On a scale of 1 to 10, how much time do you and your family spend in the car? I don’t know about you, but there are plenty of times that I feel like we live in the car. Seriously, some days I’m surprised I can remember where my house is! One thing that makes all of this running around a little easier (on my wallet and my nerves) is bringing snacks along for the ride. Having snacks on hand allows us to skip the drive thrus and gas stations and keep our sanity intact (for the most part). In order to make snacks a little more appetizing and tidy, I came up with this storage idea for food.
Sure, sure, you could just use various sandwich baggies and Tupperware containers, but they can get unwieldy. In fact, you may find yourself grabbing another, larger container such as a grocery bag to hold all of your snack containers. Seems a little silly, right? I’ve been there, done that… and I decided there had to be a better way. So I started working on better storage ideas for food. How could I take food on-the-go in the most convenient way possible? I think I finally figured it out with this storage idea for food that came to me in the craft aisle.
This storage idea for food will save you money, time, and offer you and your family a variety of foods to choose from.
Keep reading for step-by-step instructions on making this storage idea for food your own.
15 compartment bead container
15 small sized snacks to fill this storage idea for food such as:
- Granny smith apples
- Gala apples
- Animal crackers
- Chocolate Teddy Grahams
- Trail mix (contains peanuts)
- Fruit snacks
- Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies
- Chocolate covered sunflower seeds
- Mini fudge stripe cookies
Parchment paper muffin cups (optional)
1. Wash and dry bead container.
2. Wash fruits and vegetables.
3. Dice fruits and vegetables so that they’ll fit into the compartments.
4. Optional: Place a muffin cup in each compartment. Doing so will help contain any crumbs, chocolate, and juice (from the fruit).
5. Fill every other compartment with a fruit or vegetable.
6. Fill the remaining empty compartments with other snacks.
7. Hit the road!
I love this storage idea for food. I think it’s a great option for both short trips (ex. a day worth of errands) and long road trips (ex. family vacation).
By the way, while food is definitely an important part to any road trip, it isn’t the only thing that can cost you money on the open road. Be sure to review this travel checklist before heading out to ensure you don’t forget anything.
Tip: Make your family fall in love with this storage idea for food by making each member their very own travel food kit complete with their favorite treats. Get the kids to buy into this storage idea for food by letting them decorate their own travel food kits with Washi tape or stickers.
For more organization tips and tricks, like this storage idea for food, head over to Freebie Finding Mom’s Organized Home Pinterest board.