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Safety Tip: Safe Way to Store Matches

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I save the glass jars with glass tops that some brands of scented candles come in when I have finished burning the candle. After cleaning out any wax residue with boiling water and wiping with a piece of newspaper or a paper towel, I refill it with boxes and books of matches, pop on the lid, and store it on a high shelf out of reach of children: high and dry!

Any glass jar with a glass or metal lid will do. The idea is that the matches are stored in such a way that they cannot become  a fire hazard.  I like the candle jars because they come in interesting shapes, look nice, and fit well in my cupboards. I got the idea years ago from a friend who had a matchbook collection that he stored in a glass aquarium with a glass lid! Begonia

 

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Candle Jar Safely Stores Matches

begonia

This candle jar was just too nice to throw away! I was glad I had saved it when I broke the glass canning jar with screw-on metal lid that I had been using to store matches.

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Candle Jar
Saturday, May 22, 2010 | By ljblalock0317

Glass is nice but, I would consider a heavy 'plastic' storage unit instead if you live in a hurricane/tornado/flood zone. While glass does give a prettier image, it may not 'endure' and that would be why I wouldn't store matches in it (unless the matches are for collection purposes only, then, maybe it would be ok). Thanks for sharing tip - very nice way to recycle!


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Saturday, May 22, 2010 | By begonia

Good comment. I didn't mention that I keep my emergency matches (the kind that are dipped in paraffin) in shatter/waterproof plastic. You're right, of course, in earthquake or hurricane country, the glass would be just another thing that would break or get wet. We get tornadoes around here. Guess I'd better work on an emergency kit for the basement! Begonia


Lock N Lock clone containers: $1
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 | By bulrush

I've seen these containers at the Dollar Tree (and Big Lots) which have washers around the lid for a good seal. The are $1 at the Dollar Tree, a little more at Big Lots. Have not tested them but might be worth a try for $1 to keep your matches safe in a flood.


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