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Topic: Spongeball Storage
Message: Posted by: kammagic (Jul 5, 2007 06:17PM)
Just posted this video. I found these containers at Menards home improvement store. But they are available online too. They are great for sponges but ropes fit nicely in them too. I am sure these will be good for many things.

Quicktime version

Youtube version

, Jonathan
Message: Posted by: mrunge (Jul 5, 2007 07:33PM)
Thanks Jonathan. Nice idea.

Message: Posted by: JackLangdell (Jul 7, 2007 11:18PM)
Thank you for the information. I am still looking for view tainers.
Jack Langdell
Message: Posted by: JamesTong (Jul 8, 2007 09:21AM)
Thanks, Jonathan, those are very nice containers and they look durable too. I will try them out.
Message: Posted by: kammagic (Jul 8, 2007 09:25PM)
I liked them so much I bought a couple more. I am including a pic of some magic items that fit well in these.
A deck of cards fits nicely in the tube and may work for an effect.

Message: Posted by: JamesTong (Jul 9, 2007 12:29PM)
I agree with you, kammagic, they are certainly helpful and protective over our items. I will be getting quite a few. Certainly helps to organize small items and accessories.
Message: Posted by: dlachance (Jul 13, 2007 03:33PM)
Thanks for the tip Kammagic....ill be picking some of these up myself.

Message: Posted by: dxsare (Jul 13, 2007 06:45PM)
Wow, really nice, I usually keep my sponge balls in the case they come in, but they get pretty beat up pretty fast. I really like those containers. Good find!

Stevie D
Message: Posted by: Jay Buchanan (Jul 17, 2007 07:24PM)
Ohhhhhhhh these are nice! Thank you for letting us know about these!
Message: Posted by: Justin Impossible (Jul 18, 2007 06:13PM)
Cool! I will pick some of these up as I used to separate them with bags and I always look at them with that look of disgust! Very happy!
Message: Posted by: tank5030 (Dec 27, 2007 12:47PM)
Found these at Home Depot for a few bucks! Great find. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: Marcomagia (Jan 24, 2008 03:15PM)
Thanks, It look really good!
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Jan 29, 2008 12:00AM)
Do you have a problem with the colors fading onto each other when the balls are in contact?

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: jordanl (Feb 1, 2008 09:12AM)
You should keep colors separate from one another, the dyes will bleed. My yellow sponges have red on them from being stored in a bag of mostly red sponges.
Message: Posted by: football2136 (Feb 1, 2008 02:16PM)
Thanks for the idea. I will be buying a few of these later.
Message: Posted by: Darkwing (Feb 16, 2008 06:55PM)
Same here, I am going to use them for my billiard balls, thumb tips, tools, and bottles of manipulation lotion.
Message: Posted by: DonHarlan (Mar 26, 2008 05:31PM)
I found these locally at The Home Depot. Thanks for the tip.
Message: Posted by: Eddie Torres (Mar 30, 2008 01:03AM)
Thanks! Finally got a place to put my mult. balls and sponges.

Message: Posted by: iceblade (Jul 2, 2008 04:22AM)
These are very nice!!! Does any know where I can find them in Europe? (or an online store with international shipping)? I have found a company that produces them (www.visipack.com) that also as headquarters in Europe (www.visipak.co.uk) nut still haven't found any online stores to order them in Europe. Any help will be much appreciated!
Thank you
Message: Posted by: B Hackler (Jul 2, 2008 11:06AM)
I am pretty sure home depot carry this item you can check their web site.
Message: Posted by: iceblade (Jul 2, 2008 05:33PM)
They do, however they don't ship in Europe and I need a store I can find in Europe
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Jul 2, 2008 06:25PM)
Just google [i]plastic food storage[/i] and you'll have billions and billions of options.

think outside the container.
Message: Posted by: iceblade (Jul 2, 2008 06:44PM)
Oo nice and simple. thanx a lot Frank :D
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Sep 16, 2008 10:42PM)
Or you can seem my newer thread on the subject


...for free options that will work just as well and probably something you already own.
Message: Posted by: acephale (Sep 29, 2008 07:54PM)
Thanks for pointing this out.
Message: Posted by: DRACO LE MAGICIEN (Oct 2, 2008 03:43AM)
Thank you for the tip...great idea for storage.

I'll take a look to see if we can find some in France ;)
Message: Posted by: ViperXMagic (Oct 3, 2008 08:39AM)
Do you know if we have some in Canada??

Message: Posted by: MagicMikeMartin (Oct 20, 2008 04:40PM)
Most of you probably already know this...but I had to learn by experience...storing red sponge balls with yellow sponge balls is not a good idea......well especially after you wet them....colors ran together on me.

Message: Posted by: Turk (May 18, 2010 04:55AM)
On 2007-07-08 22:25, kammagic wrote:
I liked them so much I bought a couple more. I am including a pic of some magic items that fit well in these.
A deck of cards fits nicely in the tube and may work for an effect.


A bunch of you guys have indicated that these are available from Home Depot. So you know what these are called and/or in what department they might be found?

Thanks for any info.

Message: Posted by: 55Hudson (May 22, 2010 06:22PM)

Not sure they are still carried at The Home Depot. Recommend that you go directly to the source:


You can order directly on line, or you could call them (888.865.9935) and ask what local stores carry their products.

Message: Posted by: 55Hudson (May 23, 2010 04:34PM)
I was at The Home Depot today and checked on the Viewtainers. They do not carry them, but have a similar product, ClearCan. It comes in the same size (6"x2") and can be found in the Hardware section of the store.

Good luck!

Message: Posted by: Turk (May 29, 2010 05:52PM)

Thanks for both of your posts. They are very much appreciated.

Message: Posted by: wjkrysak (Jul 8, 2010 07:36PM)
Good idea for storage. These are handy organizing containers. They can be found at Home Depot. Usually sold in display case on the hardware aisle.
I use mine for my beads....Christmas tree garland beads that I twist into animal shaped giveaways. Enjoy sharing your magic. cheaha bill
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Feb 14, 2016 11:21AM)
This topic is 6 years old but rather than starting a new thread, I continued here so the information is all in one spot.

Anyway, does anyone have any experience with storing sponge balls in toilet paper cardboard rolls?
I'm curious if acid plays a roll in storage. I don't know if the rolls are acid free.
Also, will the colors be absorbed by the cardboard..
After I use the sponge balls, I put them away moist.
Message: Posted by: wwhokie1 (Feb 26, 2016 11:29AM)
Another option is to go to Walmart or a sporting goods store and buy a container of racketballs. They come in a nice heavy plastic container with a screw on lid. For about $2.75 you get a container that is almost perfect for three 2 inch sponge balls. I can also fit four 1.5 inch balls, though the circumference of the container is a little over 2 inches.

Here is a link to what I bought at Walmart for $2.75: http://playground.epicsports.com/prod/73725/penn-ultra-blue-racquetballs-3-balls-per-can.html

Racquet balls are only slightly larger than a two inch sponge ball. The containers are heavy plastic, not as thin as a tennis ball container. And the lid screws on nicely.

Plus you get three free balls. You can use these to juggle or to throw at people.
Message: Posted by: The Wacky Wizard (Jul 29, 2016 04:38PM)
Separate baggies with zippers. It keeps them from bleeding because I usually wet them before a performance to fluff them up.