Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Organizing Your Kitchen - Part 1

Today, I am beginning a series on organizing your kitchen. I’ll be focusing on 4 specific areas, using Tupperware’s 4 basic systems:

1. FridgeSmart® Containers – A system to keep produce fresh longer
2. Modular Mates® Containers – Virtually air-tight, modular pantry storage
3. Microwave Cookware & Reheatable Containers
4. TupperLiving™ Products – Lifestyle enhancers & sustainable/reusable products to replace toss away items

Why organize your refrigerator?
1. Energy savings – your refrigerator & your freezer both perform more efficiently when full.
2. No UFOs (unidentified food objects, AKA science projects)
3. Less waste – if it’s easily accessed, it’ll get used.
4. Save $$ - did you know that the average family discards approximately $600 of spoiled fruits & vegetables a year?

Still not convinced?

An organized home contributes to a sense of calm & well-being! In the case of the kitchen, where we spend a fair amount of time, it can make meal planning & preparation so much easier!

Tupperware’s FridgeSmart® Containers have an innovative venting system that allows produce to breathe, keeping them fresh longer. Each container has two buttons that can be opened/closed to customize the airflow in the container.

For example:
Low (both vents closed) – Asparagus, carrots, ripe berries
Medium (one vent open) – Beans, cabbage, lettuce
High (both vents open) – Broccoli, peas, sweet corn

The containers have a ridged bottom that allows any condensation or moisture to collect in the bottom of the container while holding the produce above the liquid. When fruit & vegetables sit in collected moisture, they spoil faster. The tops of the containers are textured so that they don’t slip when stacked on top of one another. And unlike the plastic bags being sold for the same process, they aren't toss aways. If the container fails, it gets returned & recycled. I have had mine for 4+ years.

The chart for setting the vents by produce type is integrated into the side of the container, so it’s always handy. The containers are sheer enough to see what is inside.

Because these containers are virtually airtight with both vents closed, I also use then for storing lunchmeats and cheese.

Here’s a photo of the inside of my refrigerator. As you can see, the modular design of the containers allows me to fit a ton of stuff in my side by side.

Another way you can save/organize space is to put all the jars, and small containers in your “slime” drawers. I mark the top of some jars that aren’t easily recognizable with a Sharpie.

I have kept broccoli for 6 weeks, even fresh strawberries for 5 days before they started getting mushy! These FridgeSmart® Containers will save you money and help you to eat healthier meals, full of great, fresh produce.

You can shop for them now by clicking either the catalog or the “Shop Now” icon in the right sidebar.

Next, I’ll be telling you all about Tupperware’s Modular Mates® Containers. How cool would it be to have your pantry staples stored in airtight (bug-proof) containers, and organized into 6 “centers”?

-Pasta & Rice

Tupperly, Chris

Friday, April 24, 2009

Savor Spring with Savings!

This is a terrific sale! You can place an order for any of these items by sending me an email with your contact info to:

I will call you on Monday, April 27, and we can complete your order via the phone.
***Here's a bonus: If you recommend a friend and they mention you in their email order, I will pay your shipping!

You'll notice that Item D contains not only the cake taker, but also the pie stacker! Those haven't been available for a while!

Enjoy! Chris

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tax Free Tupperware!

In honor of April 15th...

I will pay the Sales Tax on all Tupperware orders placed with me via phone/email today!

**PLEASE NOTE: This offer only applies to orders placed directly with me!
Online orders are excluded.

It's so easy to save! Simply review the products/catalogs on my website > HERE .

Then, email me your phone# to: I will call you back to finalize your order and take your CC# over the phone.

Any email received by 12 midnight PDT, will qualify!
Enjoy! Chris

Monday, April 13, 2009

And the Winner is...

Thank you to everyone for joining in on my giveaway! Please remember to do your part to help eliminate toss away products from our environment! Plastic water bottles, plastic shopping bags & styrofoam cups & containers are JUST NOT GOOD!!

So here's the fun part!

The winner is...Jessie!

Jessie, I hope that you'll love your new travel mug! I'll contact you at MJF's Connection and we can make arrangements to get your gift to you!

Enjoy! Chris

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Blessings!

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.
Matthew 28:6 NIV

Hallelujah! Jesus, my Savior lives!

Lord, I thank you for my own salvation & I pray that many will come to know your saving grace in my own church and in churches around the world this Sunday! Holy Spirit, urge them to come. Preachers, "tell the old, old story of Jesus & His Love"! In Jesus' precious name, Amen!

Dear friends, I wish you and your families the blessings of Easter, Chris

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Arrgh! Plastic Water Bottles & Styrofoam Cups & Containers!

(Hint: There is a duplicate of this post over at my Refining Life blog, with a different giveaway! You can enter both!)

Did you know that Americans consumed 50 billion single serve water bottles in one year? It is estimated that only 2 in 10 bottles are recycled. Where are the rest? You got it, in landfills. These PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottles take 1000 years to biodegrade! Then, you need to consider the energy consumed in the manufacture, transportation and disposal of these items. Does this concern you?

Now, let's talk about Styrofoam (Polystyrene) cups & containers! While the technology for recycling polystyrene is available, the market for recycling is very small and shrinking. Most of it ends up in the landfills, and it often breaks up into small pieces that can choke animals & clog their digestive systems.

I plan to eliminate these things from my home and lifestyle! Won't you join me? It's pretty simple really.

  • Get a nice sturdy travel mug for you hot beverages (see below)

  • Purchase a reusable sports bottle for drinking water on-the-go

  • Take your own "to go" box when you eat out. Stick it your purse and when it's time to corral the leftovers, you won't be taking styrofoam home.

Edited to add: My buddy Doodles reminded me that I neglected to mention plastic bags! Here some info that she has provided on her blogs that are MUST READ! Thanks, my friend!

Recycle a T-shirt into a reusable bag> HERE>HERE


I think this is so important! If you'll leave a comment on this post by Saturday April 11th, I'll enter you in a drawing to win a Tupperware Commuter Mug like the one pictured above! And please, spread the word!

Visit My Organized Kitchen website & sign up for my newsletter, and you'll get two enteries!

Cheers! Chris