Frugal Mom: Fall in Love with Containers
I’m a pretty frugal kind of gal. I try to buy things on sale when I can. Try to use coupons. Don’t buy anything that isn’t practical. Basically … no impulse buying for me. My hubs loves the fact that I’m frugal because he’s pretty frugal himself. So, we’re compatible in this way. No financial conflicts in this household. One of the things I really love are containers for two reasons – inexpensive and practical.
The greatest thing about containers is versatility. Use them in any room in the house from kitchen and bathroom organization to closet and bedroom. When I was preparing our house for kids, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on new furniture. The thing is you really need dressers for all the clothing and miscellaneous items you receive or buy for kiddos. I didn’t want to spend a whole lot of money on brand new dressers so I tried to reallocate furniture we had at home. But I also needed a way to store the small stuff like bibs, face towels, pacifiers, medical things and such. So, I decided to buy plastic containers.
- Keep things organized
- Reusable later
Here are some containers I use at home to keep things organized, I purchased from Target and what I use them for.
- Rubbermaid 15-qt. Latching Rev Purple - under the bed storage in the nursery – bed & crib sheets, blankets
- Sterilite Plum 66-qt. Latch Box Set of 6 - storage of clothing – both outgrown and future sizes – I sort everything by size in the containers using clear plastic bags & label the bags with the size
- Sterilite 3 Drawer Cart Blue - in the closet – bibs, hand/face towels, socks, hats, gloves
- Sterilite 3-Drawer White Countertop Storage Container - on top of dressers – pacifiers, ear and nose bulbs, thermometers, nail clippers
- Snapware 2 Layer Blue 10×14 Storage Container - in the car trunk – diapers, diaper wipes, extra outfits for kids
- Circo Storage Organizer – Natural - in the playroom – for what else? Toys!
Love my containers! And you can wash them too because you want to make sure things stay clean so the kids stay healthy.
Do you have containers in your home? We’d love to hear how you use them. Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rita is a weekly guest blogger here at This Lovely Home. You can usually find her blogging at Yippy Momma.
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