Okay, I confess!! I have always been somewhat organizationally challenged when it comes to running our home. Somehow the skills I learned in my professional life do not always translate to home life. So whenever I find an item that helps me stay on top of clutter or makes mealtime easier, I’m all over it!
I had the opportunity to try out some new Snapware® products this week and they couldn’t have come at a better time!
We just moved from a large house to a very small house in a new city and we are really struggling to find space for everything.
Trying to keep up with the mail and papers that walk in the door after school was becoming a real challenge since the filing cabinet I normally use is still buried somewhere in the garage. I had been tossing everything in a big bowl on my kitchen table until we figured out what to do with it or until one of us finally got motivated to go dig through the mountain of boxes and unearth the filing cabinet.
As you can see, the big black bowl method did not work very well. And it was ugly. I immediately recognized the Snapware® Snap ‘N Stack™ Home Storage Essentials box as the perfect replacement for the ugly, overflowing black bowl that mocked my lack of home management skills on a daily basis. Suddenly the ugly black bowl became this:
I organized the bills and papers in each section according to urgency and the container fits perfectly into my hall closet, where it can be easily accessed. Whoo-hoo!
I was feeling pretty good about my little organizing project with the clutter, so I decided to see what I could do with the Snapware® 360Serve™ Dinnerware. Turns out I can do a lot!! Snapware® Dinnerware is comprised of a really nice ceramic plate with a snap-on lid lined with a rubber seal to keep in freshness. It’s perfect for lunches at work or for reheating dinner because it can go from refrigerator to microwave without any issues.
It’s been a lifesaver for the men in my house, who are able to heat up their own dinners when I am late getting home. And it’s been great for me to know that I don’t have to hurry or worry about rushing home anymore to feed them (yes…there have been times in the past when they have waited for me to get home so they could eat if it meant actually having to make a meal for themselves).
The only thing I do not absolutely love about Snapware® is that the lids with the rubber seals need to be washed by hand and not put in the dishwasher. Since I am a woman of convenience, I was a little frustrated at the thought of having to actually fill a sink with soapy water and HANDWASH something! I got over the panic quickly though and it literally takes me 2 minutes to wash and dry the lids by hand.
Snapware® has truly become a useful part of my life and I can’t wait to what other products will work for my family in our quest to use our tiny living space more efficiently.
Win a Snapware® Food Kit
- NEW Snapware® 360Serve™ Dinnerware
- Snapware® Snap ‘N Stack™ Home Storage Essentials
- Snapware® Snap ‘N Stack™ Food Storage Sandwich Container
- A $25 Target gift card to purchase afterschool snacks, groceries or household supplies
- A reusable tote bag for everyday items—from groceries to workout gear
- A daily planner to keep you organized while on-the-go
- A copy of Real Simple’s “Dinner Tonight: Done!” to provide you with 189 dinner solutions for hectic weeknights
To enter to the Snapware® Food Kit Giveaway, leave a comment below telling us which Snapware® product you think you would use the most.
This giveaway is a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom Christmas Giveaway 2011. Please follow the link for more information, as well as for a complete list of all giveaways as they post throughout the month of November. Entries for all giveaways will close Saturday, December 3rd at 7pm CST. Winners will be drawn randomly and we will announce the winners Monday, December 5th. We will email winners at the address accompanying the winning comments.
Written by 5 Minutes for Mom contributing reviewer, Geri. You can find me blogging at I Am Boymom.
Disclosure: My family received a Snapware® Food Kit to try and review. My thoughts and opinions are always my own.
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