DIY Personal Hygiene Containers

TH reader Paul, who must've missed out on entering our weird DIY contest thought other TH types might be intrigued by his Reappropriating Contact Lens Cases project. He writes: "When I travel, I usually need small amounts of some kind of cream or balm or just a few pills, but I don't have small containers to put them in—and I hate buying containers. It's like buying air. I figured out I can use old contact cases, as they're the perfect size for even long jaunts—the contents sometimes me over a month. They're even color-coded or you can write on them with a permanent marker. To separate a case, I just took a Leatherman knife to the middle and sawed away. I then filed away the roughest edges. Not pretty, but it works." From the blog ::880012: A Ship and a Dream.