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#1 ffreak

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:29 AM

These little containers come with your side items from KFC and are just right to store small parts and supplies in. They are stackable and the lids seal tight. They could also be used for soaking your decals in. I'm sure you guys can find other uses for them also. :rolleyes: Oh yeah, did I mention they're free !!!! lol...... Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

#2 Mike Kucaba

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:58 AM

Yeah,but then you have to buy and eat KFC. Tastes like chicken!! (but what is it really) ;) 'jes kiddin' eat it myself occaisionally. :D

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:49 PM

If you or any one you know has babies, the small plastic square containers that baby food comes in are ideal too for smaller parts

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:42 PM

I saw a KFC commercial and it showed Perdue Chicken being delivered to the colonel. How do you get the containers for free?

The baby food containers are terrific, but who has babies? I scored a few last year from a neighbor but the baby grew up. I'm not going to go out and buy baby food just for the containers. A friend showed me very similar, but slightly smaller containers that he purchased from Dollar General, Sav-A-Lot, or some other cheap place.

#5 ffreak

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:10 PM

I saw a KFC commercial and it showed Perdue Chicken being delivered to the colonel. How do you get the containers for free?

The baby food containers are terrific, but who has babies? I scored a few last year from a neighbor but the baby grew up. I'm not going to go out and buy baby food just for the containers. A friend showed me very similar, but slightly smaller containers that he purchased from Dollar General, Sav-A-Lot, or some other cheap place.


They are what your potatoes and slaw and gravy come in. just wash them up and they're good as new. Sure beat those little styrofoam cups it used to come in !!!

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:14 PM

Awesome tip Danny..
Parts storage is a daily battle

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 07:12 AM

Just as Rick mentioned previously, the modern version of baby food "jars" are now resealable plastic containers. See attached photo.

I was blessed with a new grandson 21 months ago, and when I eventually saw this new baby food container, I asked my daughter to start saving them for me.

So, if you have a baby amongst your family or friends, take advantage of these "free" containers.

One last tip - for those of you who collect Matchbox or Hot Wheels, these containers are handy for storing them as well...

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#8 Tom Geiger

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 08:46 AM

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Here's another tip. My wife is a Swiffer fiend.  She's always mopping around the house with these buggers. Note the perfect blue box with a clear lid that they come in!  The box in the photo perfectly holds a model project.  There is also a more shallow box that is perfect for parts. The best part is that you can look in the clear lid and see the contents.

 

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Here's one holding my '61 Ranchero resto project.  (model is long done!)

 

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and here's the two different size boxes being used for parts...

 

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And here's my work bench with the unfinished projects all neatly in these boxes on the shelves.



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:41 AM

Check out the nearest dollar store. They have all kinds of resealable containers and bins for dirt-cheap prices. And you don't have to first buy KFC to get them!  :lol:



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 10:46 AM

Check out the nearest dollar store. They have all kinds of resealable containers and bins for dirt-cheap prices. And you don't have to first buy KFC to get them!  :lol:

 

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True!  I got these at my local Giant supermarket.  They were $3.99 and I made a mental note to get some. The next time they were on sale for $2.99 with your Giant card so I backed the cart up to the shelf and bought all they had.  These are 16 quart, 6-3/4"x 12" x 7" (larger than 4 kit boxes) and stack nicely. I use them as my junk yard boxes for different kits and large hoards like tires.  The boxes in the photo are marked "Dodge Vans", "1920-34 Ford" and the last box is "1950 Ford pickups".  I dumped 5 unsealed kits into that one.  Cheap and organized.


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Posted 27 April 2013 - 10:53 AM

these ones are pretty good - and come in about a bazillion sizes:  http://www.ziploc.co...?SizeName=Extra Small Bowl

 

 

kfc will kill you slowly . . . .



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 11:04 AM

these ones are pretty good - and come in about a bazillion sizes:  http://www.ziploc.co...?SizeName=Extra Small Bowl

 

 

kfc will kill you slowly . . . .

 

Or quickly, depending on how often you eat it!



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 11:30 AM

I like the extra crispy breasts.



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 12:12 PM

The KFC containers are also available from Little Ceasers Pizza, for their crazy bread sauce. I always raid the Tupperware drawer for  my containers, ssssshhhhh, don't tell the wife, LOL.



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 12:27 PM

Nice tip, I like the shallow Sweeper boxes as well, thanks for that tip also.  I currently use the baby food ones saved by my daughter-in-law and me.  They will run out some day.  I think the Hot Wheels container idea may take them over, that was a good tip too.  Now I will just have to go after some KFC.  :lol: Thanks guys.



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:50 PM

I use plastic pudding cups for mixing paint and epoxy, as well as parts holders.

 

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 07:32 PM

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Sake shot glasses, tea cups and Chinese soup bowels. All from Goodwill.

 

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 03:13 AM

If you have a "gourmet dog", those lil plastic containers their food comes in work well for all kinds of stuff. I also use Hillshire Farms deli meat containers for storage and stripping smaller parts. I also like to organize my spare parts in ziploc bags then store them in a shoebox sized tote.

 

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:00 AM

... ziploc bags ....

 

 

 

 

right behind the pop top & twist off as one of man's perfect inventions



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:45 AM

 

right behind the pop top & twist off as one of man's perfect inventions

 

but nowhere as cool as ATMs and GPSs!  :rolleyes: