Junk boxes

From: Christian Fandt <cfandt_at_netsync.net>
Date: Tue Jul 6 21:24:42 1999

Upon the date 08:33 PM 7/6/99 -0400, Max Eskin said something like:
>I'd like to know how people here store their junk parts, as I'm looking
>for an efficient method myself. For the past several years, I've been
>keeping them in ziplock bags in a plastic box, which is falling apart, and
>also is useless for storing anything small.

Wow Max, this is can be considered a broad question which can have an
equally broad answer as it depends upon the amount of storage space (shelf,
under-workbench, closet, under-bed, etc.), quantity of stuff to store and
the type of person who's doing the squirreling away of the parts and/or the
exact location of the storage.

I use anything which is a sturdy enough container for the subject items
-usually corrugated cartons. Heavy, triple-wall cartons (275 lb burst test)
for extremely heavy items (transformers, etc.) and normal double-wall types
(175-200 lb test) for most other stuff. These were gotten from the
receiving department clerk at my ex-employer. We got all kinds of parts and
supplies for our manufacturing operations and there were quite a few to
choose from of a ggodly range of sizes. Check with grocery stores and other
merchants to scrounge cartons if not many can be had from your workplace.

Also Rubbermaid storage containers and those from Rubbermaid competitors
work well for me too although I have to pay for them. I keep The Special
Stuff in them :)

What I meant by "the type of person" I wrote above is this: Some folks are
a bit more fastidious than me (just ask my wife!) and don't like the 'ugly'
corrugated cartons stacked around the place. Or, the only storage is out in
the open where all or at least most of one's visitors can see the storage
containers (tiny appartments come to mind here). Hence, under these points,
the classier looking Rubbermaid type containers work better.

I've got half the basement and two garages to stash my stuff and Beverly
doesn't care too much what those areas look like just so there is not the
appearance of a tornado aftermath ;)

Of course, others here have other suggestions based on what they need/want
to do and they may chime in with their own experiences.

HTH, Chris
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