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I just cleaned our kitchen table and found that we have 2 cups of butter and some parmesan cheese and crushed red peppers packets. I also have some ketchup in the fridge.
Not only are these little packages useful, but they can be convenient for picnics, packaging your child's lunch, or on the go - in addition to using at home for everyday cooking. Same applies to utensils.
I bought these metal tin containers for 90% at Target since they were a part of the Easter theme. They come in useful for organizing.
At a restaurant supply store, I purchased a gallon of prepared yellow mustard for nearly $3.00. I bought it only for fill-ups for my regular sized squeeze mustard bottle, for everyday use. By doing this, it saved me lots of money, rather than going and purchasing more of the regular sized squeeze mustards at the grocery. The gallon lasted a long time, too!
By Terri from NV
Save all those extra condiments from fast-food meals. (My local McDonald's drive-thru always gives me a handful of ketchup when I ask for ketchup for one, so they really add up.) Then, use them for picnics in the summer. It makes the basket lighter, and there is no chance of hot weather spoiling the condiments!
Save those packs of mayo, mustard, ketchup, relish, lemon juice, honey, etc. Put them in a bowl in the frig. When you need some for your lunch bag there you are. No mess or fuss.