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To throw out all my Tupperware!

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Molehillmountain Thu 04-Oct-12 15:03:50

Tupperware is a bit of a grand word for it! We have so many plastic boxes. When I want one I can't find the lid. They fill up loads of space. I am getting rid!!! Except for the little ones for dc packed lunches Freezer bags from here on in.

Tanyaaah Fri 05-Oct-12 20:17:52

Please stop.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 05-Oct-12 20:19:07

Don't throw them away if you have a dc coming up to secondary school age. Food tech is a bastard for needing all sorts of tubs from giant ones for cakes to teeny ones for one tbsp milk hmm this week dd needed 4 Chinese takeaway tubs, one egg sized pot, one little pot for milk and a decent sized tub for the finished product.
When she finishes with food tech I'm going to melt the lot.

Molehillmountain Fri 05-Oct-12 23:20:34

Hinges! Genius! For now all is calm in the molehill household-at least tupperwarewise. I am not naive enough to think this will last beyond the point where any of the tubs actually gets used again. So I will be putting leftovers in foil or clingfilm covered bowls for now. I know it's sad but it gives me a small glow every time I open the cupboard.

Molehillmountain Fri 05-Oct-12 23:21:50

I do know, with absolute certainty, that you are right, samuelwestsmistress sad

doinmummy Sat 06-Oct-12 00:17:21

I have loads of tiny Tupperware pots for when DD needed to take 4 grains of sugar and 0.000000025 grams of flour to school for food tech. Can't bring myself to Chuck em out though .

I buy the plastic Chinese takeaway tubs from macro - around £8 for 100. They are the only size / type (apart from 3 of the xmas biscuit boxes for cakes) we have and so the lids always fit.
When the lids split or tubs get discoloured from slag Bol I just chuck them away. The lids and pots even out in the end.

Lots of stuff - put it in 2 or 3 pots.

Stupid tiny amounts for cooking - I put it in individual cling film bundles and put them in 1 tub. Although bicarb and baking powder does look like wraps of coke or something grin

McHappyPants2012 Sat 06-Oct-12 01:00:24

tip from MN take 2.

1 save for trips for high school residental trips
2 save tubberwear for cookery

smile learning post by post lol

whois Sat 06-Oct-12 09:48:51


I think abou once every three years you can treat yourself to a new tuppaware set with non-warped and matching lids. Bliss. grin

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