Last week when looking for yogurt for Spencer’s lunches, I discovered AE-brand and Yoplait yogurt both on sale 10/$5. This is the highest price I will pay, so I stocked up on as many as Spencer will use until the expiration date. I picked the AE yogurt mostly because of their containers. And, like a trooper, Spenc’s been saving them all for me. (Love him!)
I’m not a hoarder, I promise. I have several potential uses for these.
- Spencer can re-use the perfect size 6-oz containers for other less expensive side dishes until yogurt goes on sale again. I can’t guarantee the safety of putting these things in the microwave, so cold dishes only.
- He can use up the free applesauce that my parents canned.
- He can make up some instant pudding for cheap. I purchased two boxes for $.95 which make four servings each, at $.12 per serving, plus the cost of milk. At this time pudding snack packs were on ‘sale’ for $.99 cents for four servings, or $.25 per serving. The boxes of pudding are mostly recyclable, unlike their plastic counterparts.
- We could fill the containers with pudding or juice, jam a popsicle stick in the lid, and freeze for a frozen treat.
- I could start making babies from my ivy plant to give for May-Day or hostess gifts.
- I could plant a mini herb-garden.
- I could sort buttons or notions
- I could attempt to start tomatoes from seed this year, which I hear is difficult. Their success rate goes down further when there is no garden to transfer them to. Darn apartment living.
- I could pre-portion my morning oatmeal concoction to save me like, 30 seconds in the morning. (Just add milk!)
- I could use them for whatever else I would use containers about this size for, because buying new ones would be anti-Compact, and stupid because I have these available anyway.
10 potential uses for these silly little containers. See Spenc? I’m not that weird afterall.
Although I do get a little excited for all of the cute little containers stacked neatly in my cupboard with the bright little lids. That’s a little weird, I think.