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Day 15: Travel Mugs & Water Bottles
Am I the only one who has an abundance of travel mugs, water bottles, and sippy cups laying around? I now know what happens to the missing food storage lids … They magically turn into extra travel mugs!
Since having children, the number of cups and bottles we have with lids to match (or at least they should) has sky rocketed. My youngest still needs lidded cups or else we would have a beverage disaster on our hands, but how on earth did we end up with so many?
The rules for today’s clean out are the same as for the food storage containers.
- Empty out the cabinet. As you remove all of your travel mugs, water bottles, and sippy cups check them for any damage, mold, or mildew. If any of your containers are broken or are showing signs of significant wear or grossness, trash them.
- Now go through your lids. Get rid of any that are damaged, are missing gaskets, have mold or mildew.
- Now that you have purged from the containers & from the lids, everything that is left should be in good shape. Now match each container to a lid. Any spares? Toss them! Only keep containers that have a matching lid. No extra containers. No extra lids.
- Now reload your cabinet/drawer with all of the items you have decided to keep.
How many travel mugs & water bottles should we keep?
For our family of 5, I have decided to keep all of my sippy cups that are still intact, and then 2 water bottles and 1 travel mug per person. Considering we had about 7 or 8 per person, this really shrinks down our collection. All of the functional pieces that we aren’t keeping for personal use will be donated.