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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Q-tips Earbud Case

You all know I like to re-purpose things.  Ummmm.......does the animal crackers container turned brass bear lamp rings any bells?  ;)  I'll admit I can get a little cray cray about re-purposing things that most might just throw away.  I think deep down I'm a 90 year old woman who doesn't like to throw containers away - it's a borderline sickness - but I don't plan on seeking treatment.  

So when I saw that Jen repurposed the travel sized Q-tips container as an ear bud case I think my crazy- container-hoarding-head popped off!  My sister-in-love got me addicted to having a travel sized pack of q-tips in my make-up bag at all times.  They really do come in handy for so many things.  When I finally used the last one I put Jen's awesome idea to use.

diy ear bud case from a q-tip container

I was able to get both my ear buds and usb cable in there!  Woot   - no more loosey-goosey wires in my desk drawer!

organized desk drawer

I just used a little piece of card stock and some washi tape to make a label.

I'm kind of embarrassed to tell you just how ridiculously happy this makes me.  There is something so gratifying about reusing something that would have gone in the trash.  And I never would have thought to try this if I hadn't read Jen's awesome blog!

Have you repurposed any containers lately?

I'm linking up with my girl Courtney - she's having an organization partay!  Even these little itty bitty steps towards an organized life count right?!

10 comments:

  1. simple and smart and i love that it is all ear related.... ha ha.

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  2. Very creative! I'll have to remember this.

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  3. I love this idea! My son lost his earbud case on the bus the other day. Perfect timing!

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  4. Pure genius. Seriously. Love your blog cards too!!!

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  5. Love your organized drawer and the repurposing of the q-tip box is great! I have those things all.over.my.house. and it's time to find a home for them!

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  6. Duuuuuude...you have no idea how much I needed this idea!!! So brilliant! Pretty much nothing irks me more that opening my drawer and having to untangle my earphones from *everything* in there to find what I'm looking for!

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  7. Such a clever idea! I totally need to do this with our ear buds!

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