A Safe Space for Used Rotary Blades

OK, so this is kinda gross.  But I’m the wife of a Southern man with a chewing habit.  As in dip, chew, tobacco, etc.  But hey, I married him like that so I knew what I was getting into.  At least he uses herbal (non-tobacco) pouches (not loose leaf or sand) and I force him to the dentist annually for a gum check.  So far, so good.

So what’s a Southern wife to do?  Re-purpose and re-use!  I found a fabulous use for those used round dip cans.  Used rotary blades!  I used to really fret about putting old blades in the trash and accidentally slicing my fingers to ribbons when emptying the sewing room trash basket.


So I scrounged one of hub’s old cans, cleaned it out well with hot soap and water to get rid of the wintergreen smell, and now it lives near my sewing machine!  It’s perfect for old needles and bent pins too.  These cans have tight-fitting lids so I never fear it popping open.  Once its full, I cap it and toss the whole thing.  I have a never-ending supply of them after all.  🙂



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1 Response

  1. Angie says:

    so clever! I use a yogurt container but it’s not as solid as that! I don’t think I’ll be finding any of those around here though!

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