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Storage for DIY supplies. Ideas Wanted...

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  1. ShaneR42

    ShaneR42 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 5, 2016
    Hey, folks.

    My wife normally takes care of all our mixing, but I want to start doing it myself as she only vapes MTL with one or two tobacco flavours and I hate to bother her when I want to try a new recipe.

    One problem...our supplies are currently in a disorganized, hair-pulling, screaming mess. LOL. I can't work that way. ;)

    So, how's everyone store and organise all their supplies (flavours, tools, etc)?

    Thanks. :)
     
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  2. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    I am afraid I resemble your wife when it comes to storage. LOL.

    Things I've seen that look 'good' (although I would never use them, mainly because I live in AZ so I store my flavors refrigerated due to ambient temps around here, I use a couple large boxes) include nail polish racks (can get from Sally's or amazon) various "organizer tubs or cases, like an art or sticker storage case that latches (can be nice, especially if labelled on the lid, I'd think as you may need several) or just wire bins that can be pulled out in which the flavors are organized inside. Tons of options and many of them are pretty inexpensive.

    I did go to Target yesterday and drooled over some of the storage systems (I do hate picking through my flavors, although I am down to about once a month if not longer now that I am mixing more volume) but didn't get any. Also, the dollar store can be a great place to look for stuff. I might go visit my son at his job someday, "Everything's a Dollar at Dollar tree, mom! Everything!" and see what they have that might be small enough and suitable for my fridge, although I'm not sure I'm holding my breath on "small enough." Maybe at Dollar tree, since everything is a dollar. LOL. I think I will measure the dimensions of my fridge first, however. I recently stocked up on flavors.... A lot. I'd like them to be easier to deal with....

    Best of luck, but tons of options, you just gotta see what you think will work for you. Come to think, I could probably get my husband to make me something for the fridge... But he is in the throes of nicotine detox ATM, I don't want to add to his troubles. LOL.

    Anna
     
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  3. WillyZee

    WillyZee Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2013
    Toronto
    disorganized, hair-pulling, screaming mess actually works for me.

    all kidding aside though, I bought one of these at Walmart for DIY supplies.

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  4. gpjoe

    gpjoe Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 30, 2013
    Motown
    That's what I use for storage. Still, it's tough because I have to dig through the drawers to find the flavors I need - so it works, but not a great solution.

    I see that a lot of folks use tiered nail polish racks for their flavors and keep them alphabetized - which seems ideal - I just don't have the room on my workbench for a permanent rack.
     
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  5. Snicks

    Snicks Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 7, 2013
    Riverside, CA
    I store all of my flavors in my mini fridge. I store my VG, PG and Nic in my main fridge and all of my bottles, equipment and tidbits in two of these:

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  6. Letitia

    Letitia Therion/Nano Junkie ECF Veteran

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    West Frankfort, IL
    Flavor bottles seldom leak and can be stored face up in a flat tupperware tray. Tackle, sewing, and old jewelry boxes make good organizers for tools etc.
     
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  7. ShaneR42

    ShaneR42 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 5, 2016
    Thanks, guys. Appreciate the suggestions so far. :)
     
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  8. Snicks

    Snicks Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Riverside, CA
    I have had some issues with the larger 4oz flavor bottles leaking. Due to this issue I have bought a case of 4oz amber glass bottles with metal caps to store my flavors in. Just the flavors I have from TFA in 4oz bottles. Those are the only ones that keep leaking on me.
     
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  9. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
    Tools etc, I vape in the garage work shop, but and shoe box should do the job.
    All my flavors are in sealed (near air proof) plastic containers. I have 3 large ones of different flavor bottle heights (5-15 ml &30 ml heights can all differ):
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    Screw on 4 oz flavors refill containers are fine in a open plastic tub.
    I also save the odd small butter tub/lid for chocolate,tobaccos etc. (pungent/specialty) categories.
    At a dollar a container, this purchase allows me to minimize outgassing/evaporation (odors) and contain the flavors in an upright stacked condition which serves to minimizes leaking from the individual flavor bottles/containers. I stuff crumpled newspapers to fill any vacant spaces within the sealed containers.
    This has worked nicely over the years and helps me remember where everything is when I set up my flavors to mix not to mention that minimum space is used for storage. I mix 50 + recipes at a time every 4-6 months.
     
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  10. kas122461

    kas122461 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 15, 2013
    Indiana, USA
    I started this about 3 years ago, never really finished it, not really for everyone. I just store small bottles on the stepped storage racks, and larger bottles I store in a small frig in the basement. I use the desk and shelves for pretty much all my vape gear. :)

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    KAS
     
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  11. Letitia

    Letitia Therion/Nano Junkie ECF Veteran

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    West Frankfort, IL
    Love when you post these pics Kas.
     
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  12. kas122461

    kas122461 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 15, 2013
    Indiana, USA
    I need to work on it some more, I just have not had the motivation. I just hope it will give some idea's to someone.

    KAS
     
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  13. ceeceeisme

    ceeceeisme Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I don't have as many flavors as KAS but I like 'em organized so I can find them quickly when I'm mixing. Ones I don't use much (or at all) are stored in a drawer in the desk.
     
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  14. Mowgli

    Mowgli Runs with scissors Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  15. Mowgli

    Mowgli Runs with scissors Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Taxachusetts
    DIY tip - use a closed cabinet or a hinged sneakerbox for open steeping.
    If you have plants you have gnats. Keep aerial intruders out.
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    You wouldn't want to see your juice on Social Media with Matt included
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  16. kas122461

    kas122461 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 15, 2013
    Indiana, USA
    I like using a stepped rack like yours, more than any other method that I have seen. I have mine organized by flavor brand on each rack, except the corner one, it has several different misc brands. :)

    KAS
     
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  17. Letitia

    Letitia Therion/Nano Junkie ECF Veteran

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    West Frankfort, IL
    My racks are organized by flavor. Citrus flavors take up 3 rows.:facepalm: At least I'm getting to the point where I know which ones I won't miss when they run out and which to order in larger sizes.
     
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  18. Sugar_and_Spice

    Sugar_and_Spice ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    between here and there
    Do you have a mango and tangerine type of recipe? If so, could you pm the recipe so as to not take this thread too far :offtopic:
     
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  19. kas122461

    kas122461 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 15, 2013
    Indiana, USA
    :(

    KAS
     
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  20. Sugar_and_Spice

    Sugar_and_Spice ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    between here and there
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