empty ball cans

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  1. TheShaun

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    what do you do with your empty ball cans? i know they're recyclable but i've found some uses for them around the house.
     
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  2. Craig Sheppard

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    They make good pencil cups!
     
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    If you're going to post something like this, at least mention what uses you've found for the cans.
     
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  4. TheShaun

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    pen/pencil jar
    penny jar
    nuts, bolts, screws, nails, etc. organizer in the garage
     
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  5. jayserinos99

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    Targets to use on the tennis courts?
     
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    my mom when we go on vacation or something she puts toothpaste in their so in case it opens it will only spill inside the ball can instead of on the clothing =D
     
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  8. Sixpointone

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    As suggested above, I use mine to save loose change. One of these days I'll count up how much I have.

    But I like it as it is useful, Tennis Themed, and keeps Change, by like type, organized.
     
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    Store your gummi bears in your old cans...
    Just remember to remove the heads first.
     
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  10. chlsmo

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    I use a can to hold some small tennis related things in my tennis bag. I usually have two. One has extra overgrips and finishing tape, and a small pair of scissors, and the other has a couple of protein bars and some propel powder packs. I don't like to have this stuff swimming around in my bag unaccounted for. I am thinking about using one to put in some advil, band-aids, and chapstick etc. I also usually pull the logo'd plastic layer off, so they are totally clear and I can see their contents easily.
     
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  11. Vermillion

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    I put my bananas in them.
     
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    i actually have an old 1970's metal wilson can i bought for $3 and i use it to keep all my change on my dresser. I kept the original lid and cut a slice in the top so i can put quarters in etc...
     
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  13. tangoll

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    urinal

    I asked a similar question on another thread, and the best use amongst all the responses was someone who used the cans as a portable urinal on long car trips. I think a similar use might be as a vomit bag for kids who get car sick.

    On airplane flights, I think a good use for the plastic cans where the outer label has been removed, is to keep all the liquids and gels in the transparent cans.

    On a similar vein, I now cut a big X on unused tennis balls, and fit the balls onto the bottom of chair legs. The chairs now glide over wooden floors easily and without noise, and don't scratch up the floor.
     
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  14. Chace

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    Once in a while I forget to bring Gatorade or bottled water to the court, so i fill the empty ball can up with water from the water cooler at the courts
     
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  15. racquet_jedi

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    I use them as jars for coins...
     
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  16. JackSkellington

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    that's a good idea...
     
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  17. Supernatural_Serve

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    They go in the blue bin with all the other glass, plastics, metals, etc. and then Waste Management takes them to the dump.
     
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  18. Seifersquall1

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    My coach reuses an empty ball can by using it as a cup for his beverages :neutral:
     
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  19. hit2mybh

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    loose change. i have a few around the house.
     
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  20. Seifersquall1

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    I have a lot in mine. I only pick up quarters because they're pretty :mrgreen: Currently I have $20 worth of quarters in my little white box. Probably I should use a ball can to put my change in since my box is too small for my quarters.
     
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  21. TENNIS_IS_FUN

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    Find dead flys from the window sill and put them in the can.

    Keep your nails that you have either bit or cut off in the can.
     
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  22. siata94

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    one in every room to capture/release spiders/crickets...

    a can full of pennies is about $10
     
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  23. Joeyg

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    I store belly button lint in them!!
     
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  24. 1HBHfanatic

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    I recycle, repurpose, or donate to the vet. Offices arround me
    just like us, the vets. can use them for something, store leashes, pet food, etc
    I show up with a full case of used balls and containers
     
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  25. SFrazeur

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    Donate them to school teachers. They like them.
     
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  26. 1HBHfanatic

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    disgusting....
    I can just picture a weeks worth of this stuff, yuuuk
     
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  27. Coach O

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    I have a 30 year old 4 ball metal can that is perfect for storing spaghetti.
     
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  28. Mongolmike

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    What in God's name prompted you to bring back a ten year old thread? Lol... it's all good, I just find it funny. Long live the SEARCH feature!
     
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  29. 1HBHfanatic

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    Yeah I know.. had a few minutes to spare. Haaa
    (I was looking for any new suggestions for recycling/repurpose), but also trying to find my old posts... I think they all went away when the new tt version got updated..

    search feature,,, whatttt? Is there such a thing,,,, haaa

    many noobs dont even know about it, or dont care to use it
    too lazy to read/search, or put in work to find answer..
    I specially find it agrivating when the tittle asks for "experts only", and the search feature could have answered it....

    sorry. Bit of a rant...
     
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    Truth be told, newbs using the search feature would seriously reduce the number of repetitive posts (what is the best poly string for spin - I hate playing pushers - playing against sandbaggers - etc)
     
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