Repurpose Plastic Containers!

28 Nov

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Our family is a member of Sam’s Club and we always get the large plastic container of organic baby spinach or spring mix salad.  After we are done with the veggies, we wash out the container and repurpose it to de-clutter and organize things in our house.  They work great to hold small toys like My Little Pet Shop, small dolls and clothes, sets of play food, etc.  The plastic containers are also helpful to organize the individual size snacks we buy rather than leave the granola bars, 100 calorie packs of cookie or chips, etc in the cardboard boxes.  You don’t know what you have left since you can’t see inside the box on your pantry shelf, but with a clear plastic “bin” you see what you still have and know when you need to restock!

We’ve repurposed medium size plastic containers to de-clutter and organize small electric items like night lights, batteries, cords & accessories for cell phones, etc.   

The smaller plastic containers from berries or tomatoes can also be repurposed and are perfect size to de-clutter and organize crayons, colored pencils, markers and other craft type items!

Repurposing = Recycling and these clear plastic containers are great!


3 Responses to “Repurpose Plastic Containers!”

  1. Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy January 3, 2011 at 12:44 PM #

    Great use of those containers. As long as you are using them… keep them. The problem comes when people don’t use them and then they just keep piling up…
    I love that they are so clear!
    Thanks so much for linking up to my Organizing Mission Monday link party! Please be sure to stop back.

  2. Eva January 3, 2011 at 8:07 PM #

    Ha! I love this! I buy organic baby spinach ever week in these types of containers. I’m glad this was mentioned!

  3. Veronica January 4, 2011 at 2:20 AM #

    WOW, thank you for sharing this! I always buy the Spring Mix salad in these containers and never think about using them for storing! Lately I’ve used whipes tubs inside my daughter’s dresser for her socks, belts and underwear. Visiting from Organize with Sandy Link Party

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