Most of us hate coins. Coins are cumbersome. Coins leave us with torn pockets, they are no good at all.
Coins are, however, not as bad as many of us think. Coins, if properly kept, can be of great help on a rainy day.
They are handy for buying children’s snacks at the tuckshop in the neighbourhood. Coins are handy for paying parking fees. Coins are convenient for buying plastic bags.
This is the reason every home must have a coin box.
The coin box helps us to keep the coins in such a way that they do not create clutter in our spaces.
In this week’s project we will make a coin box. There are several ways of making coin boxes. The first is the traditional way of making a box from pieces of wood. This requires carpentry skills and tools for cutting pieces of wood and making.
You will decide the size of the box according to the number of pieces of wood, nails and other resources.
Alternatively, you can use an empty jar with a lid so that you can place your coins in it. The only effort in this project is in making a slot hole on the metallic lid through which your money will go into the jar.
A variation to this will be sealing the lid with a strong adhesive so that you cannot take out the money. It will be like a bank and you can only take out the money by destroying the metallic lid.
If you choose to keep money in a sealed jar or you can set a target on the day when the money will be retrieved. I know some who, apart from the coins, also slot it a couple of notes which will make the day of ‘cashing’ more lucrative. You can choose the eve of an anniversary so that you can use the money to purchase a few drinks for the celebration.
Wishing you, dear reader, a week full of activity. Remember, the devil finds work for idle hands. If you want it perfectly done do it yourself. n