Asked on Oct 4, 2017

Does anybody have any clue what these can be used for?

Das28657134JeanBilli Young


These containers come from Walmart and inside are six packages of instant tea mix.
I have been wondering what these containers could be used for. My family drinks a lot of tea, and I could have like five of these per week. Please pass along any kind of ideas that you have using these containers!
26 answers
  • Ta
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Are they tall enough to store spaghetti? Then there are all the pasta, etc. Use a label maker to tell you what is in the containers. If they are too small for that maybe the pasta can be pre-measured per meal. Just what comes to my mind.
  • Sandra Allen
    on Oct 4, 2017

    I can't find these on the sites I have tried. But, I can find this size/style on this site and hope it helps. You can sometimes also use them for things in the medicine cabinets, label them for kids or critter snacks, emergency kits in the car. There are tons of ideas.

  • Cyn Smith
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Use them for camping / traveling .... qtips, cotton balls, matches, steel wool pads, etc.
  • Brenda Olson
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Pencil holder
  • Josephine
    on Oct 4, 2017

    • Valerie
      on Oct 6, 2017

      Now THAT'S a good idea! I can finally get rid of the ugly ziplock sandwich bag that holds all those little condiments!
  • Jill
    on Oct 4, 2017

    cereal, rice.
  • S
    on Oct 4, 2017

    i use mine I. A bathroom cabinet to store toothbrushes. Great for colored pencils or markers for the kids.
  • Flipturn
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Donate them to local elementary schools and kindergartens, especially those in less advantaged areas for arts & crafts materials, math and science manipulatives, lego storage, etc.
    If the lids hold securely, they will be put to good use in a school. More often than a person might think, there is just no budget for these kinds of resources, and teachers are paying for them out of their own pockets.
  • BrendaBinky
    on Oct 4, 2017

    I would glue a pretty flower on top of lid and paint it a pretty color also you can add initials on it or love,live,inspired or or glue picture on each one ..stored it with nail polish,cotton balls,or anything u can use on your vanity or bathroom counter or Your Dresser..
  • Ebbjdl
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Use as new garbage cans in the bedrooms, store dog/cat food. Put all winter/ summer shoes in the container. A toy box for the grandkids, if you have them. Try filling with beverages, and add ice for your next BBQ. EJL.
  • Mom20775983
    on Oct 5, 2017

    You can also sell them on different sites if you don't want to donate or use them,
  • Kelly Jean Richards
    on Oct 5, 2017

    I use mine to store small kitchen tools and items in my desk and junk drawer. If the container is opaque I label it make finding small items easily. They also make good mini first aid kit containers
  • Charly
    on Oct 5, 2017

    I use them in the workshop to store screws, nuts and bolts, etc. I glue an example of whatever is in the container to the front of the container so that I know what's in each container. I did the same thing for my craft and sewing room. You glue the example to the front of the container so you can still stack them on top of each other. I have also made emergency first aid kits for the car. I made emergency sewing kits. I made emergency container for matches and lighters. There are so many uses for these little containers. I have given away dozens of them to my sons and grandson when they were organizing their work shops. The possibilities are endless.
  • Linnet Norris Preston
    on Oct 5, 2017

    I put items that the homeless could use in them . Then I donated them to a church that provided items to the homeless. Some things that I put in were... razors, travel shaving cream, small pad and pencil, hard candy, safety pins, baby wipes, DQ coupon for free blizzard, comb, mini deck of cards, tooth brush and travel paste. They are small, but so many items will fit. And they are water tight!
  • Ellis
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Since they're water tight, you could use them for snacks foods, bread sticks, pretzel rods, etc., and should keep those items fresher than the cellophane bag, which never recloses well and always tears. You could also use them as snack containers for picnics, etc.

    Or, you could fill them with water, freeze them, and use them as ice packs in your picnic cooler.
  • AnnMarie
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Set several in to a box. Strap together Containers can be decorated or painted using a non porous paint. Use as utensil caddy or wall caddy. Containers could be glued into shallow box to steady them
  • Ginny
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Don't throw them away. Give them to a charity if you don't want them.
  • Bundy
    on Oct 5, 2017

    I fill with ice tea or lemonade, then freeze. When I make a pitcher I use them AS the ICE so not to dilute the drink. J. Mccoy
  • Judy Morrison
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Try your local library. Maybe used for storyhour craft time.
  • Barbara Woods Baylis
    on Oct 6, 2017

    What are they.

  • Stephanie Vessey
    on Oct 6, 2017

    I have been saving these containers along with Crystal Light containers for years. I decorate them with some washi tape and store makeup items, pens, and various items. I have also made cleaning kits with them. I had one for my electronics and one for stain removal.
  • Helen
    on Oct 6, 2017

    I take them to my church to be used in Children's art work. Also give them to a Christian school for the same purpose.
  • D.
    on Oct 6, 2017

    They could be decoupaged and used as decorative gift containers or for storing items . Maybe a pretty glass knob on the top of the container would add to the beauty of your creation.
    Have fun.
  • Billi Young
    on Oct 7, 2017

    Attach them to a baseb wrap them w jute n have cat scratching post
  • Jean
    on Oct 7, 2017

    I take cloth or pretty paper and cover them, then I use keep magic markers, art supply, cotton balls, etc. I save several of them and have my granddaughters come over just before fathers day or mothers day, etc and make something for their mom/dad. Decorate with paper or cloth as advised that would match what the mother/father would like then put items inside specific to the person.
    Types of candy/food - jerky sticks, peppermint candy, hot tamales candies
    Things they could use in car - package of napkins/tissues, hand sanitizer, little notepad, pen, etc
  • Das28657134
    on Oct 7, 2017

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