Sanna's Bag

“I never seem to have what I need when I need it. I’m going to make a belt-bag that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside, and just carry everything with me.”

Monday, December 29, 2008

Are you like me?

Do you sometimes succumb to the temptation to buy that convenient "box-o-greens" rather than creating your own salad from scratch? (I want more than one kind of greens in my salad, and I can't eat up two heads of anything except butter lettuce before it starts to go limp and brown-edged on me. So I tell myself that buying a box of lettuce is better than throwing out half a head of romaine a week.) And having finished the vitamin rich verdure within, have you, too gazed at that crystal clear box and said, "I oughtta be able to do something with this."

Yarn storage! For those itsy bitsy odds and sodds and 15yards of the end of the ball that you just can't bear to throw out, any more than you can bear to throw away those perfectly good clear plastic boxes. (Or the cottage cheese containers, but that's another issue all together.) These boxes stack, make all your yarns visible, and are not only free, but give you that marvelous glow of righteousness because you are - recycling. Run out and buy boxes of salad. It's a good thing!

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  • At 7:53 PM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    Nice tips, Roxie--anything that can help me store yarn is a good thing, as is eating greens!

    And I'll DEFINITELY have to check out that link!

  • At 9:10 PM , Blogger Tiggywinkle Knits said...

    LOL! ToolMan and I buy the same greens at Costco for the same reason! We want mixed salad but wind up throwing away 1/2 heads of everything. AND I use the boxes for storage, too. Yarn, buttons, ribbons, all sorts of craft stuff; I have 'em piled high on the shelf in the guest room closet.

  • At 3:16 AM , Anonymous Dave Daniels said...

    hey! I was watching a show this past weekend, and the person was an economic something or other. Anyway, she said that be economical, it's cheaper to use the salad bar to get a small amount of salad than to buy full heads sometimes. I did as you have, and bought the small packaged lettuce for two meals, and it was FAR cheaper than the head o' lettuce. And no waste.

  • At 5:09 AM , Blogger Donna Lee said...

    Clever idea. I hate to throw away vegetables. It was good when we had a rabbit. He ate lots of fresh greens and I felt righteous not throwing any away. He's been gone for a long while and I don't buy greens as often because of the waste factor. And I couldn't bring myself to buy the boxed lettuce because of the packaging. (Excess packaging keeps me from buying lots of things). But, if I could justify it by reusing the packages.....that would work.

  • At 6:11 AM , Blogger Pat K said...

    Well, heck, we buy those mixes in the boxes sometimes too. I never thought about using the empties for storage of the yarn bits. I did learn one trick, though, from my mom. Save the disposable containers like that and pack up dinner leftovers for the kids in them. That way they don't have to think about returning a regular bowl or storage container. Just toss in the trash when finished. Saves me from wondering when my good dishes will return...

  • At 9:21 AM , Blogger Galad said...

    I buy the packaged salads for the same reason. Good idea on reusing the package. My mother was a great saver of butter tubs, cottage cheese containers and glass jars. She used them all the time for storage. You just have to watch the accumulation on butter tubs or they can take over the house :-)

  • At 4:58 PM , Blogger KnitTech said...

    Brilliant!! I'll start saving mine for that exact reason.

  • At 8:52 PM , Blogger Warrior Knitter said...

    Very clever, my dear.


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