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Post by cassandra on Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:26 pm

I would like to hear your solutions for keeping your sponges grounded on windy days. I know there are some creative ideas out there... let's hear 'em.
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Post by Guest on Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:00 pm

I lay a small towel over my bucket of clean sponges... and reach under for a fresh one. They stay fine in the dirty bucket cause they are wet.

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Post by Metina on Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:03 pm

Use the ice cream buckets like Shannon uses, but save the lid and cut it like a pizza with an exacto knife. Just the slices, but the lid lip stays intact. This allows you to put your hand in and out, but the sponges remain covered.

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Post by Painted Dragon on Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:20 pm

I'm having trouble envisioning what you are saying, Metina. Probably just my mush brain.
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Post by cassandra on Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:49 pm

What about us heathens who use the same sponge more than once?
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Post by Lady Jayde on Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:16 pm

safety pins?
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Post by Guest on Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:36 pm

That's creative Metina! I'd be worried about scraping my skin though on the plastic - I'm very tender you know! Rolling Eyes

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Post by LoneWolf on Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:35 am

I have mine in bags attached to the chair. Like the ones in the bottom of this page http://www.cdtrading.net/web/PaginaEsternaLink.asp?ev=55

One on each side. The left ones clean, the right one used. No problem with fly away =)
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Post by glendaoneill on Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:40 am

I use wash bags that you can get over here for small items. They are net bags with a zip in them. I use them to wash my sponges in the machine too. I have a huge one I attach to my chair where I can reach and grab one when I need it.
I'll post a pic of my setup in my gallery and if you look at the red chair on the righthand side you can see it over the back of the chair. You hopefully will see what I mean. (And see me too LOL)

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Post by LoneWolf on Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:47 am

Wash bags are good. I have mine inside the bags, since I don't think they look so pretty. Especially after wash a few times ;-)
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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:09 pm

I like the buckets as they are neat... and my sponges are spotless so I don't mind them being on view!! Wink Rolling Eyes

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Post by LoneWolf on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:17 am

oh, it is not so much the sponges, but my wash bag ;-)
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Post by Criss on Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:47 am

What about using buckets that are normally used for animals? I know out here we have a place called UFA (united farmers association) and they have these incredible buckets that hook over a rim. I was thinking the back, or side of the chair your in? http://www.ufa.net/PDFFiles/Livestock/5050_UFA_OB_1_ls_Buckets-Feeders.pdf "hook over feeder" The ones in the image are really big, but i know they have way smaller ones.
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Post by Metina on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:08 pm

I got the idea from this snack cup. http://www.kidsonthego.ca/snack_trap.php

You can see how it is cut. Shannon, you can probably use sandpaper of some other item to smooth the edges a bit. It also looks like there is a bit of a gap cut out between slices to assist with this issue.

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Post by Guest on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:14 pm

A very good idea, really Metina!!

And the hooked tubs are a great idea too, Criss!

I love it!

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Post by Heather Timmons on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:52 pm

Oh Metina....that gives me a great idea for a sewn bucket!

Now to find the time to do it! Very Happy
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Post by saloner on Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:02 am

I have a mesh collapsible thing, I have two of them one for clean ones and one for dirty ones that I put a plastic zip lock bag in them. When the gig is over I take the bag w/ the dirty sponges,close it....DONE then I collapse the round mesh bowl like thing, it takes up no space. Love it.
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Post by AngieAnders on Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:13 pm

I have two clothes pin bags hooked to the side of my cart. One for clean sponges and one for dirty.
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Post by MelindaT0813 on Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:05 pm

cassandra wrote:What about us heathens who use the same sponge more than once?

I LOLED!!! Laughing
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Post by CottonKandyClown on Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:47 pm

I keep them in a large plastic bag at the bottom of my FatMax Smile The dirties and any dirty paper towels or wipes go in a medium size bucket that fits under the pulled out part of my FatMax.
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Post by Psalmbook on Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:19 pm

I keep my clean sponges in one of the middle compartments of my fatmax & my used sponges go into a bucket.
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Post by HappyVickery on Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:20 pm

I use two big bowls (almost like family popcorn size). They are bright green so go with all my colors. I have one setting on the table with my paints, and the other at my feet to drop the dirty ones in. I like it because the bowl, spongs and all can fit in a grocery store size plastic bag, and it attaches to the side of my kit for easy clean up. Down side is alot of clients think it is cantaloupe, and ask if they can have some. . .I guess that means my sponges don't look too bad! LOL Smile
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Post by Lady Jayde on Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:20 am

I use one of those plastic organizer bins with the clip on lid. If it's going to be a windy day, I use another lid that I've cut a rectangle out of the top so that I can reach in and grab a sponge without the wind getting in my way. I have a collapsible box that hangs from the side of my tool box for my used sponges so I just toss them in either after the base is lain or once the child leaves my chair.
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Post by MelodyFPL on Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:29 am

Metina, we have those snack cups for my youngest! When you described how you cut the lid, I immediately thought of them! Lol

Anyway I just keep my sponges in a bucket under my table, I have not had a problem with them blowing away or escaping.
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Post by Just Jenny on Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:47 am

cassandra wrote:What about us heathens who use the same sponge more than once?

For us heathens there is the ultimate sponge holder, available at Ikea, and I'm sure many framing stores. To explain, frames are shipped with an edge divider (many different sizes and widths, that when removed looks a lot like an divided tray....about the size of our sponges. Since they are now 'trash' they will give them to you. get the right size and set it up with clean sponges, cover it with a shower cap for traveling and you are all set. The wind has to be blowing pretty hard to blow the sponges out of the 'tracks' and your table looks neat. So for us heathens (I'm getting better about one per child) who use our sponges more then once, this is a possibility. I use mine a lot, just for neatness. I also use different types of sponges, so it's good for me to have them set up and easy to find. I have a little blue bucket that I throw my 'dirty' sponges and face wipes into and also dump my rinse water there.

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