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    I save plastic containers so I can send home left overs with my daughters and their friends. I used to trust them to bring my plastic ware back, and sometimes it made it back, sometimes it didn't. So now I don't worry about it. They recycle so it is not going into a landfill somewhere.

    I just discovered the KFC small containers and fell in love with them - not sure what all they will be used for yet but they are in the cupboard waiting....

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    OMGosh! I loved my Dad, but we have just spent two years cleaning out all of these types of containers! He saved baby food jars, margarine tubs, anything that would hold anything!! He also would cut cans (the rectangular kind) down and make a wood tote and put about six in to store nuts, bolts, etc. You have NO idea. And when he'd get the building too full to move around in, he'd build another building!! Four buildings full of stuff like this. AUGH!!! So save a few, but get rid of the rest. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coopah View Post
    OMGosh! I loved my Dad, but we have just spent two years cleaning out all of these types of containers! He saved baby food jars, margarine tubs, anything that would hold anything!! He also would cut cans (the rectangular kind) down and make a wood tote and put about six in to store nuts, bolts, etc. You have NO idea. And when he'd get the building too full to move around in, he'd build another building!! Four buildings full of stuff like this. AUGH!!! So save a few, but get rid of the rest. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!!
    Your Dad and my FIL must have been brothers ... we have been doing the same thing at his house, only it wasn't just containers - bags, tools, dishes, scrap metal and wood, the list goes on. It made me go home and throw some my 'savings' away.
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    Yes, I've saved those, too. Another item I save is the little white plastic box the Cesar's dog food comes in. Since it's the only thing my little dog will eat, I've had stacks of them & then I have to just toss them out. They don't have lids though.

    I also love those sturdy plastic black trays that precooked frozen meat from Costco comes in. Kills me to have to finally part with them when they stack up.

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    We use the KFC containers to store cat food. He only gets it for treat so opened can fit perfectly(empty food into it). They also hold used blades, bent pins & needles --the list is endless lol. Thats canned food but dry works too for trips. ! meal in each container.
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    I always save those nice little containers.. what would we do without them? I love the KFC ones.. they are great for all kinds of things.. I use most of mine sending 'a snack for the road' with my sweet grandkids...

    I also save clear plastic ones for gifts.. I roll a few fat quarters into roses and stick a few artificial leaves along side and send them as gifts.. They are very cute for a quilter.
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    I also love the small plastic containers that come from KFC. I love to eat there; love their original chicken!! My husband doesn't like their chicken. He likes Popeye's or Church's chicken. I save the small see-through containers for lots of things when I go get chicken.

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    I use the deserts they make that you just stir in water and microwave a cake or brownie. The little black plastic dishes that come with them are awesome for storing stuff and come in 2 sizes. Also the plastic meat containers like from walmart's fresh meat section of course after being sanitized are awesome!

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    I wish you could post a picture of these containers.....I need to see if I need to start eating at KFC! LOL


    Quote Originally Posted by Roberta View Post
    Anyone else saving those cute little plastic containers that side dishes come in at KFC? I've found them very useful to small items like pins, buttons, etc. and it saves space in a landfill someplace. DH is using them for his nails, tacks, etc.

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    I have buttons in the large popcorn container.
    Yogurt containers with lids are used next to the stove to put grease in (no grease down the drain) when full toss into trash.
    Pill bottles have small beads sorted by color if they didn't have a container when purchased.
    Classico jars I use for my homemade apple butter and jams and jellies. They take the rings and lids that are used for canning. Some of the Bertolli jars, too. If you can, check it out. My kids save them for me.
    The containers that have fried or roasted chicken from the grocery deli I saved. Annoyed DH until he needed to pack his Christmas cookies for the kids. (He likes to cook and bake. Our adult kids love his cookies.) Some have handles which are great for carrying hand sewing projects in. Also good for putting together all the items needed for small quilting projects.

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    Those crystal light containers are perfect for a small pair of scissors, thread and yoyo's. I have one packed so anytime I am going somewhere I can throw it in and work will waiting. Dr or DDS.

    My new one is the clear container those Tide Pods come in....perfect for scraps by color for string quilts and they are pretty when filled up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo View Post
    I save the large Crystal Light containers - they're tall and round.
    I use them for different things: rotary cutter holder for travel, storing buttons and stuff like that.
    Yes, I love those crystal light containers. If I need a bunch I take the little packages out and store them in ziplocs. My DH thinks that is funny.

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    Don't eat at KFC so I don't have any of their containers. I do save Classico spaghetti sauce jars. First thing I do is soak off the label and put jar into dishwasher, after cleaning the cap I pour a little bleach into it and let it set about 15 minutes, rinse it thoroughly and put it into dishwasher. I use these jars to hold small amounts of macaroni, sugar, flour, home made salad dressing, etc. I also use them to put up come apple butter.

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    I have it bad!!! I tried to get my dog to eat benniful dog food just because I like the plastic container. LOL He won't eat it will only eat little ceasars (not to spoiled) wish they came with covers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LUANNH View Post
    I have it bad!!! I tried to get my dog to eat benniful dog food just because I like the plastic container. LOL He won't eat it will only eat little ceasars (not to spoiled) wish they came with covers.
    I have the same prob. with my dog. She will only eat Little Cesars & only certain flavor of that. I safe those containers til I have such a stack I finally have to toss them out. Then I start another stack since I just cannot let myself toss them out. I have pins in one, candy in another, etc.

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    I, too, am a container hoarder. I save jars, plastic containers, and any kind of thing you can put something in. My daughter says if I weren't restrained, I would be like some of those on TV!!! I doubt that I would ever get that bad, but I do hate to waste anything reusable.
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    I went through my kitchen and thinned out my plastic collection. My kids are now vegan so we eat out when they come over. I don't need dishes for leftovers. I like plastic shoe boxes for my fabric even though I have heard it may not be good.
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    We don't eat at KFC very often but did about a month ago and yes I saved the 2 we have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaC View Post
    Well, I don't eat at KFC, but I save every single cute little container I come across... I think I need a 12-step program! You know what other ones are great - the containers that Land O'Lakes butter/margerine comes in. They are plastic and kind of oblong in shape, so they hold lots of different types of items! I also love the little rectangular plastic baby food containers. And the plastic containers that powdered drink mix comes in (the Great Value ones are rectangular, most others are round). See - I told you I need a program to overcome this addiction!
    so happy that I am not the only one fascinated with containers! I am a land o lakes away from the Hoarders show!
    Celia

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    I have some too and use it for pins! They are great to store the small stuff

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    I'm an Altoid mint tin saver... They are the perfect size for pins and they fit bobbins perfectly! I had tried doing the altered Altoid tins where you paint them and glue fabric or paper on them but I didn't like the way they felt when they were done so I'm back to regular Altoid tins - but I think I'm going to spray paint the tops and bottoms of them and then Sharpie or use a label maker to mark what's in them....

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    A Chinese takeaway comes in lovelylastic boxes which many of use in England use to put stuff in. Especially to classes
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