The plastic containers meant for pet food were too small for my use, and they are over priced. I bought a large (one that holds 35 -50 lbs. dog food) plastic tub with a snap on cover years ago, and this has worked for me quite well.
There were two small air holes in the handle, and I plugged those up with glue; therefore, the food stays fresh. I keep a plastic 2 cup measure in with the food and measure everyone's food as it goes into the bowls. I found that if I measure the food, I use less and the dogs get the right amount of food. This works great if one dog is on a diet or ill, and I need to keep track of what they eat. My dogs were taught to only eat out of their own bowls.
I notice that today's plastic tubs are so much nicer, come in more sizes, colors, and are see through. No matter what size pet, I am sure that they make the right size tub for your pet's needs.
By xintexas from San Antonio, TX
I use the plastic tubs that cat litter comes in. They have a good snap on lid and they are stack-able.
Another thing, if I happen to buy too many bags like I did this month! Last week I had bought an extra bag because I thought I was running low. This week I did the same thing! So now I have 2 extra bags besides what's in the bin!
I did the same thing with the cat food, except I only have one extra bag of his) I keep the extra bags in the chest freezer. Luckily I have small dogs, so the bags I buy are only 8 pounds. But I just stick them in the bottom of the chest freezer, and they stay fresh till the one I'm using is gone.
I use the large plastic Pretzel containers to store my dry cat food. The screw top keeps bugs out and once, happily, kept the bugs in. I returned that bunch to the pet store, thankfully the bugs did not invade my kitchen. Best of all the pretzel containers are being recycled.
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