Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tuesday Thriftiness

I have been buying ice cream in smaller containers lately, after all Harvey and I only eat a bit for desserts now and then. After we are done I have been washing the containers out.

They are made entirely of plastic and the lid fits nice and tight. Perfect for storing those leftovers in. I usually use a piece of masking tape and write what the container holds on it, placing the tape on the lid. These also stack very nicely in the freezer taking up much less room than some of my other recycled plastics. I am also not spending money on containers that have the lids break while residing in the freezer!!! I have discovered a few over the years that are destroyed after a few uses.

Still working on clearing out things we no longer use. Wow, how did I collect so much!! I have another 22 items to take to the Salvation Army thrift store. I go at hours the store is closed so I am not tempted to go in and do any shopping. I will post pictures before I take the next group to donate.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


  1. I use ice cream tubs too, but they do crack after a while in the cold of the freezer. At least they were "free" with my ice cream! Good idea to go to the thrift store when they are closed, lol. I haven't been there since before Thanksgiving and I'm hoping to stay away for a while. Even though I get GREAT bargains...I am still spending money!

  2. You didn't say what size they were. I would like to find a smaller one although most aren't half gallons anymore, sometimes the ice cream gets crystals before we finish. I found some reusable labels at our Container store. You just erase and write the new info. They come with their own pen. So no masking tape.
    I am getting rid of some old pots and pans. Today I bought two new heavy duty cookie sheets at Tuesday Morning.
    Mama Bear

  3. Mama Bear, the ice cream containers are about what would be an American quart container.

    I need to keep my eyes open for those labels. They would sure come in handy.

    God bless.