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Monday, January 4, 2010

For the love of all things plastic


I love Tupperware : ) I love plastic containers and all of the lovely bright colours and different sizes. I have a lot of Tupperware- more than any one household could ever possible need and when friends come over they over leave with bits and pieces as I am always trying to get rid of the stuff. In fairness I was previously a demonstrator and stopped somewhat suddenly and so I ended up with lots of extras.

Anyway enough with the Tupperware ramble and onto the point of this post- Containers. Important/necessary in my opinion to stay as organized as possible when it comes to family and food. Some of my favourite containers are the lunch style containers as I use these a lot. They are great for leftovers and for pre-cutting up snacks for lunch boxes in advance. The products I would recommend as essential for lunches would be-

Sandwich keepers- these are the perfect sizes for holding a sandwich or crackers.
Snacks Cups- the market these for little kids but I think they are fantastically versatile for adults as well.
Small microwave containers- Shown in my pregnancy snack posts these are great for storing left over dinners/ smalls snacks etc.

Although expensive buying good quality containers is worth the money as the lifetime guarantee it provides means it will last all through your child's school years. There are lots of cheaper alternatives on the market though that you can buy at the local supermarkets that would make a great start- Nude food movers are a new brand onto the market and are available in Coles and Woolworths. I think companies like this show a shift in the public perception on plastics and using glad wrap etc.

I was thinking about the concept of school lunches the other day and how hard it must be to get up in the morning and have to think about what to pack. My idea of pregnancy snacks could be adapted to school lunches. Pre-packaging food into containers could be done at the start of the week and then packed each day into lunches. It is much easier to decanted in bulk than to have the motivation to do this every day especially in the morning.

So as your kids get ready to go back to school considering a few things to make this year more organized in the morning- buy adequate containers and pre- pack as much of the kids lunches in bulk at the start of the week, it will make the mornings a lot less stressful : )

18 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm going to keep that pic of your T'ware and show it to family and friends that give me a hard time about my Tupperaddiction. LOL I'm not that bad! ;)

I agree, you cannot go past the containers for organising and nothing makes me feel more organised than a neatly stacked and co-ordinated fridge and pantry.
-Alicia

January 4, 2010 at 2:57 PM  
Anonymous SB Lovecraft said...

Your tupperware pictures always make me gush! I too have a little bit of an addiction.

January 4, 2010 at 3:00 PM  
Blogger Jade said...

I am so glad I am not the only one LOL I was a tad ashamed to post this photo but thought I would just do it : )

January 4, 2010 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger MuMmARat said...

I love the nude food movers! I hate using gladwrap at the most I will use ziplock bags that I can rinse out and reuse. I love a rubbish free lunch box. I don't offten buy indiviually packed things for this reason I buy in bulk and put in containers.

Yogurt is really good for this and I stole the idea from another blog to buy it in a big container split between smaller tupperware style containers and then freeze. Especially good for where I we live, it's quite hot. And to premake some sandwhiches in the sandwhich keepers and freeze ahead of time.

As soon as one of the containers is used I wash it and refill it ready for next time... This is mainly because I have more containers than cupboard space and if they are being used I don't feel half as guilty about how much I have!

January 4, 2010 at 3:36 PM  
Blogger melissa said...

Wow!

I would be ashamed to show you my tupperware cupboard!

You might be the perfect person to ask this question... if you freeze leftovers do they go all icey. I have tried all different containers (including tupperware) and all my leftovers get ice crystals on them within a week!!

January 4, 2010 at 5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jade - congrats on your blog, your beautiful home & family, and the pregnancy. Your T/ware cupboard photo has me salivating!!!
How do you store all of your other plastic, lids etc?
Great blog. Youre such an inspiration, and I love jumping on here every day or so and peeking into your super-organised life!!!

January 4, 2010 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger Tash said...

I am sooo envious of your collection,lol.I just love containers.I love the nude food movers too,I try so hard not to buy a new container every time I go shopping.
Love your blog and great tips.

January 4, 2010 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Jade as I opened you blog the words that came out of my mouth were Oh My God. then I was so excited to see your lovely cupboard of tuppeware, I love tupperware too. I will be showing this post to my friend who is equally as obsessed as my self.

I would love to see more photos of how you store your tupperware, this is one area I struggle to keep neat.

January 4, 2010 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger tinkster said...

Another one here, showing my husband and "see I don't have more tupperware than anyone else in the world"

Looks great :)

January 4, 2010 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

I love tupperware, just don't have enough of it yet. Am very jealous of your collection. I came across the nude containers you wrote about the other day in Woolies and grabbed a few. I also love containers as both my boys never stop eating, so always pack lots of snacks to take with us.

Also I went to pick my youngest up from child care this afternoon and he is in the same room as your son! I knew we lived in the same area, but was a huge co incidence that they are in the same room. Mine only goes on Mondays and has just recently moved up to that room a couple months ago.

January 4, 2010 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger Romi Jade said...

I'm a new reader to your blog but I'm very inspired by all of your posts, thanks for sharing! :)

January 4, 2010 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Dont know if it has been answered.

To help reduce the crystals, first let it go cold in the fridge, preferably without the lid.
The put the lid on (or wipe it dry) and freeze.

It is the steam condensation that makes the crystals.

It looks great all in one place. Mine is scattered through four different places.

January 5, 2010 at 5:43 AM  
Blogger Super Organizer said...

Oh how funny Christine : ) Yep that would be Flynn he goes one day a week on a Monday as well!!

January 5, 2010 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Tina :o) said...

I have been reading your blog for a while now and love it! Thankyou for sharing it with all of us.
I too Love Tupperware i am seriously thinking of becoming a demonstrator just so i can get more cheaper and because i have such a passion for the plastic stuff :O) I think because of this passion i would sell it easy?
I love all of your ideas i just wish i was as organised as you. I envy you and such an organised life. Thanks again for sharing it all with us. Especially yor Tupperware ;OP
Cheers Tina

January 5, 2010 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger Suse said...

My collection isn't as expansive as yours yet jade, though like tina was thinking of becoming a demonstrator soon.

January 5, 2010 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Super Organizer said...

Tina and Suse if you love and and want to add to your collection ie- your pantry def become a demonstrator I only did a few parties but then stayed active for about 3 years through placing orders for family and friends the discount is fantastic. And you definitely sell it better when you love it : )

January 5, 2010 at 4:52 PM  
Anonymous Nikki said...

OMG - TTE (Total Tupperware Envy) here!!! Thanks for sharing Jade!

January 5, 2010 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger ....Tammy.... said...

Another one here with TTE like the above commenter!!
I love to use the sandwich containers for the children's lunches and plan on finding some more small containers to put their snacks in for school.
Must check out the Nude link you have posted.
I would love to get back to being a T/ware demostrator like I once was but I dont have the contacts I once had to get me going again.

Thanks for sharing your great ideas and all that!

January 8, 2010 at 6:22 AM  

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