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What to do with empty test strip pots?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Pink_Minx, May 13, 2016.

  1. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha:). In just a simple Yorkshireman...on track again now:)


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    wolfie11969 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I give mine to my granddaughter and she uses them in many weird and wonderful kid ways in her games
     
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    hornplayer · Well-Known Member

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    I use them to keep a "set" of pills in, in my bag, for those days when I rush out of the house with my breakfast in my hand.


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    plumberman Type 1 · Newbie

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    we use them at our dolls house and miniatures club, members have made 1/48th gypsy caravans , others have made rockets, and of course wonderful for storing all the beads and things we get from stripped down jewellery we use to make other things. your only limited by your imagination
     
  5. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I think this thread should have been called:
    1001 Uses For Used Test Strip Pots

    I like the idea of giving them to children as playthings or donating them to schools. I have a young great nephew at primary school, and a great-niece-in-law and great-nephew-in-law coming up to kindergarten age, all of whom have crafty grannies, so I'll see if they'll take them. A great pity I didn't see this suggestion sooner as I'vs just thrown a big batch out because I felt I'd got too many already saved for my future bead and glitter, etc, use.

    Maybe here's another new use for our pots then - decorate and fill them with glitter, beads, gilding flakes, tiny feathers, shells, or other little treasures and then send them to @Pink_Minx to bright up her dull glitterless life?

    Robbity
    Who when in crafty mode generally ends up with everything and everywhere covered in glitter including herself and the dogs...:p:p And once it's on, it's blooming hard to get off again!
     
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  6. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mine just go in the recycle bin...sorry:)


    Diagnosed 13/4/16: T2, no meds, HbA1c 53, FBG 12.6, Trigs 3.6, HDL .75, LDL 4.0, BP 169/95, 13st 8lbs, waist 34" (2012 - 17st 7lbs, w 42").

    6/6/16: FBG AV 4.6, Trigs 1.5, HDL 2.0, LDL 3.0, BP 112/68, BPM 66, 11st 11lbs, waist 30".

    Regime: 20g LCHF, run 1 mile daily, weekly fasting.
     
  7. Pink_Minx

    Pink_Minx Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ahem, "dull"? You should see my nail varnish collection!

    As for getting covered in stuff - you should see my husband eating chocolate. More goes on the sofa and his jeans than in his mouth! Mind boggles!
     
  8. kesun

    kesun Other · Well-Known Member

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    Me too! When I swapped from an elderly CareSens to a Freestyle Freedom Lite I thought at first that the miniscule pots were just a sample size, but in fact that's the regular size - so small that nobody over the age of 8 can get a finger in to extract a strip, so I have to tip out all the strips every time to use one. This makes them too small for most practical purposes other than collecting old strips.

    Kate
     
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    RoseofSharon Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    They'd be great for skeins of embroidery thread (something I tested out on mine, which are larger, yesterday) or perhaps storing ribbons (yes I have a 'few' (ahem) in my sewing box) as both get all over the place. Or perhaps glitter as someone else has suggested. None of those uses require the pot to be very big.... Even small pots could be put to use in art and craft. Perhaps even watercolorists could use them to store washes in (wash is the paint in it watered form as opposed to the concentrated form their bought).

    Ooh now I'm wishing I had more empty pots as the potential uses are endless and I've not been testing for overly long.
     
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  10. berylc

    berylc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mine is boring, I just use them for old testing strips and lancets, then throw the whole thing into the bin. A pill box idea is good, but now I'm off meds I don't need one :)
     
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