new use for old sippie cups.

sippie cups - uses for sippie cups
@laken02 (3068)
United States
April 10, 2012 3:17pm CST
i have found a new use for all my grandson old sippie cups.. we actualy did buy in bundle all at once and had some many left over .. so i made good use of them of course they all have lids.. here's my trick.. i store left over foods in them like today i had a small can of mushrooms and after i used what i wanted on my pizza i had alot left. so i put them in one of the sippie cups and put the lid on and now there easy to store in the refrigerator with no spills.. works great..
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@celticeagle (114086)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Apr 12
Thats a great idea! I don't have any sippy cups left over from the kids but that is a great idea. I am sure that alot of the young mothers on here could save their's and utilize them this way. I tend to recycle things like this also. It's amazing what you can find if you use your noggin.
@laken02 (3068)
• United States
12 Apr 12
i really love to hear and share new ideas espicaly if i find ones that can save me money or space or is very neat.. and its nice to be able to try new things as well some work for us and some dont it depends on the person i guess but im always willing to give new things a try and make the most of it.. and use it if it works and im lovng using those sippie cups for food storage as it saves me space and left overs i can use more often.. i use to save sour cream cups with the lids they work great as well just a pain to wash the sour cream out of it before use.. take care ..
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@celticeagle (114086)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Apr 12
It is fulfilling too to find ways of re-using or recycling items.
• United States
10 Apr 12
Good use of an item most people throw out! I have some still from my third girl ( I bought new ones for this baby now) and I actually use them for my thread. I put the spool in the cup then run the thread through the holes at the top. The no spill rubber keeps the thread from falling back it. I have a few I use for that but this kid has brought new sippy cups to the house and when she is done with them we will use them your way too!
@laken02 (3068)
• United States
11 Apr 12
that is a great idea as well never would have thought of that one but this works well for me with all my left overs and there almost see thur colors so that helps as well.. i don thave but 2 different kinds of thread or spools in my house as i am not crafty at all only know how to sew on a button.. nothing else.. i know thats sad lol my siste and aunt got the crafty gene not me .. wish i had it though take care ..
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@netrod (182)
• United States
15 Apr 12
Well arent you clever... Thats a great idea, unfortunately all the sippie cups at our house are long gone... My youngest is now 20 and my youngest grandson is 10... Wish I had heard about this years ago...
@laken02 (3068)
• United States
17 Apr 12
yeah my oldest is 21 and my younges is 15, the sippie cups we bought belong to my 2 year old grandson from my oldest daughter.. she got a divorce and her husbands famly has custody of the baby.. so i dont get to see him alot now.. i mean they will let me have him.. but its not the same as getting him from my daughter and right now she is not doing good her own choice so im trying to lay low and see what happens i did get to see him last week for a little bit.. im lucky there are not mean people or i would be screwed and never get to see him...
@netrod (182)
• United States
17 Apr 12
Wow, I know that must be tough... I have had similar experiences... Im curious about what you mean by "not doing so good-her choice"... Please if its too personal you can PM me I have many years experience with what i think your talking about... Just a thought... chat ya later...
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@Anne18 (11036)
10 Apr 12
Brill idea, sadly I have no sippie cups left in my house as my children are older, but wish I had thought of this when I still had some in the house.
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@laken02 (3068)
• United States
11 Apr 12
i think i take after my grandpa he was always comingup with clever ideas and would ake them work just fine, i think he created the grabber tool before the creator did too bad he did not sell any of his ideas and make money lol he was good at what he did.. and always saving his mnoney for hard times back them was way different then now..take care
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@Anne18 (11036)
11 Apr 12
Shame your Grandpa couldn't sell his ideas to other people and make lots more money. I'm always looking for ideas to save money
@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
12 Apr 12
That's a good idea...which makes me think...why not make jello in them and then you have jello in a bowl...and only one messy dish! I think I'll do that next time the GD's come over. THey love jello and I hate dishes!
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@laken02 (3068)
• United States
12 Apr 12
they you go that is a great idea.. or you could put like pudding in them or left over pudding and have a pudding cup.. or i was thinking make an icy where you pour kool aid or lemon aid in them put lid on and freeze solid then thaw i like to use them for eating ice cream as well espically homemade milk shakes for one yum sounds good.. take care..thanks
@shaggin (25156)
• United States
11 Apr 12
Thats an awesome idea for spill proof sippy cups. I'm glad you came up with a use for them so you could keep using them and keep them out of the landfills. I have a bunch of rubbermaid containers to put things in. What I did with old sippy cups when my kids were done with them was threw away the lids and used the other part as a regular cup.
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@laken02 (3068)
• United States
12 Apr 12
i have done that as well it works great on toddlers as to when the out grow the sippie cup and want a big boy cup i call it.. my grandbaby is so smart and lovable and he is spoiled as well.. hence the huge pack of sippie cups nought for him and pver did it.. lucky we can still use , but i would never throw ways even old one if i cant use i give away and i get alot of my storage bowls with lids at dollar tree there awesome and works great.. take care
@almond24 (1251)
• Hungary
11 Apr 12
I used to have paper cups with lids and used them to store food too It was good because I didnt need to buy more plastic boxes. I have no sippie cups, but it's a great way to use them!
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@laken02 (3068)
• United States
11 Apr 12
junk room - cleaning out the closet
i was mainly trying to clean out and git rid of stuff, and came across them and i wanted to save space in my refg, as it is always a mess i need to clean it out next i did my spare bedroom closet just today hubby was missing some things and i thought they were in that closet and sure enough there they were. along with a ton of other junk so i made a pile for my freinds to pick up today she gives to people in need to i give to her ..and it helps me maintain a clutter free home.. but of course i keep a few un needed things that just life.. take care thanks for respondng..
• United States
10 Apr 12
That was a good ideal! Nice to put the sippie cups to good use he he L.O.L.No but really good ideal1 Hve a good day!
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@laken02 (3068)
• United States
11 Apr 12
thanks i am,always trying to find clever and new ways to do things espically that dont cost money or save me some money or time or works well for me.. so i feel like it is a nice thing for my uses.. as i save left overs often and there small so they save room in the fridge and can pop in microwave and re heat and eat thanks for responding take care..
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@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
10 Apr 12
Very creative idea! I don't have any around the house anymore but I love the idea.
@laken02 (3068)
• United States
11 Apr 12
thanks, i am glad to put them to good use , i usaly try to clean out my house once a week and its either use it toss it or give to my frined iffy stuff goes in the spoare bedroom which i dont clean out as much, the kids use it when they come home too .. i would miss that bedroom alot .. my mom has furniture in there as well so i make evertyhing work and fit.. thanks for responding.. take care
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@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
10 Apr 12
HI LAKEN02, what a great idea and especially if it works... My only issue is there haven't been sippie cups in my house for many years.......lol
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@laken02 (3068)
• United States
11 Apr 12
lol that is what everyone seems to be posting , they are my grandbaby's and he dont need them anymore and he had plenty anyhow and now he's growing like a weed lol and into new stuff.. he makes my day ... he's 2 and the love of all our lives i love finding new ways to save money and new uses for things i like.. espically if there new and in good shape as my 6 sippie cups.. thanks for posting.. take care..
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@dorannmwin (36636)
• United States
13 Apr 12
You know, when my children got too big to use sippy cups, I simply took the lids off of them and let the kids use them as regular cups. This was something that worked for us and I saved the lids so that I would be able to use them with the smaller children or those children that weren't as secure with using a cup without a lid. However, now that you mention it, the size of a sippy cup is almost perfect for storing those partial cans of vegetables and such that don't get finished with a meal.
@laken02 (3068)
• United States
14 Apr 12
that is what i use them for we dont always eat a whole can of corn or cream style corn or peas.. and i can store them in there and no spill.. i just stored mushrooms in the last one.. i dont use my dish washer so i store all my storage containers in there great space saver.. take care
• India
20 Jul 12
Old is not lost. Though many items lose shape very first especially those in the kitchen, they are still useful in one way or the other. The cups can be used to store much more in the house let alone just a container to store what is to be refrigerated. I do not throw away anything in my house unless it can to go bad.