Over the last couple of years I've gradually changed my pantry storage containers from plastic to glass where possible. This has left me with a dilemma of having lots of plastic containers to find other uses for. The cereal containers in particular were too good to throw out, which is not an eco friendly option. Some were 20+ years old and not BPA free so finding non food related uses proved to be a challenge.
I love neat and tidy organisation in my cupboards and after much thought came up with these ideas for the containers -
* Storage for clothes pegs. This has been a fantastic way to use a container. The pegs don't fall out ( or very few do ) if the pegs are knocked over by accident. Having a lid on the container keeps the spare pegs dry and clean when waiting for the washing to dry on the line outside. This will also extend the life of the pegs.
* Dry cat food storage. No longer do I have tiny crumbs from the cardboard box fall out on the tiles or in the laundry cupboard. The little opening in the lid makes it easy to reach in with a scoop to get the exact amount Princess needs to eat. Portion control at it's best.
* Plastic bag storage. I have two cereal containers under my kitchen sink for plastic bag storage. One holds recycled bread bags that are really clean and suitable for food storage. I use them many times over to store my home baked bread in the freezer. When they start to look a little ratty, I store them in the other container to be used as bin liners. I can squash a lot of bread bags in those containers and the lid helps to keep them tidy.
* Storage for kitty litter scoop bags. I also reuse bread bags to scoop up kitty litter messes. Having a container in the laundry cupboard makes it easy for quick clean ups..
|Under my kitchen sink|
|Laundry cupboard storage|
|My new peg ' bucket '.|