Food and Storage Needs With Rubbermaid®

I am so excited to finally be able to share with you this new product that I have been using and loving, called Rubbermaid® fasten + go.  It is new and will be available at Target starting 12/27.  So far I only have one but I am marking my calendar so that I can buy a few more when they are finally available.  So what is it exactly?  Well there are 3 kits available – an entree kit, a soup kit and a sandwich kit. 

I have seen lunch kits before in the stores, but this one is different!  The Rubbermaid® fasten + go kits features:  

  • A removable carry strap that allows for easy transportation 
  • Smaller containers can be removed for customizable meals
  • Containers can be nested for compact storing
  • Lids snap to the base to allow for secure transportation
  • BPA-free, Microwave and Dishwasher Safe

Food and Storage Needs With Rubbermaid®

So far I have only tried the sandwich kit, which consists of the following:

    • Base perfect for square or rectangular bread
    • 1 side container – 1 cup capacity
    • 2 snack containers – ½  cup capacity each
    • Outer lid
    • Removable strap

 

Food and Storage Needs With Rubbermaid®

This is how the kit is packaged at the store, and it is really easy to open and close.

Food and Storage Needs With Rubbermaid®

Sandwiches

First, I wanted to try it out for it’s intended purpose – sandwiches.  My husband often comes home to have lunch or he takes lunch with him.  Here is a simple and delicious sandwich with turkey, havarti cheese and avocado.

Note:  Avocado tends to oxidize pretty quickly, so I brush a little olive oil on the slices of avocado and that seems to keep the color.  I still haven’t found a method that will completely stop them from loosing their green color, but the olive oil seems to work even better than the lemon juice.

Food and Storage Needs With Rubbermaid®

It ended up being a pretty thick sandwich.

Food and Storage Needs With Rubbermaid®

But it still fit nicely inside the container.

Food and Storage Needs With Rubbermaid®

Healthy Eating

If you are looking to start (or continue) eating healthy, the little containers are a great way to portion your sides or snacks.  Below, I placed a hard-boiled egg inside one small container, almonds in another and celery and hummus in the medium container.

Food and Storage Needs With Rubbermaid®

For my boys I would serve a similar lunch, minus the avocado.  I added a small portion of miniature cookies and some veggies with ranch dip.

Food and Storage Needs With Rubbermaid®

Sewing Kit

Of course the organizer in me took over and I started finding other uses for the fasten + go kit.  Here I set up a little sewing kit.  This is great for those of us that can’t sew very well, but need to hem some pants or add a button here and there.

Food and Storage Needs With Rubbermaid®

Jewelry Kit

A jewelry kit!  I recently went on a cruise and all my necklaces were tangled with the earrings by the time that I unpacked.  When I place them inside the kit, they each have a separate compartment and I love that!

Food and Storage Needs With Rubbermaid®

For now, I will use mine for lunches but as soon as they are released in January I will buy a few extras for organizing items around the house.  The kits are available in 3 colors – smoke grey, seafoam green (mine) and marsala red.  I think I will buy the grey ones for storage and another seafoam green for our lunches.

Food and Storage Needs With Rubbermaid®

Do you make lunches for yourself or your family?  Do you have a tip for keeping avocados green?  Help a girl out.

 

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, Rubbermaid® fasten + go, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #FastenNGo http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

 

 

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Leftover Paint Storage

Leftover Paint Storage

You know that feeling when you are sitting on the couch, relaxing, feet up, and getting a neck massage?  And then the person massaging your neck won’t stop asking if they can also massage your feet?  Well, neither do I.  But let us subtract the massage for a minute and continue with the rest of the visual.  So you are sitting on the couch and you look at the wall and notice that there is a scratch on the wall.  Well you actually didn’t just notice it, you have been looking at it for 8 months and every time you sit down and see it, you tell yourself ” I have to paint that little spot on the wall.  I will bring in the paint can from the garage when I get a chance.”  Sound familiar?

Every home gets nicks here and there from moving furniture, kids playing, and even cleaning.  Which is why you shouldn’t clean.  Did I just write that?  I meant, which is why you should have a different system for leftover paint storage, other than the paint cans in the garage.

Leftover Paint Storage

I have mentioned before that we haven’t painted the interior of our home for almost 10 years.  Recently, I painted the boys bathroom, our master bathroom and the dining room but all the existing paint was in pretty good condition, we just wanted to update the colors.  I was able to push off painting for as long as I did, thanks to this system (and good quality paint, of course).

My tip:  I always store a little bit of the paint from each room, in these small Rubbermaid containers.  Any airtight container will do, so the paint doesn’t dry out.

Leftover Paint Storage

 

I take the leftover paint can and fill up the little tub.  The paint cans will go into the garage when I am done.  I won’t be using the cans unless I need to paint a whole wall.  Who wants to deal with opening up rusted cans of paint just to touch up a small area on a wall?  Not I.

Leftover Paint Storage

I label the container with the name of the paint color and the room it was used in.  When I am done I store them all inside a closet the house.

Leftover Paint Storage

If you have a playroom you know that it is not “if” the wall gets scratched, but “when” the wall gets scratched.  And when they do, have a “paint stash” and little brushes close by to fix the problem.  If it’s a really small nick, I have even used a cotton swab to paint over the area.

Leftover Paint Storage

So grab one of these tubs and fix that little annoying scratch so that you can finally relax on the couch.  It will be one less pain in the neck.  And then you won’t need the massage.

Am I alone here, or do these little things annoy you too?

-Maria

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