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    plastic strawberry containers

    The plastic containers that fresh fruit comes in. Do any of you know of a good reason for me to keep them, or should I put them in the recicle container?

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    if it had a top on it use for buttons, needles and the good thing is you can see thur it

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    I start seedlings in them. They're like little greenhouses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    I start seedlings in them. They're like little greenhouses.
    Awesome idea!

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    I remember using the green basket type the Kindergarten class I taught. We put a twig in the bottom one, a fake bird on the twig and laced both pieces together and the kids all had a pet bird.
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    All great ideas thanks

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    The ones I get have slits in the bottom. I doubt dirt would stay in there. I throw them out, I have enough 'stuff'.
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    I use them to store 2 1/2-inch squares. I'm saving them up for a scrappy double or triple irish chain. I eat a box or two strawberries every week. I have more than I need so they go into my recycle bin.
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    I am pi**ed, our recycle no longer accepts #1 plastics, just #2milk jugs ones. That means millions of water bottles too are now going into the land fill.
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    a little piece of newspaper or paper towel takes care of that problem. Mine end up in recycling too, but I like to use them at least one more time before they do. Feels less wasteful somehow. I give a lot of seedlings away, so my neighbors and passersby end up recycling most of them ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    I start seedlings in them. They're like little greenhouses.
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    Fabric scrap storage? Sitting by your machine for seam ripper-sewing notion storage?
    i have one on my ironing board to hold several styles of pressing sheets.

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    I use them to store cut out baby quilts. They will usually hold a a small quilt and sometimes a full quilt. I use the lettuce for queen and king. They stack well on a shoe rack. Also store strips, charm cuts in them. makes it easy and cheap to store like colors together.

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    I would pitch them! I can easily get into a bad habit of keeping used containers because the MIGHT be useful someday. If you ever watch one of those hoarding reality shows, everyone's home is clogged with things they think are valuable and COULD be used for something. Every time I get that urge, I picture a crew shoveling out my home and I get rid of the junk myself!

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    I would recycle. But I have a lot of clear containers. I do keep the clear peanut butter jars. They're great for a lot of different storage. Notions and buttons and also for freezing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    I would recycle. But I have a lot of clear containers. I do keep the clear peanut butter jars. They're great for a lot of different storage. Notions and buttons and also for freezing.
    I also save a few of the larger, clear plastic peanut butter and mayo jars. When I want to send my Navy grandson a goodie package, I put the chocolate covered peanut butter balls (or similar items) in them and he says that works great, and they are lightweight. I seal cookies in Foodsaver bags for mailing and they don't get broken in shipment. I put a Ziploc bag of caramel corn in the bottom of the box. He & his buddies like my pkgs. Never know what I fill in the spaces with.

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    I don't save that type of containers - just the empty sour cream or whipped topping types to be used when family gets together (or a party) to send leftovers home. Then they can reuse or recycle and no worries about good plasticware being returned.

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    recycle them

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    this is a really cool idea

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    Strawberry Container

    I have an a green basket type strawberry container that I keep all my little odds and ends in. Take narrow strips of fabric and basket weave them in and around and up and down the sides. Hot glue to secure. Line the inside of the basket with a coordinating fabric and hot glue to rim. Finish top edge with lace and a silk flower tied with a delicate bow. This is a really good project for a church or school bizarre. Or just to put on your sewing table. Have fun! ~ SugarCookie

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    I save mine cause I like to make chocolate covered strawberries. I make them up and put them in muffin baking cups and then put them in the container. Just a little something to take visiting when we go. DH's brothers family enjoy them and it is something they don't make. Shhhhhhh, though on how easy they are, i just put some white cholclate on top to decorate.They are also good for putting a paper towel in and take cookies. I don't have to worry about the holes in the bottom cause at the family get togethers there is none left. I hate to take a container to worry about so I do this or get a container at the store that the hostess can keep.

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    Thats really sad I try so hard to reuse or recycle.
    Our recycle just started accepting the wax containers, like cottage cheese, milk cartons.

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    we serve meals at a St Vincent De Paul and place baked goods in them for the folks to take out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    I remember using the green basket type the Kindergarten class I taught. We put a twig in the bottom one, a fake bird on the twig and laced both pieces together and the kids all had a pet bird.
    That sounds cute. I would love to see one.
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