Make Life Easier Mondays

Growing up, the concept of reduce, reuse, recycle was a way of life, specifically the reuse part. While I learned from both my parents that many items can be reused, this concept was most prevalent in the use of food containers. Plastic butter containers, whipped topping bowls, sour cream containers were often reused to store leftovers. Jars and jugs were washed and sanitized and were given a new use for storing food or drink.

What I like to use for freezing soups, broths, and tomato sauces

While these containers take up some storage space, I appreciate having these disposable containers on hand. I can send family and friends home with leftovers in one of these containers without having the worry of getting my container back.

My mom sent me home with Thanksgiving leftovers in these Arby’s loaded french fry containers.

Some of these reused containers can be as good as or even better than purchased containers, such as mayonnaise or peanut butter jars. For freezing soups, broths, and tomato sauces, I purchased some great freezer containers. While they are great containers and I do use them and recommend them, my first preference is to use an old mayonnaise jar. The mayonnaise jars are great because most hold a quart or right at it and with the screw on lid they are airtight.

Here are some other containers that I reuse are
Lunch meat containers
Plastic restaurant containers
Peanut Butter Jars
Plastic Juice Bottles
Parmesan Cheese containers (Lids fit on Mason Jars)

This Cracker Barrel divided container is great for my hubs lunches or to send my daughter home with leftovers. The lunch meat containers are my go to store food and leftovers.

Reusing containers can make your life easier because it can have the benefit of saving you money as well as benefiting the environment by keeping these items out of landfills.
Do you have items that you reuse? Comment and let me know about any ideas for reusing items you have.

Until next time,

Posted by:Nicki Nichols

Nicki is a Professional Christian Coach. She enjoys a good glass of iced tea, laughing out loud, and talking to anyone. She spends her days writing blogs for My Nichols Worth and helping her clients through her coaching business, Nicki S Nichols Life Coach.

5 replies on “Reusing Containers

  1. I do the same thing and it drives my Hubby crazy! I have one rubbermaid tub full of jars and another full of take-out containers out in the shed.
    I prefer to use mayonnaise and peanut butter jars because they are clear. But I put my homemade broth in large yogurt, cottage cheese or whipped cream containers. That way when I need broth, I can pop it right out into the pan to thaw quickly.
    I wash freezer bags to reuse, if they haven’t held meat or a messy food.

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