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Organize Your Leftovers with Mighty Nest {GIVEAWAY}

October 31st, 2012 · 13 Comments · What to Buy

As we’ve been working our way through Organizing in October, one area I have not tackled is the ubiquitous "plastics cupboard." It seems everyone has one, and they’re usually infamous for being a tumbling pile of mismatched lids and containers,  hopeless in organization.

My excuse for not tackling the plastics cupboard is named John:

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He’s very cute, but don’t let him fool you. He’s also very destructive.

Just as any proper one-year-old should, John takes great joy in emptying the one spot I give him free reign in the kitchen: the plastics pile. "Organizing" would be about as helpful as "underwater basket weaving" at this point.

There’s actually another reason to downplay the plastics cupboard, and that’s quite simply that I don’t want to rely on it very often – I’d rather see all of us focusing on keeping the glass cupboard orderly and functional.

We use round glass storage containers or glass jars for almost all our leftover storage. Here’s why:

  • Non-reactive: We don’t even have to think about BPA or other as-of-yet-unknown junk leaching into our food.
  • Durable: I don’t like having tor replace the plastics so often when they break and crack.
  • Easy to wash: Glass goes through the dishwasher so much nicer and doesn’t have the lips to catch water.

We have a stack of one-cup glass rounds for lunchtime yogurt packing, tons of two-cuppers for single-serve leftovers – my husband takes one of that size for lunch nearly every day – and a handful of four and seven-cup sizes for family-size leftovers and things like pumpkin puree that’s waiting to be made into something delicious (pumpkin muffins, anyone?)

Today Mighty Nest is offering one lucky winner this set from Anchor Hocking:

glass food storage and glass baking dishes

The Anchor Hocking Round TrueSeal 4-piece set ($29.95 value) contains a 1-cup, 2-cup, 4-cup and 7-cup size, and get a load of those lids! What an improvement over Anchor’s previous style, which are opaque and very tough for little hands to pry off.

I don’t think my son will have to ask the lunch ladies to open his yogurt at school with this new lid, which is great, and the TrueSeal lid means I won’t be cleaning spilled yogurt out of all the nooks and crannies of the lunchbox, either – even better.

Want to win your own set?

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Giveaways at Kitchen Stewardship are run via Rafflecopter widget, which means comments on this post do not count (and will be deleted). In the long run, this is quicker for you if you go for extra entries.

There are 8 possible entries! Here’s what you can do to win:

  1. *Mandatory entry: Choose your favorite product off the Mighty Nest site, provide the link to it, and a brief sentence explaining why it’s your favorite. (in the form)

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  6. Email 5 friends about this giveaway along with the link to it. (Email subscribers can forward their message.)

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  8. Tweet this:
    Tired of that outdated plastic food storage? Even kids can open these glass containers from @MightyNest & @kitchenstew [URL here]

Remember, comments here DO NOT COUNT. You must use the survey form.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I will use Rafflecopter, powered by random.org, to choose the winner, who will be announced on the blog and will receive an email.  The giveaway is open to continental U.S. residents only.  Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, November 4th and I’ll post the winners the following week.

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Disclosure:  I received products for my review at no charge…although they didn’t exactly make it to the house yet. Oops. I’ll be sure to let you know if there are any problems or if we love them as much as I expect! Giveaways are paid advertising. See my full advertising disclosure here.

Official rules and small print stuff: 1) No purchase necessary to win 2) must be 13 or older to enter and have a mailing address within the sponsor’s boundaries (see above) 3) only one survey entry per person 4) odds of winning depend on number of entries 5) employees of Kitchen Stewardship, LLC or sponsoring company not eligible for participation 6) contest sponsored by Mighty Nest in CA 7) prizes must be accepted as is and are not redeemable for cash 8 ) Kitchen Stewardship, LLC and sponsoring company are not liable for any injury or damage to persons and/or things as a result of the acceptance of the prize offered. 9) This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.


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13 Comments so far ↓

  • Michelle Stone

    Favorite product?! I don’t think I can pick just one. I’d have to say that the Lys square glass storage set looks like something I’d really like. Right now though, I’m focused on finding natural baby feeding items and was thrilled to see so many choices here. I would love to get some of those bamboo bowls or stainless steel or glass sippy cups.

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  • Jamie English

    I hope I am still counted. :) I put the link in the form but it took it before I left a sentence. I seriously need to do more revamping to my kitchen and use more glass containers. I have some but I seem to run short (when I have a few leftovers in the fridge). This site seems to be reasonably priced as well…. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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    Katie Kimball @ Kitchen Stewardship Reply:

    Jamie,
    You’ll be fine! I’m a stickler for following directions, but not quite THAT strict. ;) Katie

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    Sarah L Reply:

    I had the same problem as Jamie. I chose the stainless steel with leak-proof lids because they seem like they would be great for kid’s lunches. Thanks for a great give-away!

    Sarah

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    Jen Mc Reply:

    me too ;-) I picked the bamboo cutting boards cause I REALLY want to replace mine and those look great!

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  • Michelle

    I do not like not having lids that don’t match the bottoms of my plastic containers. So every month or so I pull out all the lids and bottoms and sort them and throw any away that don’t match or are broken.

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  • Nana Phyllis

    I love the snack/sandwich bags, they’re so cute.

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  • Patti Johnson

    What a great giveaway! And thanks for bringing me information about Mighty Nest! They have awesome products! I’ve got them bookmarked for future use! I’m always looking for help with glass storage containers. Got a ton of glass jars that I save and reuse, too!

    Big fan! Keep up the great work!

    Blessings to you and your family!

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  • Grace S.

    Recently found your site and thought KS stood for the state I live in. :-) Would love to win this giveaway on my start to using less plastic. (Trying to convince my husband is the hardest part.)

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    Katie Kimball @ Kitchen Stewardship Reply:

    Grace,
    I have a great post about husbands in my drafts folder…don’t know when I’ll post it, but you’ll love it! (I did one a while back, too – http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2010/01/29/how-to-feed-a-husband-real-food/ )

    Welcome! :) Katie (in MI…*grin*)

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  • Michelle

    I picked the square glass food storage bowls (=
    Thanks for this giveaway!

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  • Sarah Ray

    I really like anchor hocking products. The factory is only about half an hour away from where I live, so I feel like I’m shopping local when I buy them.

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