Comfreyyyyyyy, I KNEW THERE WAS A REASON I REALLY LIKED YOU.....
I use alot of stuff like that.
We get pudding cups or fruit cups from my families' lunches, and I use those for scoops, and seed
holders and seed
holders to feed the hamsters, and watering seedlings
I save the hard plastic container from Smoked Porkchop containers.. *one's I can put in the dishwasher and they don't melt* and I use those for water trays under my seedlings
in the greenhouse
.. **I also only use the styro's from assorted veggies, like 5 cucumbers on the plate w/saran wrap..I use them for the same as above**
I save my Jam/Jelly jars and clean them up for my husbands' workshop.. he has un~finished walls
in there and takes the cross boards, and nails the lids to the exposed wood pieces' and then fills the jars with assorted nuts and bolts..
When he needs something that's in the jars, he just walks over to that wall, and unscrews the jar from the nailed lid, the lid stays and he can use it one handed...
And one lady on my mom's Meals~on~Wheels route saves here all of the containers they deliver, she washes them all up good and I use them for sorting and storing and all neat things..
I even use the paper boxes my sandwich bags come in, for seperating my seeds
(which I would put out for paper recycling)
*cut the top a bit wider for using the entire base of the box, works nice and it's all uniform.
I save old cd's or one's that come in the mail to sign up for aol or something like that.. and hang them in the garden for light reflectors..
We shop at those large warehouse type stores, and come home with a type of box, that will have saran wrap over it.. like buying chips for lunches in bulk, or some juice boxes for kids lunch.. I save those boxes, with the saran wrapper on it, for take home boxes when friends come here and I share plants
.. works GREAT.. cause if the dirt is muddy or just alot of dirt or moisture.. they can plop the wad of dirt and plants
into the box.. it holds it all, but the saran wrapping is on the outside, so you can even water the plants
if you wanted to for the ride home and won't mess up your car..
I save paper egg cartons for starting plants
I save all cardboard boxes for starting the lasgna method for a new bed.. *and newspaper too*
And I love to save the ketch~up bottles and syrup bottles for the kids squirt bottles...
They're great, wash'em up, and fill a great big tub up with water, and they can have mom at the water tub, filling all the jugs up, while they squirt of them..
I save my clear large juice jugs, like Juicy Juice, and cut the very bottom off, and use the entire top as a greenhouse
like on seeds
that I plant
in the garden.. those work wonderfully!!!