OK, like most people I only recently learned that I have orts. The dictionary definition of ort is a scrap. Any crafts person has lots and lots of orts. I have yarn scraps and embroidery thread scraps and sewing thread scraps. Those pesky little ends that we cut off when we finish. As much as I tried to keep them under control till I could throw them out, some always escaped and wound up on the carpet or tucked in the chair cushions or even on the dogs. I wore a few too.
Then one day a fellow knitter mentioned her ort jar and I had to look it up to see what she was talking about. Then everything changed. I found a tall glass jar. Any container will work but glass allows me to see all the pretty colors I've used and reminds me of certain projects that were fun or meaningful.