Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
Whaddaya Think? (Plus a Bonus Household Hint...No Extra Charge!)
Should I expand my collection of vintage Tupperware Millionaire canisters (like this set), or should I just start over again and buy Rubbermaid or something? On the one hand, ~$37 seems a lot for four canisters, and I'd probably still need to hunt for a couple more of the largest ones, but starting over again would be pricey, too. And I do rather like my ancient Tupperware.
On another note, here's a helpful hint for the domestically lazy efficient: Go to a dollar store or thrift store and buy a bunch of cheap measuring cups. Keep two cups in each canister of dry ingredients. At the thrift store, also go through the knives and pick out several that have particularly flat backs. Keep one of these in each canister, too. This makes measuring more convenient and saves on dishes. For instance, in each of my flour canisters I keep a one-cup measure, a half- or third-cup measure, and a knife. I scoop with the smaller cup into the larger cup, tap and scrape with the knife, and just toss the utensils back in the canister with the flour where I will conveniently find them next time. Of course there are times when I don't have the right size cup in the canister, but usually I can use what's in there.
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 12:33 AM
On August 4, 2007 9:12 AMAngiewrote... Great household hint idea! Sorry--don't have an opinion on the Tupperware. Just go with your heart. ;-)
On August 4, 2007 5:18 PMTom Jacksonwrote... While you're at the dollar store getting measuring cups, see if they have any canisters for $1. You could get some cheap canisters for stuff you don't use often, and use the good canisters for the frequently-used stuff.
The other benefit of Tupperware is that since they're sort of collectable, I have a shot of finding more of that 50-year-old style in future, whereas Rubbermaid or dollar store products I might not be able to match next year.
And Bill, I wish they were orange, as that is my color of choice for my kitchen, but they are sort of semi-translucent white.