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.
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.
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,