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Rubbermaid and the fuzz in the fridge May 6, 2009

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A while ago I tweeted a Fast Five for everyone to take five minutes and throw out anything in their fridge that was green and not supposed to be. It was great, I had so many replies telling me now their fridge was empty and others were afraid to look in the various plastic containers that had put up camp inside the cold box of mystery. I want to see a raise of hands of who has just thrown away the entire plastic container in repulsion just thinking about the experiment brewing with in. You can’t see me, but I’m raising both hands.
Another issue we all frequently have is storage of plastic containers and the battle of the lids? I was helping a client with her container issue and she had so any lids  she kept them in a Rubbermaid bin in the pantry. We sorted through the sea of plastic and were left with 5 containers for her to keep in a cabinet and used the Rubbermaid bin for other storage.
tomatos

tomatos

I’ve had the pleasure of trying out Rubbermaid’s new line of “easy find lids”. The lids stack together and the bottom of the container snaps onto the lid. It all makes a very neat stack. And for those of you who know me, I love neat stacks? The containers themselves are clear and made of hard plastic. Have you ever used a storage product made specifically for fruits and veggies? The “produce saver” did just that, it saved my produce from getting dried out or moldy. It is so much easier to find a quick snack or meal or see which left over has been staying at the Inn too long. When the storage containers are similar shapes and stack neatly in the fridge. A very efficient use of space and storage. Just how I like it. All the containers were medium to small good for small leftovers and food storage. A great way to prevent the growth of unwanted fuzz.

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4 Responses to “Rubbermaid and the fuzz in the fridge”

  1. Sandy Says:

    You store tomatoes in the refrigerator?

  2. Lucia Jones Says:

    No tomatoes in fridge but I did dump a bunch of plastic containers with who knows what in them. Next day Costco for new lock lid types. This is an terrible confession but it’s true!
    I am not sure it came from your five in five but I do recall seeing that tweet and feeling like i should at leat take a peek.
    Ok, I loved this!

    • I was a Fast Five you read. I have strawberries in the bigger container and they have remained very fresh. I think this summer will be great for storing my ripe summer fruit. The Michigan humidity excels all ripening. Especially with kids, not to hard and not to ripe. Thanks for the comments.


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