Happy Earth Day!
Once upon a time, I went through a ton of little baggies! Not anymore! I think I’ve had the same box of small plastic storage bags in my kitchen for at least a year. I’ve developed a sizable collection of reusable containers and use them daily for packing trash-less school lunches, carrying my own on-the-go meals and more!
Plus, the containers help me keep my leftovers organized in the fridge. This way they don’t get lost and therefore tossed!
I recently hit Macy’s to check out the reusable container options there. If you’re just starting a collection of reusable containers, a storage set can be a great way to go! You’ll get a variety of shapes and sizes. It’s also often more economical to buy many containers at once.
The Sistema containers, by Martha Stewart, seen below as a 16-piece set, are BPA free and come with easy to use locking clips. I don’t know about you, but I get frustrated when the lids that are supposed to partner with certain containers require any effort to lock into place.
The Sistema containers can go in the refrigerator, microwave, freezer and dishwasher. You’ll find a wide selection of options, including this 3-piece Lunch on the Go set.
Here’s a look at some of the other container options I spotted in store. The Salad to Go set even comes with a container to hold your dressing, a mini fork and knife. I have this one and use it often!
GURU TIP: When dining out, if you usually pack up some leftovers to take home, consider keeping a reusable container in your purse so you can skip the Styrofoam box.
I have two more fun eco-friendly finds to show you from Macy’s. Go orange and green with these Orioles tumblers by Tervis. The lids and straws are sold separately. I love that that the straws come in packs. That way, if you lose one, you have another at the ready.
For Keurig users, have you heard of My K-Cup? Keurig offers an eco-friendly and convenient reusable coffee filter. Fill the filter with your favorite coffee and use it again and again!
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