats in- they clean up good, hold lots of stuff and stack. I use them in the shop, flytying, and rod building.
02-07-2011 11:23 AM
I, too have used the baby food jars, when we had our children.
Now we have Grandchildren and I have asked my daughter-in-law to save the small plastic Gerber
food containers. They don't hold a LOT of stuff, but for small screws & things they are great.
They come in two sizes too. And stack well.
02-07-2011 02:48 PM
I never was able to save any baby food jars since my kids refused to eat that stuff. Like others, i keep the empty peanut butter jars and save plastic yogurt and cottage cheese containers for mixing up small batched of stuff where i'm going to pitch the container and not worry about trying to save it. The kids did like cotton candy that came in small plastic buckets and they are nice for several pouncs of screws, bolts, etc. Also have some small plastic medicine bottles. i'm a packrat.