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Kit Usage Statistics
« on: May 12, 2016, 01:50 pm »
I had a thought today: we've all pretty much discussed what we PUT in your kits. But has anyone tracked what we USE from our kits? I think it would be pretty interesting, and informative, to gather some casual statistics!
If anyone is willing to participate, just add what has been used out of your kit to a running list we can create, here. Copy paste the list from the previous post, adding to the tally if it's an item someone has already added, or adding your item, if not.
My start:

Pain Killers - 1
Hair ties - 2
Fork - 1
« Last Edit: May 23, 2016, 11:26 am by Maribeth »
Jessica: "Of course I have a metric size 4 dinglehopper in my kit!  Who do you think I am?"

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Re: Kit Usage Statistics
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2016, 10:53 am »
Pencils. Pencils pencils pencils. And sometimes pens. (I always collect as much as I can when I work conventions, cuz seriously they are a weekly expense otherwise)

Aspirin/tylenol

Also forks and spoons. Hmmm.

« Last Edit: May 14, 2016, 08:02 pm by loebtmc »

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Re: Kit Usage Statistics
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2016, 02:03 pm »
Mostly office supplies: pencils, pencil sharpener, erasers, highlighters, sharpie, pens, scotch tape, post-its/flags, scissors, stapler, hole punch, scrap paper, straightedge. Hair tie. Safety pins.

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Re: Kit Usage Statistics
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2016, 01:04 pm »
Again, guys, I'm looking for what's getting used out of you kit, as it happens, not just what you're "sure" you use out of it all the time.
Add to the list when you reach into your kit! Like this:
I originally posted -
Pain Killers - 1
Hair ties - 2
Fork - 1


And now we've used a sewing needle, so it becomes:
Pain Killers - 1
Hair ties - 2
Fork - 1
Sewing Needle - 1

The next person would copy that list, and add whatever they used to it, and so forth. I'm really interested in "real time(ish)" stats on this. After, say, two months, I think it's going to turn out differently than we would expect.
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Re: Kit Usage Statistics
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2016, 12:53 am »
AHHH! I understand.

Adding what I used during my show call today:

Pain Killers - 1
Hair ties - 2
Fork - 1
Sewing Needle - 1

Pencil - 1
Sharpie - 1
Stopwatch - 1
You will have to sing for your supper & your mortgage, your dental coverage & your children's shoes, over & over again while people in desk jobs roll their eyes the minute you start to complain. So it's a good thing you like to sing.

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Re: Kit Usage Statistics
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2016, 12:34 am »
I try to use the theatre's supply whenever possible, but sometimes I have the better tool.  This week:
hair ties- 3
ibuprofen- 8
eyeglass repair kit- 1
contact solution- 3 uses
superglue- 1
binder clips- 2
lighter - 1 (birthday cake)
bandaids- 10 (many of those were for myself, unrelated to work...)

Mod edit:
Cumulative total is now

bandaids- 10
binder clips- 2
contact solution - 3 uses
eyeglass repair kit- 1
Hair ties - 5
Fork - 1
lighter - 1 (birthday cake)
Pain Killers/ibuprofen - 9
Pencil - 1
Sewing Needle - 1
Sharpie - 1
Stopwatch - 1
superglue- 1


« Last Edit: May 16, 2016, 12:54 am by PSMKay »

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Re: Kit Usage Statistics
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2016, 11:29 am »
bandaids- 30
binder clips- 2
blister plasters - 2
chewing gum - 30
contact solution - 3 uses
costume tape measure - 2
curvi grips / bobby pins - 20
deoderant - 3
eyeglass repair kit- 1
Hair ties - 5
hand fan - 30
highlighters - 6
holepunch - 3
Fork - 1
lighter - 1 (birthday cake)
candles - 6
Pain Killers/ibuprofen - 12
paperclips - 20
Pencil - 3
pencil sharpener - 3
Sewing Needle - 1
Sharpie - 6
stapler - 6
Stopwatch - 1
superglue- 3

I have a lot of people in my rehearsal room at the moment...

EDIT: Added US name for "curvi grips" as I'd never heard the term before. - K
« Last Edit: May 17, 2016, 05:50 pm by PSMKay »

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Re: Kit Usage Statistics
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2016, 12:30 pm »
bandaids- 30
binder clips- 2
blister plasters - 2
blu tac - 2
chewing gum - 30
contact solution - 3 uses
costume tape measure - 2
curvi grips / bobby pins - 20
deoderant - 3
elastic band - 3
eyeglass repair kit- 1
glow tape - 1
Hair ties - 5
hand fan - 30
highlighters - 6
holepunch - 3
Fork - 1
lighter - 1 (birthday cake)
candles - 6
nail clippers  - 1
Pain Killers/ibuprofen - 12
paperclips - 20
Pencil - 3
pencil sharpener - 3
Sewing Needle - 1
Sharpie - 8 (and one was lost by the crew - if I murder him, would a judge convict?)
stapler - 6
Stopwatch - 1
superglue- 3
« Last Edit: May 17, 2016, 05:56 pm by PSMKay »

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Re: Kit Usage Statistics
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2016, 12:12 pm »
Ooooh okay. I get it. I'll add stuff I've used in the last week or so.

bandaids- 30
binder clips- 2
blister plasters - 2
blu tac - 2
candles - 6
chewing gum - 30
contact solution - 3 uses
costume tape measure - 2
curvi grips / bobby pins - 20
deodorant - 3
elastic band - 3
eraser - 2
eyeglass repair kit- 1
Fork - 1
glow tape - 1
Hair ties - 5
hand fan - 30
highlighters - 6
holepunch - 3
lighter - 1 (birthday cake)
nail clippers  - 1
Pain Killers/ibuprofen - 12
paperclips - 20
Pencil - 6
pencil sharpener - 4
Scotch tape - 2
Scrap paper - 1
Sewing Needle - 2
Sharpie - 10
stapler - 6
Stopwatch - 1
superglue- 3

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Re: Kit Usage Statistics
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2016, 12:19 pm »
Point of clarity:

Only people who are actually using their OWN PERSONAL KITS should contribute to this thread?  I'll be honest - working for regional theatre and commercial producers, I rarely use my SM box.  It sits in my apartment mostly for personal home office use, and has, for the majority of my career.

So I guess my question is about the goal of this thread: track usage of SM supplies, or track usage of supplies provided by SMs from personal inventory?


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Re: Kit Usage Statistics
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2016, 01:15 pm »
Point of clarity:

Only people who are actually using their OWN PERSONAL KITS should contribute to this thread?  I'll be honest - working for regional theatre and commercial producers, I rarely use my SM box.  It sits in my apartment mostly for personal home office use, and has, for the majority of my career.

So I guess my question is about the goal of this thread: track usage of SM supplies, or track usage of supplies provided by SMs from personal inventory?

I'm looking for usage of personal supplies.
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Re: Kit Usage Statistics
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2016, 07:06 am »
Could I add a suggestion? Could we bold items that are added/increased with each post, to show what has been changed?

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