8 Carry Out Items You Shouldn’t Throw Away
Do you love the convenience of carry-out? Sometimes life gets busy, and so grabbing a meal on the go is the best way to go. When you get carry out, chances are you get all sorts of paper goods and condiments along with it. While your first instinct might be to toss the unused items away, you should think again. Look below at 8 carry out items you shouldn’t throw away and some great ideas for putting them to good use!
You can always use extra napkins. Hang onto extra napkins so you can keep them in the car for spills, in your purse for sniffles, or hang onto them to place in school lunches. You can even save them for craft project messes. Extra napkins can always be used, so don’t discard them to the recycling bin.
Not only are chopsticks fun to eat with, but you can use them for crafting and other DIY projects. Hang onto unused chopsticks for creating recipes that require skewers or for art projects where sticks or tongs come in handy.
Hang onto these convenient packets for when you go on picnics or travel. They can also come in handy when packing school lunches and save you the hassle of storing these condiments in containers that can break and spill.
Salt and pepper packets.
Like the condiment packets, these are ideal for storing in lunches. You can also take them with you when you travel. These packets are so tiny they will fit in your purse nicely!
Not only are these perfect for kids to use to avoid spills, but straws are ideal for all sorts of craft projects. Use them to blow paint all over the paper, to do cotton ball races, or cut them up to make beads to string.
Keep these extra utensils in the car or your desk at work, so you have them on hand should the need arise. You can also use them in children’s sensory bins or for craft projects. Allow kids to use them along with playdough or rice to encourage fine motor skills, or even just save them for picnics and parties.
Some carry-out orders are packed in durable and high-quality containers. Save these plastic containers and wash them out thoroughly so you can use them again. They are ideal for storing small items in, for crafting, or even for packing up leftovers or lunch items in.
Did your carry-out come in a big brown bag with handles? How about a nice big plastic bag? Carry out bags are large and roomy, so be sure to hang onto that extra bag for use later. They are perfect for lining small trash cans with, for using as a garbage bag in your car, or for placing donation items in for Goodwill.
See how practical and purposeful these carryout supplies can be in everyday life? Consider hanging onto these 8 carry out items and give them new life, even after your dinner is over.