Don't waste anything! Check out this everyday shortcut and learn the 8 things you should never throw away when you order take out!
Do you love the convenience of take out? Sometimes life gets busy, and so grabbing a meal on the go is the best way to go. When you get take 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 Things You Should Never Throw Away When You Order Takeout and some great ideas for putting them to good use!
Never Throw Away
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 or glove box 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 homemade moon dough to encourage fine motor skills, or even just save them for picnics and parties.
Some take-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? Take 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? Now you know the things you should never throw away when you order take out and how to use them. It's everyday shortcuts like this that will save you time and money in the long run.
I am Amanda. Mom to 3 wonderful kids & lots of furbabies. Plus wife to my hubby, David, for 20 years (gosh that makes me sound old). In our house we love to get outside, have family fun, and enjoy all Florida has to offer (Hey, Universal!) We do all of that with a few shortcuts.