One night as I was emptying the dishwasher, I went to set a reusable plastic container on the drying rack and found . . . .
There was no room! Our collection of plastic storage containers was getting out of hand. Also considering that I take my lunch to work every day and am often heating left-overs in said plastic containers, I began to question the health impact of eating a little bit of plastic with each meal. It might be time to switch to glass . . . better for the environment, better for me.
Off to the interwebs I went. (Is the word interwebs still being used? You guys know that’s a joke word right? )
I finally found this set from Snapware on Amazon.com although when I happened to be browsing through, it was listed for $35.48 (now $52.99, boo). Based on some other online research I had done (Target, Walmart, Container Store, Bed Bath and Beyond), this seemed like a good deal so I bit. I didn’t even think/ask/realize that the lid color might not be as shown in the picture. The lids are pretty bright green . . . but it seems to work in the kitchen —
The Big After —
I recycled a lot of our temporary plasticware but saved some of the big ones for freezer storage as I don’t think I’ll be using the glass for that. I have a drawer I can tuck those other ones into, so for now only the glass storage is sitting out. (And our Shenanigan as Elvis mug — so perfect — we got it on our trip to NYC last year). I think the green lids look more intentional next to the greenery of our Hen and Chick plant. (And it helps that I buffed up the countertops — they are custom concrete tops with recycled glass in them, done by local outfit CK Designs.)
So it’s not a jaw dropping jump up and down while screaming and crying reveal/change. But that little corner of my kitchen counter makes me smile.