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    Long story short, I've had to take antibiotics 3 times in the past two months, so I have a few empty prescription bottles. Would these be good for keeping spices in? I have some spices that I bought in bulk, so I took them home in small baggies. It's kind of hard to get the spices out of the baggies, plus it doesn't fit nicely in the cabinet. Anything you guys use them for will be appreciated!


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    I wouldn't use medicine bottles to store food items in, but that's just me. I usually store things like paper clips and push pins in leftover medicine bottles.

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    I clean them and dry them thoroughly before re-using them. Then I use them to store spices, sugar for coffee when traveling, quarters for the laundromat, buttons, safety pins, fennel candies (middle eastern stores carry them but only in larger jars), and sometimes for collecting a day's vitamins and prescriptions so that I don't have to haul so many bottles if I'm going out of town for a night or two (I'm not sure that it is really ok to re-package prescription meds, so I don't do that if I'm flying somewhere).

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    Put something in 'em that'll make them rattle, and let the little pets play with 'em. They can't get 'em open, and they love the noise they make.

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    I return my to the pharmacy.

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    The pharmacy throws them out anyway.

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    Default Medicine bottles

    I red that on a recycling hints board.

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    I wash mine and have used them to put hand lotion in.
    Twist ties in to keep from being all over the junk draw.
    Misc. screws, nails and such.

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    I have my sewing needles in one.

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    And they're handy to throw away little sharp objects...

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    We keep toothpicks in the glove compartments in a medicine bottle. Dh also puts a medicine bottle with toothpicks in his lunch box for work.

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    I save mine to give to a friend who takes them to her church.

    In turn, the church sends them to missionaries to go over-seas to countries where they don't have access to such things.

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    Some great ideas.

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    I reuse mine to put pills in. I buy tylenol and things like that in bulk so i need smaller bottles to put them in so that is what i use mine for!
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    Trying to be more self sufficient here on our farm!

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    first idea blatantly stolen from the Tightwad Gazette...

    make sure all traces of medicine are gone (dishwasher or boil) then use as homemade popsicle tubes... I use old milk jug lids for the top by cutting a slit in and reusing popsicle sticks. The milk lids are slightly larger than the pop and make a nice drip tray... I also like this because my dd usually doesn't eat a whole popsicle but the bottles make them just her size.

    now that I have a nice supply of popsicle tubes I take any bottles to the local animal hospital, labels removed... they are always happy to reuse them.

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