Remembering The Right Lid for a Container

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A container with a blue lid that is marked with a "B".I love getting a "free" food container when I buy certain lunch meats. They are clear and easy to fit, as they are rectangular. I recently got rid of all my round food containers, as I like how square and rectangle fit in the fridge and pantry. And I have the bottoms of all mine in one basket, with the lids in another.


But, two of them are so close to the same, but with one small difference. I am always grabbing the wrong lid. So today, I marked the bottom with an indelible marker "B" to indicate the lid color. Now I can toss the yellow back into the basket it came from. Now when I grab the bottom, I will know it's the blue lid that goes with it. This really will help. I hope it's an idea for you, too.

NOTE: I know the ink will eventually fade, but it's easy to reapply. Or you could do it with fingernail polish. N-JOY!

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November 17, 20210 found this helpful

I do this with a Sharpie or a Marks-a-Lot. Seems like these containers all have different shaped lids. I wish the companies would make them interchangeable.


I use a light-blue or green one for sliced lemons, that's easy to spot in the fridge. I like these containers for taking food to other places, because I don't really care if I get them back or not, unlike expensive Tupperware or other kinds.

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