Wednesday, July 26, 2006

You can believe it or not, but this is my first Works-for-me-Wednesday. The truth is I have no original good ideas. I am a copycat. However, I did manage to find a little tidbit you all might be interested in.
I save yogurt cups.

Earth-shattering, I know.

But when my Superkids want to paint I put their paint in the yogurt cups. When they are through, I toss the cup. I don't have to wash anything. I don't have to despair over the pennies I wasted by throwing away a disposable cup I actually paid for. And they are the perfect size for a dab of paint for my little Picassos.

Admit it. Now you think I'm pretty smart.

Now smile and repeat after me, "Ah-ha! Yes! Supermom is a genius!"

So, it's not life-changing. I won't make a million marketing my idea to the masses. But, hey. It works for me.


The Roaming Southerner said...

That is great. My sister in law will rinse hers out and put dry snacks in them for her toddlers to portion control the snacking. Great post. If you ever want to post the things that don't work for you, please stop by my blog for "more-or-less-moot Mondays." Its my take on Shannon's blog, since I never have anything that works for me.

amerimeximadre said...

good idea, I also reuse yogurt containers. I mix up a batch of jello and pour it into the containers and then use them in my kids' lunches. Waaay cheaper than the store bought portioned jello!

Mary Ann said...

Yogurt cups are so great for this sort of thing!

Amy said...

I use the larger size yogurt containers for freezing food. One full container is the perfect amount of soup or spaghetti sauce for a family meal (for now at least, lol). My grandmother calls them "Ukrainian tupperware", perhaps because they're so colourful?

Michelle- This One's For The Girls said...

That is a good idea. Why didn't I think of that??


shannon @ rocks in my dryer said...

That's the idea!

joyfuljourney said...

Great idea! I reuse yogurt cups as well. They make great travel snack cups with lids. If they get lost or left behind, no big deal!

You are SUPERMOM! You never cease to amaze me!

This was also my first WFMW. I, too am a copycat, but at our house we call it RESOURCEFUL!

janet said...

i save these too only we use ours outside for bug collecting and worm watching etc. i suppose boys are different from girls. J

Diana said...

what a great idea! I may have to use this when my boy gets older...I will totally give you full credit!

Mrs. U said...

I LOVE this idea!! Truly, I would have never thought about saving them. Perfect for painting!! LOVE IT!!

Mrs. U