SAVE clear plastic jars... esp the big ones from BJ's and other warehouse stores. Use for storage. We have various size jars with adhesive tape, pet supplies, pens, small toys, xtra spices, batteries, play jewelry in EVERY room of the house. Dust free, water & pest resistant, easy to find and look nice when lined up together on a shelf. Eliminate furniture, gain floor space. Win Win. Ask friends who work at day care, church etc to save containers. Easy peasy when its time to move or declutter.
use a plastic dish pan in the freezer . It helps keep food easier to get to and easier to empty and clean the freezer. Its easier to take 4 containers out instead of 100 . Its also easier to rotate and keep meat fresher longer by placing meat in baggies and have a date on each bag yu put in the dish pan. Showing dates. Then Layer meat with new meat on the botton, & inside each baggie have each meat labeled as well as dated.
I grocery shop every week and I almost always visit two different grocery stores to get the best sales at each one. During the hot summer months, I keep a fairly good size cooler in my car for the perishables, such as frozen veggies, coffee creamer, etc. that I buy at the first store It does a good job keeping everything cold and fresh while I am shopping at the second store.
Having to whipe down your scale after each use can be a pain. I find that placing saran (plastic) wrap over the scale, including the key pad does the trick.
I invested a small amount of money in several sets of inexpensive plastic storage containers, especially the smaller ones that are equal to single serving sizes of 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup and 1 cup. When I am storing food, I fill the smaller containers to know automatically how much food is available for future portions.
Use storage boxes that are easily identifiable as Christmas storage. The plastic storage containers come in all colors now. If you already have plain boxes, tape some wrapping paper to the outside where you can easily see it. Or if the boxes are plain enough have the kids draw or paint some Christmas pictures on the outside.
This tool is great for keeping leftovers, and the bags help prevent freezer burn too. It definitely helps to eliminate wasted food. Use it to divide up your meats, fruits, veggies. Store them in the freezer or fridge for later use.
I looooove to use the plastic storage bins, drawer carts, etc. to help me organize. I use the drawer carts for my lil one's diapers/wipes, clothes. I have smaller ones on my desk for my pens, paper clips, calculator, etc. I also have a laundry basket in each room (3 kids' rooms, our room, and the
While I like to take leftovers to eat for lunch at work, sometimes it just doesn't work out. On those days, I'll open a can of soup that I keep in my desk along with a plastic storage container. That way I have a bowl in which to heat up my food and a lid for storage if there are leftovers afterward