What to do with the plastic folger's coffee "cans?"
The new folgers coffee is coming in plastic resealable containers now instead of regular metal cans. There's an indent for a "handle" of sorts, so I'm just wondering what y'all do with them?
The lids snap on pretty tight and I've put them through the dishwasher with no problem so I'm thinking food storage possibilities but the plastic seems to have absorbed the coffee scent so I don't know about that.
I'd be interested to hear some suggestions. Mine are piling up. I use some for outside water containers for the dogs and cats, others are used to scoop out minerals for the goats. I store my used needles in them from goat shots until I can take them to the hospital to be disposed of....let's see...
I store those plastic walmart bags in another and use the bags when I scoop out the cats litter box. That's about all I have. Anyone else??
"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back..." Maya Angelou
yep I've got a couple also and am not sure what to do with them along with the one gallon cat litter containers I recycle every week and those little cappacinno cans with the plastic lids. I hate giving this stuff to the city to recycle but can't come up with anything to do with them.
During the summer, I dehydrate garden odds 'n' ends (buggy tomatoes, green beans a little too old, odd cucumbers, etc). I find the Folgers cans to be excellent storage for those things, which I use for chicken food when rehydrated. I've used them as cannisters for all kinds of things, foods (when washed out and aired very well), craft supplies, etc. You can easily label the outside with a magic marker or a self-adhesive label. They're stackable, too, so don't take up tons of space. Hope these ideas help.
When I was painting the front porch, I needed green paint, white flat, and white semi all at the same time to do touch up. I used hooks to hang the gallons off the ladder but hauling up 3 gallons of paint (even two) was too much.
DH put a wire coat hanger hoop through each of 3 of the Folger's cans and I was able to hang hooks on the wire hangers. Because they seal so tightly, the paint is still good in there even months later!
"Never stop questioning - curiosity has its own reason for existence." Albert Einstein
"The way to wealth depends on just two words, industry and frugality." Benjamin Franklin
............I use several during the summer to store anything sweet so the sugar ants can't gnaw a hole thru and eat up whatever's inside . Those little buggers can cut right thru a plastic sack . fordy...
You know how you never have enough measuring cups - the one you need is always dirty? I poured in 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 cup, 1cup, 2 cup, etc on one of the coffee cans and marked the outside with a sharpie marker.
I have one small Folgers can in the dog food bin, marked with the correct feed measurements for the dogs.