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Gecko2012

Storing spare bulbs and fuses

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Due to the infestation this year of stink bugs, I have a new found hate for them along with cardboard boxes as that's where they love to reside and take over as they invade my storage area with their fowl stench. I've decided enough was enough and it was time to take back my property by introducing plastic bins as my defense mechanism. 

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Story of my life. Even when I think they can't get in my totes they find a way in.

I use the same general type of thing for lights/fuses. Makes things so easy when replacing stuff.

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6 minutes ago, dchackert said:

Story of my life. Even when I think they can't get in my totes they find a way in.

I use the same general type of thing for lights/fuses. Makes things so easy when replacing stuff.

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Every year I'll be shaking at least ten stink bugs and a lot of pine needles and lady bugs out of my totes every year.

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Every year I'll be shaking at least ten stink bugs and a lot of pine needles and lady bugs out of my totes every year.
I wish I could get away with ten. Worst part is I get everything down early to late September and that's when they are at their worst

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I look back, nostalgically, to the day when I would have been able to hold my spare bulbs in such a box. I now use the plastic containers that Nonni's Biscotti come in. They are about 8" square and 10" tall with a snap on plastic lid. I have one per style of replacement bulb, one for each style of gutter clip, one for bread ties, and 2 for paracord bundles. While a few of the containers have relatively few bulbs in them (e.g., gold base for wireframe deer), there are some that are absolutely full (clear incandescent with "no hole" green base from walmart 100 light sets, and C7 incandescent). 

 

 

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I’ve just been using various ziplock type bags of different sizes, since they’re free, and then storing them all into an extra large ziplock bag. My frugalness trumps my admiration of your storage box. Still jealous though.

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Haha, my Mom will be pleased to hear that her house isn't the only invaded by these prehistoric looking pests. 

On 11/24/2017 at 12:22 AM, UmmYeahOk said:

I’ve just been using various ziplock type bags of different sizes, since they’re free, and then storing them all into an extra large ziplock bag. My frugalness trumps my admiration of your storage box. Still jealous though.

Nothing to be jealous about!! I still use plastic bags myself!  I just had some extra tackle boxes that were laying around from when we had to replace our old one. 

 

On 11/19/2017 at 6:41 PM, dchackert said:

I wish I could get away with ten. Worst part is I get everything down early to late September and that's when they are at their worst

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Hopefully we're coming to the last of their season. I think our exterminator had said they last for about 3 or 4 years before they stop coming back. 

 

 

Just realized there was a storage section in the forums. Sorry for the misplacement of my thread!!

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