You know the stuff I mean; the plasticware that you’re using because it comes free with other products. All those empty butter and Cool-Whip containers, the frosting tubs, and the plastic jar the peanut butter came in. Here are some of the great uses for these free containers…
Store food ~
Okay, let’s get the obvious one out of the way. You could store leftovers in them. They come with matching lids, which is very handy, and they can be microwaved (briefly) for reheating.
Store non-food ~
Now get creative. Store your kid’s toys; Legos, actions figures, Matchbox cars, Happy Meal toy collections, and so on. If it’s small, and you’re tired of tripping on it, scoop up a group of similar items and store them in a handy Redneck Tupperware container.
Make a car kit ~
I’m not talking about a first-aid kit, (although that’s a good idea too). I’m talking about a convenience kit. Gather up the things you always seem to have scattered on the floorboards after you grab a handful of ‘we might need more’ supplies at fast food restaurants. Ketchup, salt and pepper, napkins, wet-naps, and extra straws. Then the next time you hear ‘I didn’t get any ketchup!’ floating up from the back seat, you’ll know just where to find it.
Organize your drawers ~
You can keep little things from rolling around and getting lost in a drawer by using pieces of Redneck Tupperware with the lids left off. (Very handy use of the pieces that you lost the lids for anyway.) Put a piece of Redneck Tupperware in your top drawer to drop change and jewelry into. Put a piece in the baby’s dresser to keep those little tiny socks together.
Contain messy stuff ~
When your kids mix their Play-doh, leaving you with more new colors than you have jars, put the extras in Redneck Tupperware. They’re also handy for leftover finger-paints, and captured bugs.
Chop them up ~
You can cut templates out of the flexible-but-strong plastic that Redneck Tupperware is made from. Make your own stencils for arts and crafts. And then store your new stencils in more Redneck Tupperware!
Share Treats ~
The next time you make cookies or other treats to deliver to shut-ins, load them into Redneck Tupperware. You can spruce up the outside with a bow or paint or stickers to make it seem more festive. After the recipient eats the treats, they’ll have an extra piece of Redneck Tupperware too, (because you already have plenty, so you don’t need it back!).
Put them in your suitcase ~
Gather all those little things that get lost in your suitcase; bobby pins, hair scrunchies, extra batteries, razor, Q-Tips, nail-clippers, etc., and put them together in a piece of Redneck Tupperware with a lid so they don’t spill out. Then set the container inside your suitcase, and you’ll always know right where that stuff is.
Fill them with kibble ~
When you travel in the car with your pets, pack their kibble in redneck Tupperware, and you’ll have a handy feeding bowl. Snap the lid back on between feedings, so that it doesn’t get stepped on or kicked over. They’re also handy for storing snacks for the kids the same way; just be careful not to mix up the containers.
Redneck Potty-ware ~
If you’ve got an infant or toddler, and you’re too-long from the next rest stop, a piece of Redneck Tupperware can come in mighty handy. Then seal up the lid and throw it away at the very next stop. That’s one container that you *don’t* want to re-use later.
Until next time…