We had a bit of a situation in our kitchen cabinet: tons and tons of mismatched food storage containers that, although they were sold as "disposable," we treated as precious family heirlooms to be kept safe within our crowded abode even when they no longer served their original purpose, which was to hold food and keep it covered with a lid that actually fit. I think we've all been here before.
When my son started preschool a few weeks ago, I started having to make him lunches every day, so having a set of functional food storage containers shot way up on my list of priorities because that's just the kind of exciting life I lead. I was all set to go to the grocery store and pick up some new Ziploc or Glad sets, but then I found these:
If you don't have an Ikea nearby, look away, but if you do, shut down your computer and head out to get you some before they go the way of the Läkshmørf. (I made that up.)
The Pruta food storage system is made of BPA-free plastic and comes in a set of seventeen for $4.99. That's as much as you'll spend on just a few containers by the big brands. They're microwave-, dishwasher-, and freezer-safe, and the lids are bright clover green, which is my favorite color for fall, just ask my new Tieks.
My favorite feature is that a lot of the smaller containers fit nicely inside the larger ones, which makes packing lunches easier and cuter than dumping a bunch of random things in plastic baggies. We bought three sets in total, and I'm stealing one of them to store office supplies and craft supplies and bathroom supplies like cotton balls and Q-tips.
Wait...did I just host an online tupperware party?