Saturday, April 30, 2011

Explosion-Proof Drum Inspection Light

Do you remember our posts on drum inspections? We talked about the drum inspection midget lights and the drum inspection and work light. These lights are especially useful for checking the inside of your drums and doing thorough cleaning. But what if the drums you are inspecting contain flammable materials? Then you will most likely need this Explosion-Proof Drum Inspection Light!

The explosion-proof drum inspection light is naturally able to handle flammable vapor materials. It is UL listed for Class I, Group D hazardous locations as it is also CSA certified. With 25 watt incandescent bulb, glass globe and protective aluminum guard, this drum inspection light can be inserted through 2" bung opening of a drum containing flammable vapor. It also has 30" non-conductive handle, 47" long overall and operates on 110 volt AC that comes with 25' 3-wire cord and plug.

So, keep your work drums clean, clear and safe with the explosion-proof drum inspection light and equip yourselves with its spare bulbs. You don't store explosive material in your drum? Go with the drum inspection midget lights or drum inspection and work light.

Friday, April 29, 2011

How to Make Homemade Soaps

Have you got favorite soap that you use over and over again? Or do you feel that no particular soap in the market ever gets into your interest at all? Well, why not make your own soap with your own personal choice of fragrance? It is very simple to make homemade soaps. And if you have never tried making it before, this could very potentially be your most enticing new hobby! All you need is ¼ lb glycerin soap base and a plastic container.
1.       Firstly of course you need to know the different types of fragrance; which turns you on and which draws you back. Make a note on each scent that you like and how the combination between one scent and another make a great combo.
2.       Once you decide which scent you are going to make, prepare one block of glycerin base and put it inside a plastic container that fits a microwave. Square pail works better than round pail for pouring.
3.       Melt it in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Keep an eye on it so as it doesn't reach the boiling point. You just want to melt it, that's all.
4.       Get the container out of the microwave and stir the pieces of the glycerin bar until they are all melted. If they don't melt completely, that's alright too. Just throw the unmelted bar away.
5.       Add about ½ tbs of fragrance of your choice. Add more if desirable.
6.       You can leave the soap like that or mix some color to it. The color is best to be mixed after you are satisfied with the soap scent. If you add it before, the color might not come as you expect it.
7.       Pour the solution into a soap shaping container and let it cool in the freezer. Be sure that you cool it enough to the center of the soap.
8.       Use it.
Very easy, right? This is something that anybody can do, including you! One thing to remember though, once you use the plastic container for making soap, keep it for future use to make soap only. The plastic will take the scent of the soap even after being washed and sanitized. Good luck!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

How to Brew Beer at Home

As promised, today's post is about brewing your own beer at home. This is not a very complicated process (since you can do it at home). But there are a few necessary steps that you need to follow when making your own beer.

5 gallon bucket
First, you need to know what you need to have:
·         Malt extract
·         Specialty grains
·         Hops
·         Yeast
·         A big soup pot with lid for boiling. Possibly able to hold about 3 gallons.
·         A large strainer
·         2 pcs 5 gallon buckets, food grade. You can choose either the round or the square pails.
·         Bottles made of glass or plastic, to contain the beer
·         Priming sugar
·         Bottle filler
·         Around 5 ft. tube, to transport the beer from the buckets to the bottles; food grade
·         Bottle capper
·         Caps

And here is how you make it:
gamma seal lids

  1. Clean and sanitize everything. The beer will go inside your throat and stomach, so it is highly important to keep it as clean as possible. Since you are using 5 gallon plastic buckets, make sure you don't scrub the pails when cleaning them. Plastic can be scratched and if it is, bacteria and germs would LOVE to settle there. So don't rush at this stage. Take your time to clean the equipments and to dry off the bleach (if used) to avoid unnecessary digestion problems.
  2. Using the soup pot, boil 3 gallons of water together with a grain bag containing specialty grains for about half an hour. Remove the grain bag from the pot after 30 minutes.
  3. Add the malt extract.
  4. Add hops at different times. Hops give bitterness, flavor as well as aroma. If you like your beer to be bitter, add hops earlier to the pot. But if you'd like the beer to obtain more flavor and aroma, adding hops almost in the end of the boiling process should do.
  5. As soon as it's done boiling, you need to cool it off immediately. You can do it by filling your bath tub or sink with ice cubes or water, then placing the pot right there. Stir gently to quicken the cooling process.
  6. As the wort (that's how the liquid at this stage is called) gets around 80°F, you can transfer it to the fermenter (one of the 5 gallon buckets). Using a large strainer, strain the wort into the fermenter to get the hops bits out of the way.
  7. Add water to the wort and fill up the 5 gallon pail.
  8. Bloom the yeast if needed. Some yeasts don't need blooming before use.
  9. Add the yeast to the wort and it should work within 24 hours. If after 2 days nothing happens, then perhaps the yeast is dead.
  10. Close the 5 gallon bucket with an airtight lid. If you are using the round bucket, a gamma seal lid is a good idea.  
  11. The beer should be ready after a week. Boil the priming sugar with some water and cool it down.
  12. Place the cooled priming sugar solution in the other 5 gallon bucket (preferably with some spigot at the bottom).
  13. Transfer the wort as quietly as possible so that there is no aeration made. Do this by using the 5 ft tubing. Let it settle so if there is any sediment contained, it'll stay in the bottom.
  14. Bottle the beer using bottle filler that you connect from the spigot to the end of each bottle.
  15. Cap them with the bottle capper.
  16. Store the bottles at room temperature for about 2 weeks.
  17. Refrigerate before drinking.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Using Plastic Containers as Gift Baskets

Here is a creative idea to use or reuse your plastic containers. Whether it is a round bucket or a square bucket, you can make attractive gift baskets with it! The following describes the tips and tricks in using plastic containers as gift baskets.

Decide the theme of the gifts

First of all you need to decide the theme of the gifts. Who do you want to give the gift to? A teenage girl, a colleague, a son, a housewife, a little child? This will determine the theme of the gifts. For example, if you want to give the gift basket to a teenage girl, you might want to choose pink, girly things. If it is to a man who enjoys automotive, perhaps a set of garage tools. To a colleague, maybe you can fill the container with paper and stationary materials. A little child will be happy with stuffed animals or car toys. So choose based on that and their specific liking.

Pick a container as the basket of the gifts

Choices of containers are abundant. From round 5 gallon buckets to square or rectangle pails, choose whichever fits the theme and the person you want to gift. Colors might have an importance too. A little kid would enjoy bright cheerful colors while a grown up man might want more natural colors like black and white.

Decorate the gift pails accordingly

What about putting some attractive stickers on the gift pails for your 5 year olds? Some ribbons and greeting tags will be appreciated by teenage girls and housewives. Your workmate might want a more minimalistic decoration. So decorate your gift buckets accordingly. Know the person you are giving the gift to and beautify the previously low-profile bucket for them.

So are you having a problem with what to gift to your special someone? Just give him or her a gift basket. There's no need to be fancy or whatsoever. A nice, decent-looking gift basket from plastic containers will make their day regardless. And your thought is what counts!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

13 Gallon Square EZStor Bucket and Lid

13 gallon square bucket

13 gallon square buckets have almost the same traits with the 8 gallon square buckets. They're big (huge even), they are white, they have recessed handle and hinged lids, and they are food grade. And like 8 gallon square buckets, probably only businesses and large households will make use of them.

Or maybe not only them.

For a family or a business that is thinking to relocate somewhere else, the 13 gallon EZStor square buckets could be a nice option to replace the less sturdy cardboard boxes. Of course the normal cardboard boxes are perfectly fine to contain light and small-in-volume things. But if you want to fill them in with heavier things, then a 13 gallon square bucket is obviously a safer and stronger choice.

Unlike the other EZStor Square pails that we have, the 13 gallon square buckets are available to purchase individually (no packages of minimum number of pails). You can buy it for $23.95 each with quantity discount applies if you buy more. Check out the prices here.

These extra large pails do not come with a handle since you won't be able to carry it yourself anyway. But they do come with removable and reclosable hinged lids. So after the relocation mayhem is over, you can put these huge plastic containers in the garage of your new home or workplace and use them for storing something else!

Interested? Go and check it out right HERE.

Monday, April 25, 2011

8 Gallon Square EZStor Bucket and Lid

8 gallon square container

Do you need a bigger container than 5 gallon or 6.5 gallon pails? Perhaps you can take a look at this 8 gallon square EZStor bucket. With more storage capacity, 8 gallon square pails are perfect for businesses or big households that have the space and the items to store in their warehouse or garage.

These 8 gallon square EZStor buckets come in 6 packs per purchase. They are not exactly designed to be a mobile container since the handle is recessed. Besides, depending on what you are storing inside, 8 gallon container is rather heavy to carry around.

These big babies are able to contain food materials with approval from FDA for being food grade container. And if you buy these pails, they automatically come with plastic lids that include tamper evident tear tab strips. The lids also have hinge that enable you to do quick dispensing and refilling.

With the dimension of 13 ¼" wide, 16 ¼" long and 12 ¾" tall, own some of the 8 gallon square pails to store your bulk items until their next use.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

5 Gallon Buckets as Holiday Storage

Happy Easter!!!

Nothing beats Easter day in spring time with the typical delicious comfort foods, family togetherness and cheerful Easter decorations. This is the time to enjoy companionship and be grateful of what we've got. Who cares about the piling dirty dishes and the cleaning act of Easter decorations tomorrow?

Well, you will, after everyone's gone. But here is an easy, practical and excellent idea how to keep the holiday decorations until the next time we celebrate it again.


5 gallon buckets
Yes, you read it right. Use the 5 gallon buckets to store your holiday decorations. Choose different colors to identify what's inside: Easter decorations, Christmas decorations, Hanukkah, etc. It's simple. It's easy. It's fast! Alright, for the breakable fragile decorations you might need to have bubble wraps around to protect them from breaking, but other than that, it is an effective way to clean up the mess the day after the celebration.
square buckets

In case you are not in favor of the round shape of 5 gallon buckets, why not have square buckets for your holiday storage? We have wide selections of high quality and versatile square buckets. They are available in white color, so you might need to put some labels to identify the stored items. But that's just about the only additional work you have to do. The square buckets come with matching lids and you won't have to worry about the decorations being dirty and dusty until about… next year.

So there, you've already got a solution of one part of the cleaning job you'll need to do tomorrow. Now worry not, and enjoy your time with your family and friends!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

6.5 Gallon Square EZStor Bucket and Lid

6.5 gallon square pail

Are you planning to open a 7-eleven franchise or other types of convenience stores? Then you will most likely need a place and a few containers to store the bulk goods to keep in the back room. Depending on the size of your shop, you might need various sizes of containers too for storing small things like candies or pencils. In this case, some 6.5 gallon square EZStor bucket will definitely do.

Quick-selling stuffs like candies and lollipops need to be stacked up in the storage room of a convenience store. It will especially be useful if your container is equipped with a hinged lid for easy and frequent dispensing or refilling. This makes our EZStor 6.5 gallon square pail a top choice for the storage container of your small-sized merchandises. Why? Because as you purchase a set of 6 pails, you do not only buy the pails, but you also get the removable and reclosable hinged lids!

Made of FDA-approved, food grade plastic material, the 6.5 gallon square buckets are totally safe for storing foods and other edible materials. They also come with handles for easy removing and carrying as you reorganize your storage room. The square shape also gives advantage of better organization and it also saves space in the possibly small back room.

So if you are serious about opening a convenience store, you'll definitely need to have the 6.5 gallon square pails. Check them out now!

Friday, April 22, 2011

5 Gallon EZStor Square Bucket and Lid

Do you remember our articles about the (round) 5 gallon buckets? We wrote about how versatile 6 gallon buckets could be wherever they are used. Whether it's at home, at the office, in the garden, at school, and even at the camp site, 5 gallon pails never stop being extremely useful. Well, you know what? If round 5 gallon pails can be THAT versatile, so can square 5 gallon buckets!

5 gallon square bucket
You can use the square 5 gallon pails to do exactly the same jobs as the round ones. Our EZStor 5 gallon square buckets can be made a portable toilet as well as a camping light just like their round 5 gallon pails counterpart. With this trick you can make a square seating out of 5 gallon square bucket. You can definitely store your dry foods for a long time with the square 5 gallon pails, too – only better because the EZStor square pails have already come with their own matching lids. Then you can plant your tomatoes in the square 5 gallon container if you've got the green thumb. Travelers will most definitely feel the super versatile use of the 5 gallon square pails. And if you care about the earth's sustainability, you'll use them for organic and non-organic trash bins!

It's endless when you talk about 5 gallon buckets. We can go on and on finding new things on how we could use both round and square 5 gallon pails. It's a matter of preference, really, whether you want to use the rounded shape or squared one. Of course one has more advantage than the other on a number of cases. But they are both highly useful.

In case you are interested in the square 5 gallon pails more, here is more detailed info about it:

Dimension:
Width: 9 7/8"
Length: 11 15/16"
Height: 14 11/16"

They are available in white color and include tamper evident tear tab strips lids. They also have a handle for easy carrying. Approved by FDA, this square 5 gallon bucket is made of food grade material, making it absolutely safe for storing foods.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

4.25 Gallon Square EZStor Bucket and Lid

We save a lot more when we buy things in bulk. From toilet tissues, grains, pet foods, if you dare to do the math, buying in small quantities makes you spend a whole lot more compared to buying in large quantities. However, as you decide to buy in bulk, you will need to have enough space in the house to store them until they are used. This is where plastic containers play important role.

You can either use round buckets or square buckets for containing your bulk goods. Basically for space efficiency, both round and square buckets are good to store grains and pet foods. If the things you are storing have shapes, then perhaps square buckets are better to store them.

4.25 gallon square EZStor bucket comes with a lid with hinge, making it very ideal for frequent dispensing and refilling. All you need to do is to place your pet foods (for example) inside, close the lid to prevent the pet foods from dusting, and easily open the hinged lid as you want to spoon out some of it for your pet. This is also effectively applicable for rice and other types of grains.

The 4.25 gallon square EZStor pail also has a handle so that it's easy to move around. It's white and FDA approved so it's safe to store food products. You can purchase these square pails with minimum order of 6 packs. By having a set of these pails, you will have great containers for your bulk household items. Your house will stay tidy and organized and you will do a great saving.

Click here now to order some.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

4 Gallon Square EZStor Bucket and Lid for Packaging Container

Medium-sized square buckets are a bit too big to stack up in the shelves for kitchen or study organization. But it's just the perfect size to use as packaging container. Especially for businesses that need to ship products away, they might want to look at these 4 gallon square EZStor buckets and lids.

The 4 gallon square pail with width of 9 15/16", length of 12" and height of 12 7/8" is white in color and comes with a white, removable and reclosable lid, too. The lid includes tamper evident tear tab strips. With its nature being square, the 4 gallon square pail is definitely a great choice for packaging container, as it uses every space effectively.

What types of things can you store in a square pail of this size? Well, almost anything. From food products (yes, it's food grade plastic container), office stuffs, clothings, and many other things. So if you run businesses that ship frequently, click here to purchase this amazing plastic container.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Be Organized with 3.5 Gallon Square EZStor Bucket and Lid

Be organized!

Being organized does not only help you find things more easily, but it also saves you from a lot of pain from merely seeing messy things around. Why don't we start getting organized with our things? With only the help of some plastic buckets, organizing can never get easier!

Office stuff

Office or study stuff can easily be organized in square plastic containers. We have EZStor plastic pails with a wide range of size and shape selections. You can put small stationery like pencils, pens, rulers and erasers in smaller square pails such as ½ gallon, ¾ gallon or 1 gallon square pail. Letter papers can fit nicely in 3 gallon or 3.5 gallon square pail.

Bedroom stuff

Use 3.5 gallon square buckets with lids to store the bed sheets, pillow sheets, under garments, etc. and stack them up in the closet. Put labels on the outer side of the container for easy find. This will keep your closet tidy and your clothes and sheets will keep nicely clean inside closed buckets.

Kids stuff

You probably have more kids stuff in the nursery than kitchen utensils if you have children in the house. There seems to be more and more toys every time you get in there, doesn't it? Well, you don't have to see them lying around if you have 3.5 gallon square buckets in the kids room. You can put the toys and coloring pencils there and the room will be amazingly neat when the kids are not there. This is also a great way to start teaching our kids to be organized themselves. Engage them actively to clean up the room every time they finish playing. Ask them nicely to always return the toys to the containers or the shelves where they are normally kept. Using round 5 gallon buckets can also be a great idea. You can choose various colors that are attractive to kids' eyes as identification of what is inside.

3.5 gallon square pails are ideal for storing these types of things. It's not too small or too big. Measuring at 9 15/16" wide x 12" long x 11 5/16" tall, you can put things, big or small, inside. Since it's made of FDA-approved food grade plastic, you can even store foods inside. Try grains and other dry foods and protect them from dirt by closing its lid. The 3.5 gallon square pails and lids come with a handle and are available to buy at minimum 6 packs. Check out the prices here or call our office at 888-460-3786.

Monday, April 18, 2011

3 Gallon EZStor Square Buckets

Did you know that square buckets are much more efficient than round buckets when used as a container for hydroponic systems? This is because the square shape allows us to utilize the space more to grow the plants. If you are planning to use hydroponic system in your garden with square plastic containers, then you might want to check out these 3 gallon EZStor square buckets.

3 gallon square pail
Our 3 gallon EZStor square pails are made of high quality plastic that won't break easily. They come with lids in case you want to utilize them as containers of something else than hydroponic system pots. The handle also makes it easier to move them around in order for the plants to get the best spot with enough sunshine.

With the dimension of 9 15/16" wide x 12" long x 9 ¾" tall, you can use every space available to grow each hydroponic plant in it (a blog post on how to use square gallon pail in hydroponic system will come later).

The 3 gallon EZStor square pails are sold in 6 packs, making you have enough containers for different types of hydroponic plants. If you are not into gardening, you can use the containers for keeping food products (the white pails are food grade and approved by FDA), tools, children toys and basically anything you want to store there. Click HERE to order now. 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

2 Gallon Square EZStor Bucket and Lid with Handle

2 gallon buckets are good for a number of container ideas. They are perfect for beer homebrewing, winemaking, or simply for storing nails and other smaller garage stuffs.

The 2 gallon square EZStor pail we have here is especially perfect for the beer home brewing or winemaking. Especially when you are still at the experimenting stage, you don't want to use bigger containers in case it doesn't result good. It is also FDA-approved food grade plastic container that you can be rest assured that it won't leak any dangerous substance to the fermented beer.

The 2 gallon square EZStor buckets are white and come with a lid and a handle, making them hygienic and mobile at the same time. Dimension is at 7 ¾" wide, 9 ¾" long and 9 5/8" tall. You can purchase the pail and the lid only at $5.27 for a single bucket buy, or save some money by buying it in packages of 3 cases, 6 cases and 12 cases. Click here for more info or contact our representative (888-460-3786).

Saturday, April 16, 2011

1 Gallon EZStor Buckets

What do you do with 1 gallon buckets? Well a number of things. Just like the versatility of 5 gallon buckets that we discussed before, 1 gallon buckets have more or less the same functions, only in smaller size.

You can use 1 gallon bucket to store food products (make sure it's food grade plastic bucket) like macaroni and other short dry pasta. You can also use it to store stationary stocks for the study. Or you can use it as a container for your baked goods ready to be shipped to your loved ones.

short EZStor 1 gallon pail
The 1 gallon EZStor buckets that we have in stock come in two slightly different shapes. One is short and without handle. This is great to use for the shipping container for baked goods or simply as the container to stack up in the shelves or the closet for organization.

tall EZStor 1 gallon pail
The other one is taller and with handle for easy carrying. The tall 1 gallon EZStor pails are perfect for keeping grains or long dry pasta. They are also great to contain non-food materials.

Of course the suggestion to keep food inside these 1 gallon EZStor buckets is because it is FDA food grade plastic container, so it's totally safe for you to use in contact with food.

1 gallon EZStor pails come in packages of 3, 6 and 12. The more quantity you are ordering, the cheaper each pail is. Check them out now. Click here for the short 1 gallon EZStor pail and here for the tall 1 gallon EZStor pail.

Friday, April 15, 2011

¾ Gallon Square EZStor Bucket Pail and Lid

In case you need a bigger container for shipping your baked cookies than this half gallon square pail, you might want to consider the ¾ gallon square EZ Stor bucket pail and lid.

Coming in 12 packs, ¾ gallon EZStor plastic containers are equipped with lids including tamper evident tear tab strips. It's white in color and approved by FDA, so it's safe to contain food products.

Unlike the half gallon square pail, this ¾ gallon square bucket has a handle with it for easy carrying. So if you need to be mobile with the pail, it is not a problem with ¾ gallon square EZStor Bucket Pail.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

4 in 1 Bucket Tool

Let's play a guessing game. What is a tiny but very versatile tool that is especially useful when you have to deal with steel or plastic pails?

Manual Lug Closing Tool? No, it is smaller than that.

3 in 1 Pail Opener? No, still too big. This is something that you can put inside your pocket.

No idea? The answer is… 4 in 1 Bucket Tool!

Yes, 4 in 1 bucket tool is a small magic tool that does not only open buckets but also close them tightly. If you need something inexpensive but handy to open and seal steel or plastic pails, you will want this 4 in 1 bucket tool. All you need to do is to use the pointed end to open paint cans and pail lugs while if you need to seal the lids, you can use the other end. It especially works with regular (non-UN) plastic pail lids with the hooked lifter.

The 4 in 1 bucket tool is made of high impact plastic, steel and formed rubber finger gripper. The size makes it lightweight and practical to carry wherever you are. So if your business largely handles steel  or plastic buckets or paint cans, it will be a great idea to equip your workers with this super handy tool.

With the price less than 7 dollars each, the 4 in 1 bucket tool is surely a bargain!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Using 5 Gallon Buckets as Organic and Non-Organic Trash Bins

Did you know how hard it is to sort through the different kinds of garbage at the landfills? With roughly 195 million tons of garbage produced by Americans every year, there are not enough landfills to take all of them. And why would they all have to go to the landfills if some of them can be recycled or made into compost? If only each person starts sorting through the wastes right when they are about to be tossed out, the waste sorting job will be much easier and a great number of wastes don't even have to go to the landfill at all! Now check out how you can help the environment by simply using 5 gallon buckets.

Have two 5 gallon pails
First of all, you need to have two 5 gallon pails. One is to be put in your garden for a compost container and the other stays in the kitchen or whichever part of the house you want it to be.

Have a pail liner for the non-organic wastes
You want to reuse your 5 gallon buckets. To keep them in their best condition, use a pail liner especially for the non-organic wastes. These economical trash can liners are a great idea. This way it is also easier for you and for the garbage pick up to take it to the landfill.

Throw away the right wastes to the right 5 gallon pails
Any biodegradable wastes like potato peels, apples, used coffee filters etc. should be thrown away to the compost 5 gallon pail. Remember to mix it up with lawn clippings and that it has the right humidity and dampness for the microorganisms to work on the wastes. In the mean time, use the other 5 gallon pail lined with pail liner for the inorganic wastes like plastic wraps, Styrofoam inserts, disposable diapers, paper wastes, etc. These should go to the landfill or the recycling company for them to be recycled.

Pass this useful habit to your kids and friends
Imagine how much you contribute to the environment sustainability when you do it on your own. Imagine how much more you will contribute to it and to the society if you pass this nice habit on to your family and friends. In the long future, we might not have to face landfill shortage problems if everyone is doing it. So pass it on!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Drum Inspection Midget Lights

Coil-Corded Drum Inspection Midget Light

Illuminating the inside of the drum is crucial when you want to do inspections on the drum. Whether it is cleaning test or examination to check the rust, you will need the help of a drum inspection light. If you think that you don't need any fancy and complicated inspection lights, you might want to consider these drum inspection midget lights. They are small and compact but they still work the work for the right drums.

The drum inspection midget lights are available in choices of coil cord or straight cord. With its super compact design of merely 1 ¼" diameter, the midget lights illuminate the inside of a drum nicely with its 8 Watt fluorescent tube. The light is protected by a shatter-proof protective plastic clear shield and there is a built-in hanging hook at the end. The drum inspection midget light also fits through a 2" drum bung opening.

Is this 2.5 lbs drum inspection midget light for you? Find it out yourself or get help from our representative. Call 888-460-3786.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Square ½ Gallon Plastic Pail

This cute-looking half gallon white plastic pail is absolutely great for storing little things. You can use some of these pails to keep your house from being messy and disorganized by stacking things like stationary, letters, cellphone chargers, screwdrivers, batteries and so on. Label each pail with the right description of what is inside and arrange them in a shelf neatly.

Not only can it keep you organized at home or at the office space, the square half gallon plastic pail is also good to store food products in the kitchen. It is FDA approved and it's considered safe to contain food materials. Plastic lid is included with tamper evident tear tab strips.

Looking for the best container to send away your delicious cookies and other baked goods? You can use this square ½ gallon plastic pail. As it has no handle, it is easier to pack and ship. You should really check out this product

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Food Safety in Power Failure

Have you prepared your foods from natural disasters and emergencies? If you haven't, you need to start doing it now. No one knows what tomorrow brings. In case one of these emergencies happens, you will need to be ready with some stored foods and drinks to survive.

Most emergencies normally result to power failure. And this is when things start to get hard. Foods stored in the refrigerator are easily spoiled, water doesn't flow from the tap because the pump is not working, and electric stoves can't be used because there is no electricity to power it up. What should you if you are faced with such condition? Next are some tips.
  • Try not to open the freezer too muchIn fact, if you know that the power failure will be temporary only, don't open it at all. Use your canned foods until the power is back on. Depending on the size of the insulation, foods in the freezer will not likely to be spoilt in fewer than three days. However, if it seems to be a long term power failure, you can use the foods stored in the fridge, but try to minimize opening it too often or too long, so they can be kept nice and cold and fresh for longer time.
  • Stack up your freezer
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    id you know that a half full freezer can hold foods safely for the next 24 hours while a full freezer can  hold them twice longer? So stack up your freezer to maximize its function.
  • Measure the food you are about to cook or eat before eating itDon't eat anything that is more than 40°F and has been in that state for more than 2 hours.

In any case, always be ready with non-refrigerated foods; like canned or boxed foods, mineral waters and dry foods that are safely stored in food grade plastic containers with airtight lid. That way you can keep the frozen foods frozen up to the longest time the freezer can manage.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

How to Ship Easter Baked Goods

Aren't we all almost ready for Easter by now? As one of the most celebrated festivities in the world, Easter gives us as chance and opportunity to be with our loved ones once again. But what if your daughters or grandparents live far away from you and there is no way you can visit them at this time of the year? Then perhaps sending some love through homemade baked cookies or brownies could be a great idea. The question is how to ship these Easter baked goods so that they arrive to them undamaged? You don't want them to get only the crumbs of what was beautifully and deliciously made cookies. Here are some tips.

Find a good food grade plastic container
That's the number one rule. ALWAYS use food grade containers if you want to store food inside. You can find these food grade containers here.

Place the cookies or other baked goods inside neatly
Use every space possible to prevent the foods from shaking when shipped. If you see some empty spaces still, fill them in with cooked pop corns so the cookies will stay in place.

Find a sturdy box to put your plastic container
A sturdy shipping box is crucial. You don't want to pack the plastic container full of delicious goodies in a cheap bad quality shipping box. Remember, you want the package to arrive safely, not damaged or torn or crumbled.

Fill in the spaces with bubble wrap
Once in the box, the plastic container should still be prevented from any possible shake. So you've got to fill the spaces between the container and the box. Bubble wraps are a good idea for this. Wrap the container around and nestle it tightly inside the box. Put more bubble wraps if necessary.

Now the cookies are ready to be shipped. This will surely be a pleasant surprise to the person you send it to. And what is lovelier than to receive a thank you long distance call or skype video conversation because of your great intention and deliciously made cookies? And Easter will still bring you together although you are not physically near.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Manual Lug Closing Tools

If your business includes closing steel pails with great seals, you might want to consider taking a look at these Manual Lug Closing Tools. They save your time efficiently and work can be done in less amount of time than when you try to seal the pails using ordinary tools.

The manual lug closing tools are made of durable cast aluminum frame with hardened jaws that ensure you can close steel pails sized 1 to 6 gallon with lug covers easily. And the result is satisfying too! You'll get a steel pail tightly and positively closed.

The closing tools work with non-UN steel pails. In case you want to close UN-rated pails, see the manual UN Closing tools and semi-automatic closing tools. Better yet, call us (888-460-DRUM) for recommendation.

So what type of steel pails do you work normally with? For pails of 3, 3.5, 5, and 6 gallon you will need the 4 lug manual closing tool. For 1 gallon steel pail, take this 2 lug manual closing tool

Monday, April 4, 2011

Drum Inspection and Work Light

Every now and then your drums will need to have a cleaning test performed. If you want all your drums to always be in the mint condition, you need to ensure that it is clean inside and out and put some prevention effort for possible damage or rust.

Cleaning the outside of the drum seems easy. But cleaning the inside could be trickier. This is exactly the area where the parts of the drum are in touch with the materials stored. So be precise and try not to miss a spot that needs thorough cleaning.

In order to be accurate, you will need enough work light to do this type of drum inspection. Choose one of the drum inspection and work lights that fits for you.

An excellent choice will be this drum inspection and work light. It's constructed to be weather resistant and shock resistant so it will manage in case you accidentally drop it or your worker handles it roughly. It is also easy to use. The light will automatically turn on when the cord is pulled and shut off when it's retracted. The fluorescent tube, operating on 120 VAC, 60 Hz, is protected by a shatter-proof and weather resistant butyrate tube shield with a handle and hanging hook on it. It serves high visibility as it's painted in bright yellow. This drum inspection and work light is suitable for checking through a drum with 2" bung opening.

With such a reliable drum inspection and work light, the cleaning test will be done much more easily and conveniently and the cleaning act itself can be performed maximally.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

3 in 1 Pail Opener

Have you ever got a pail that is closed so tightly you can even barely move the lid by an inch? Now you don't have to worry anymore that pails will never get unopened. With this 3 in 1 pail opener, you can open the tightest pail lid, even those that are UN rated.

The pail opener is able to cut, lift and reseal pail lids. At the cutting process, the cutting head won't damage the cover gasket so it still can be used to close the pail again. The claw end removes the cover without slot and by merely flipping the opener over, you can reseal the lid to the pail by hammering the tool on it.

This pail opener is 21" long and made of cast aluminum. It's super handy if you deal with a lot of difficult-to-open buckets or pails. Click here for more info.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Preparing Food and Drinks from Natural Disasters and Emergencies

If there is any emergency that we can't avoid, it's the natural disaster. Whether it is the earthquake/tsunami  in Japan, the Hurricane Katrina in the States, or simply the floods in various places in the world, it is always a wise choice to be totally prepared in case one of these emergencies happen in your area.

One of the most important things that will definitely lack when the disasters happen is the availability of foods and drinks. So whenever possible, try to keep food and drink storage just for the emergency.

Canned Foods
Canned foods can be stored in big enough containers, waterproof if possible.

Dry Foods
Dry foods like pasta, grains and cat foods can be stored creatively in a 5 gallon bucket. Check our previous blog post on How to Store Dry Foods for a Long Time in 5 Gallon Buckets. This similar post is also highly useful for a short guide on how to store dry foods in 5 gallon buckets.

Drinking Water
Drinking water will also be extremely scarce in a harsh disaster. Most will possibly be contaminated so it's not drinkable anymore. Store some in food grade jugs and keep them safely for use in emergency.

Where you keep these stored foods and drinking water is also crucial. It's different for different types of areas. For example, f you live in a place where it is prone to floods, try to keep these preserved foods and drinks as highly above the ground as possible. If earthquakes are what most likely to happen, keep them in a sturdy storage room which has wide surface areas to cover the containers.

Remember, better safe than sorry.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Fend-All Eyesaline Wall Stations

If you ever need a simpler unit than the other Fend-All products that we have discussed before, these Fend-All Eyesaline Wall Stations can be the one for you. Unlike their other ready-to-flush counterparts (Fend-All Porta Stream I Eyewash, Fend-All Porta Stream II Eyewash, and Fend-All Pure Flow 1000 Eyewash), Fend-All Eyesaline Wall Stations feature a bottle of ready-to-use Eyesaline solution. The bottle is designed to be easily snapped out when needed, and immediate emergency flushing to decontaminate the injured eye can be directly applied right from the bottle.

The solution is available in different volumes: 16 oz bottle, 32 oz bottle, and 2 pieces of 32 oz bottles. Compared to the other Fend-All Eyesaline Eyewash units, these stations are the most inexpensive ones. You should really check them out, too!

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