This is kind of a trivial topic, but I didn't see it anywhere else in the forum. I just got my pellet stove last week. I would like to get a pellet container to put in my living room, doesn't have to be real fancy but something that looks a little nicer than having plastic bags lying on the floor. Doesn't have to be huge, either; I'm willing to refill it fairly often. How much volume (in cubic feet or gallons) is equivalent to a 40-pound bag? What size containers do other people use? I'd think that a container big enough for 2 bags ought to be sufficient. Another stupid question: if you don't completely empty all the pellets from the container into the stove hopper, and then you pour a new bag into the container, are the pellets at the bottom of the container still going to be good indefinitely? Or will the old pellets go bad for some reason (e.g., could they eventually disintegrate into "fines")? Is it better to "rotate your stock", emptying the container completely before pouring in a new bag? I'd like to get a nice big scoop for transferring pellets from the container into the stove hopper. Where do you find such a thing? Someone told me I could just use a cut-off bleach container, and that might be more practical than a tiny little scoop. But a nice big scoop would be good, if I could find one somewhere.