I'm a Big Lots* addict and I've placed myself on a 12 step program because I could nickel and dime it to death in that store getting all types of stuff that I pick up and say "now, isn't that neat" or "hey, i could use this for (fill in the blank)" . But yesterday this item had to come home with me...(and its been months since I was in Big Lots until I went yesterday)
Now its really not about all the 600 pieces of various types of nuts, bolts, wires, screws, etc that come with this, although, I'm sure to find uses for them in the coming years...ITS really about finding the perfect storage container for my seed beads and such. All the donut shaped containers come off and when stacked on the cylinder in the middle, I can carry around. The top of the cylinder unlocks and is hollow providing space for small scissors, threads, etc. The snap on the donuts are very snug when closed and open easily with out having to push hard. You know how some plastic container lids are difficult to open and then suddenly jolt open causing the contents to spill out?
The other thing I picked up was a 6'x9' cotton canvas drop cloth for 5 bucks. When I picked it up I was really thinking of using it for its intended purposes...but after I got home and fondled the fabric (I don't think fondling fabric is illegal since I didn't do it in public) I'm thinking of going back and picking up one or two more for quilt related purposes...not that I have any specific ideas, but "hey, i could use this for (fill in the blank)."
*Big Lots is a store that buys out warehouse inventory of other stores, all types of stores and brands and retails their merchandise very low.