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11 December 2012 @ 01:43 am
I have a question for the hippies! (And well, non hippies who just happen to like cups and cloth!! ;))

I'm wondering: where do you store your "goodies" (cups and cloth) when you're not using them? Since I had to order a second cup for size/capacity, I now have two cups. I also have 3 liners. I've been keeping them in my sock drawer (and the cups in a plastic container w/ lid off the top) but would like to find another more fun way to store them. Both have pouches, but I'm not entirely fond of the pouches. They're good for transporting around, but for in my room I'd like something a bit more discreet or at least fun.

So-- what do you guys use? I think I've maybe read a few people say they have a wooden box for all their stuff? Any other ideas? Anyone use a wet bag/makeup bag/pouch or something? Does it carry more than 1 cup?

I think it's almost safe to say this community has done that "c" word to me... but I'll wait juuust one more cycle before I admit to it ;)

Thanks for everyone's help these past few months! :)

Megan: GangstaCathdsqrl on December 11th, 2012 11:38 am (UTC)
Several years ago, I was given a gift basket that came in a hot pink mesh sort of box with a lid that ties shut with a ribbon. It's a square box with each side just about the same length as a pantiliner, so for years, I stored my tampons and liners and pads in there. It was cute enough to sit out in the bathroom without looking like it was obviously a period collection, heh. Now that I've made the switch to cups and cloth, those go in there, instead...along with the leftover disposable things that still haven't been used up. :)
juliiie87juliiie87 on December 11th, 2012 12:58 pm (UTC)
Since I now have an extravagant collection of cloth pantyliners, I store them in several pretty cardboard storage boxes (something like shoe boxes, but much, much nicer, covered inside and out in cute pastel pattern, with a cushioned fabric top. The theme is roses and polka dots ! ;)). My 2 cups usually hang to the bathroom window handle, in their pouch. Actually right now my Meluna is at my boyfriend's for emergencies and my Cuplee resides in my vag. ;D

And I'm definitely not a hippie.

Edited at 2012-12-11 02:19 pm (UTC)
mood_swinger23 on December 11th, 2012 07:29 pm (UTC)
Where do you store the storage boxes when not using? Closet? Under the bed? In a dresser?

And I'm not really a hippie either. I just wanted to find a different, gender neutral word than cuppers ;) it was the only I could think of!
juliiie87juliiie87 on December 12th, 2012 10:11 am (UTC)
Since they look good and I use them everyday, they just sit piled up according to their size on top of my dresser (chest of drawers?). What I've seen the most online is the plastic box thingie with drawers, so this is my cuter approach to it.
mooneyes25mooneyes25 on December 11th, 2012 02:20 pm (UTC)
I store mine in a shoebox (cloth pad, cups and midol lol)
mood_swinger23 on December 13th, 2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
Well, is it decorated at all!? Orrr do you take the "Oh, that's just a typical shoebox" camoflauged approach? :P
rbca03rbca03 on December 11th, 2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
Maybe I'm missing out on the fun, but I just keep mine in a drawer in the bathroom sink vanity. :p
fadetblackfadetblack on December 12th, 2012 02:37 am (UTC)
Yeap, I do the same thing.
Lorlorrainec on December 11th, 2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
Um, my cup is currently sitting out next to the sink, since I can't find its pouch. It usually lives stuffed in the medicine cabinet.
teacupcake89 on December 11th, 2012 05:31 pm (UTC)
Mine are stored in their pouches in a vanity/toiletries case that has lube, bottle of johnson's baby shampoo, milton tablets, lunette wipes, my pill packets etc :)

After emptying the cup, I store in upside down on the johnsons baby shampoo lid, while I wipe myself etc before cleaning it (or have a shower and then clean and re-insert after washing my hair) :)

Cuplee have little wooden boxes with lids that hold two cups that look good? I would just make sure whatever you store it in is dry and breathable so mould isn't encouraged/able to grow. (reason why I don't store mine in my student house bathroom!)
mood_swinger23 on December 13th, 2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
This "all in one" idea sounds like a good one. I guess I'll need to do something like that / get some sort of case as I acquire more than what I already have!

I live at home (with both parents) so I can't just leave it out somewhere in the open. My dad has a cow if I go through the house (fully covered) in a towel after a shower!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on December 11th, 2012 06:00 pm (UTC)
I bought a plastic denture holder from the dollar store and drilled some vent holes around the top edge so I can snap the lid shut. It fits 2 large cups and a small Mini MeLuna.
mood_swinger23 on December 13th, 2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
Sounds creative! Will it hold liners or just the 3 cups?

Edit; I'm not quite sure what one looks like to be able to know.

Edited at 2012-12-13 09:15 pm (UTC)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on December 13th, 2012 09:31 pm (UTC)
Just the cups. Looks very similar to this:
mkchimkchi on December 12th, 2012 01:30 am (UTC)
I keep my fleurcup in a sock (I had a hard time justifying buying a pouch) inside an uncovered plastic container that holds leftover tampons, contact solution, and random toiletries.
mood_swinger23 on December 13th, 2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, I like this idea! Maybe I can put my old holed-up socks to use! Also see that I'll be needing to get some sort of container to hold ALL my goodies though.
pinkmathpinkmath on December 12th, 2012 05:50 am (UTC)
I store mine in it's pouch (that I made it's white with pink flowers.) Then I put the pouch in a cute pink purse my Aunt made me when I was 6 (it's far to small now). Where I also store a few pantie liners (disposal) and my water based lube (used for inserting). Then I hang the purse on the door knob of my bathroom!

Definitely not a hippy, maybe someday.
mood_swinger23 on December 13th, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
I'm only half a hippie. :P I like to be barefoot, like tie-dye, have a pair of bellbottoms, and am enjoying my cup, but I don't like, go around without a bra on, go to nude beaches, smoke pot, have really long hippie hair, etc. :)

It seems someone surely likes pink! I have a few purses floating around I don't really use. Maybe I could make a new, fresh liner for one and use that!

Of course, I can't hang it in my bathroom since I live at home =( It would still end up having to hang in my room somewhere.
m03m on December 12th, 2012 09:51 am (UTC)
My cup lives in its pouch (I made it; it's got panther print fabric and African wooden beads) inside my toiletries bag, which I keep packed in case I want to travel or stay overnight anywhere. So if I have to grab the bag quickly, the cup is already in there, together with other useful stuff such as a toothbrush and shampoo. The bag lives in my bedroom.
loveswool on December 26th, 2012 05:25 am (UTC)
I bought a small plastic 3 drawer shelving that's meant for paper from Wal-Mart for about $8 and keep it in the cabinet under the bathroom sink. I have my cup in it's bag in there along with my cloth pantyliners.