Saturday, October 8, 2011

31 Days To a More Organized Life: Day 8 - Creative Uses for Food Storage Containers (Part 1)

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Yesterday we worked out a system for our junk drawers. Some of us used what we had - including re-used storage containers, jewelry boxes, old checkbook boxes and the like.

Today, we're continuing to "Use what you've got."
Upcycling, recycling, "going-green." Saving a dollar or saving the Earth might be your passion. Maybe the great economic downturn has your head reeling. Whatever the reason, you can do a lot with very little.

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I love those little paint containers that used to be food storage. One of these days I'll get around to blogging our kitchen re-do. We kept various paint colors in containers just like this. Worked great.

We have lots of batteries.Our wii system apparently eats them for dinner.
So, we have lots of batteries to store. Yep, you can buy specialized containers. We just use left-over food containers. Since they are see-through, we know when it's time to watch for sales.

Be creative with your storage.Funky shaped bottles? You might have some funky shaped kid stuff.

Treat yourself to your own little crayon box.Collect all your nail polish colors in one location.(And, if you are like me - see that you own 5 of the same color. Ugh.)

Maybe you used to cross stitch.Still have the thread box?It makes a great wall hook, nuts and bolts container!

Have more nuts and bolts than the average gal?

Clean out a peanut butter jar.(I've done this and it works beautifully.)
What's the strangest thing you've needed to store?What other things are perfect for food storage containers?Tell us in the comments below!
Want to catch up?

Day 31 - Creating Your Dream Kitchen and Life!
Day 30 - Keep It Simple
Day 29 - Organizing Your Closet or Coat Rack
Day 28 - Raking It In
Day 27 - Take the Pill - Clean the Medicine Cabinet
Day 26 - Creative Uses For Storage Containers (Part 2)
Day 25 - Grab and Go!
Day 24 - Use What You've Got
Day 23 - No, Really...Look Over There!
Day 22 - Do you need THIS over THERE! (Part 2)
Day 21 - Do you need THIS over THERE! (Part 1)
Day 20 - Wish and Gift Lists
Day 19 - Grace and Rest
Day 18 - Easy Free Ornament Storage
Day 17 - Pantries and Shelters
Day 16 - Do You Have a Blue Box
Day 15 - A Blast From the Past
Day 14 - What would make it WORK?
Day 13 - Filling the Wasted Space
Day 12 - Spice Things Up
Day 11 - Clean out Your Purse and Wallet
Day 10 - Simple Safety Tips
Day 9 - Sorting the Sock Drawer
Day 8 - Creative Uses for Food Storage Containers
Day 7 - The Dreaded Junk Drawer (Part 2)
Day 6 - The Dreaded Junk Drawer (Part 1)
Day 5 - Day 5 - Cleaning and Organizing Your Cell Phone
Day 4 - Getting a Grip on Storage Containers
Day 3 - "Waxing Poetic"
Day 2 - Grab Those Gift Cards
Day 1 - We Dream

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