I love to reuse and re-purpose items that I already have rather than going out and always buying new ones.
One area that can cost a lot of money is buying storage containers. So although I do purchase them from time to time, I try to see what I have around the house and use that instead.
Enter those nice big clear containers that salad greens come in. We eat at least one container of salad greens a month, so I end up with a few of these around.
When I first saved these, I used them only for packaging food. You know, cookies and brownies to give away. And they work great for that-no need to return a dish!
Then I needed containers for various toys and kid's items. Again, these work great and are see-through and stackable!
I've even used them to organize small items in my pantry and for random items that need organizing such as dog accessories and plant food.
I love reusing something that would otherwise be trashed and making it work for me!
What have you repurposed or recycled lately?
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