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Thread: KFC sides containers

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    KFC sides containers

    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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    sounds like you have everything under control Great ideal
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    Thanks for the tip, will ck it out next time I go to KFC, love that place
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    What do they look like?

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    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!

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    I also save all kinds of containers. The little round ones grape tomatoes come in I use for a thread catcher, the ones powdered drinks come it I use to carry my rotary cutter to class and another one for all the small things, like small clippers, seam ripper, extra bobbin and thread.
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    I love this thread!! I can't wait to see what others are using containers for.
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    They are the perfect size for a sloppy joe sandwich. I make up a batch of it (Not So Sloppy Joes is my favorite!), and fill up the KFC containers (once cooled down), then freeze them. Anytime I want a sloppy joe, I just take one out, defrost it in the container at 50%, heat until desired temperature, and plop it on top of a bun, perfect fit.....YUM!
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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!
    Me too, my DH is ready to disown me for sure. My hangup is plastic see thru ones. Like cupcakes and cookies come in. The chocl chip bags with clear ones. I keep them for making soap one day, lol. They are so cute and shaped so diff. and to make rolls and cut them off, so perfect.....
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    I do the same thing I save even the big round containers that Oat's come in to store things in , my DH says {don;t you think you have enough junk around here without adding more ..lol} He's probable right but I always figure whats one more going to hurt..
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    My DD says that if I didn't live with her I would be a hoarder for sure as I save plastic veggie and berry containers, pill bottles, Classico spaghetti sauce jars, and cardboard boxes. Use the plastic containers for scraps, pill bottles for used needles and beads, classico jars for buttons and the cardboard boxes to ship quilts in. Just can't stand to throw away anything that I can re-purpose and use....
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    I do, your right great for pins.

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    I have a stack of them and brought home 3 of them again last night. Love seeing the ideas others are using. Especially like the sloppy joe idea.

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    I use them for my basting pins. Also just made freezer pickles and put them into the KFC containers with the red lids.

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    Well anyone who needs help with clutter I will send Samantha (my brothers stepdaughter ) who is living with us. She throws out every thing I try and save unless I get it upstairs right away. Her thing is buy,buy,buy. I would rather spend my money on fabric.

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    Yeppers I save em too and DH just laughs at me !LOL OH well when he needs a small container for something I will remind him of the KFC containers !LOL
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    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.

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    my KFC sides containers have a measured serving of blueberries in each one..in the freezer....perfect for oatmeal each morning.......knew i had saved them for a reason, and when the blueberries were on sale, i found the reason.

    they stack and do not shift.....ideal for single servings in the fridge also

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.I.Late View Post
    What do they look like?
    Depends on what you ordered. Plain side dishes like coleslaw or potato's come in clear white containers with a red lid. Side salads come in a larger container, black with a clear lid.

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    You guys are lucky you don't live by a Container Store. I have one within minutes and I keep going back and spending hours trying to figure out how to squeeze more stuff into my space.
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    Love them and save every one I get. Great fo sewing stuff.
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    The wet mop pad containers are great for storing strips or squares - when not in use snap on the clear lid. And they are stackable too.
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    I knew I was saving the powdered drink containers for something, not the round ones, but the tall ones from Aldi's that the single servings come in. Now I can put my cutter, ripper, et. to take along on trips.
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    I love the KFC containers but, not big enough for leftovers, I cook for an Army . I like to make big pots of stuff, need lunches and suppers. Two of us all the time to feed and sometimes our Granddaughter eats too. She has different taste from us and closely watches her weight, she has used them.
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    My KFC still uses Styrofoam containers!!

    My local Deli however uses some really nice re-closable containers for their salads ... 1/2 lb, 1 lb, and 2 lb sizes! The lids close nice and tight.
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