Wednesday, April 03, 2013
I Never throw away a Rubber band!
This post comes under the heading of helpful tips I've been wanting to share.
I, truly, never throw away a rubber band!
I use them to keep lids in place on items, especially glass ones, when I put them away for storage. I also use them to secure lids for transport, such as in this triple slowcooker that I intended to use for Easter.
It works best if you loop one over EACH handle & then around the top knob. That way, it is balanced & still secure, even if one breaks.
I also use them to keep my tongs closed when in the drawer.
I don't have the new fangled kind, with the push-handle closure that keeps them shut.
This works just fine & they aren't all tangled
up with other utensils in the drawer.
The heavy duty rubber bands from lobster claws work great for this...they are very sturdy & don't break easily. Just be sure to wash them well!
Of course, I also use rubber bands to keep boxes of Equal & Spenda closed till I need them. Also the Cream of Wheat box, with that stupid cardboard pour spout? The cereal sticks to tape if you try to use that to keep it closed. A rubber band works great, especially if it gets knocked around in the cupboard. I'm ALL about prevention of messes!
Now, aren't you curious as to WHY I have this Cool Whip container sitting upside down????
Ta-Da!!! This was how my brilliant ( & older ~snicker) sister suggested we transport our piece of cake back home, in the car! You use the lid of the container as the plate & put the top of the clean, empty carton OVER the lid, snapping it closed.
Sure beats losing all that yummy icing to plastic wrap or trying to stick toothpicks in so it won't touch!!
Sorry for the dark photos...I made it to 10 pm before it was calling my name & I wanted to dig into it, but I knew I had to share this with you before I did. It was DELICIOUS!
Wish I could share a piece with you.
Thanks for popping by The Gazebo House.
I'm linking this to Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish meme &
Yvonne's Tutorials, Tips & Tidbits
The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sundays
Posted by Rettabug at 4/03/2013 05:41:00 PM