There are so many different types of containers that can help us organize and store our goodies. One of my favorites is baskets!
I get baskets often, at the holidays with goodies inside. I used to buy baskets at the thrift store for many of the gifts that I gave - then I figured maybe everyone had enough! Now I give many gifts in re-usable cloth grocery bags or recycled ice cream buckets.
We all need to think outside the box a little. I am going to give some more examples today of different ways to store about anything or everything.
Lastly today, save those ice cream tubs. They are great for all kinds of things. They can be spray painted and prettied up with Krylon paint, cover with contact paper or wrapping paper or used as is.
These are great for storing small packets of seasoning, beans, rice, flour, craft supplies, sewing goods, etc. Super for anything that needs to be kept dry and free from insects in garages too.
I have one that I keep rock salt in, in the winter. That way I don't have to keep that big bag in plain sight.
I often decorate them up, and they are used as goodie baskets for many of the younger nieces and nephews (bonus their mom's can use them for storage at home).
I have some square ones, that I use in the freezer to separate different types of meat, like lunch meat or hotdogs.
Hope I gave you some useful ideas on things that you may have around the house that can be reinvented to something that helps with your storage needs.
Do you have any special things that you use or recycle for storage? Please let us know.
More storage ideas next week.