Posts Tagged ‘free’

Free Bucket From the Bakery

Buying dry goods in bulk to save money is somewhat counter-productive if you have to turn around and spend $45 on buckets in which to store them.  You’ll probably realize your savings in several years, but wouldn’t it be nice to find storage for FREE?

Well, look no further than your local bakery or bakery department at a grocery store.  Who knew that Walmart gave anything away for free to someone who is not a crazy coupon lady?!  Walmart, Sam’s Club, Jewel, and anywhere else you are brave enough to ask, are usually willing to just hand over their empty food grade buckets for absolutely nothing.

You can call ahead and ask them to set buckets aside, or you can just roll up to the bakery department while you are already there and ask if they have any empty buckets and lids you can have.  Easy as that!

Gamma Lid

You can use the free lids they give you if you can’t afford to spend any money (or prefer not to), or you can pop for gamma lids.  LOVE GAMMA LIDS.  I buy them through Country Life Natural Foods for $5.95 each.  They pop onto the top of the bucket and have a screw on/screw off easy-peasy lid.  Very convenient, and worth the money, if you not only store your goods in the buckets but don’t have a smaller container to grab from on a daily basis.

All these buttercream frosting containers do start to look alike, so I suggest placing a piece of Scotch tape labeled with the contents on the top or the side, or both.  That way you can determine what is inside without having to open the lid and look.  And the reason for the tape would be so that you can easily re-label if you decide to change the contents.  Just peel off the old and stick on the new!

Follow this link back to Kitchen Tip Tuesdays or Works For Me Wednesday for more!

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Money Saving Mom is sharing a link today to download the above ebook for FREE!  Can’t beat that right before the holidays!

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The fabulous ladies over at 2 Teaching Mommies have so many fantastic ideas for celebrating learning and Fall with preschoolers!  Definitely worth stopping by.  My favorite idea is the sensory bin.  Although, I would do a Fall themed bin with leaves, acorns, Fall colored poofy balls, etc.  And, maybe, just maybe, they could hunt for the one piece of Fall candy . . .  Sounds like an activity that would not lose its appeal quickly.

Thank you, Ladies, for taking the time to create these adorable pumpkin printables for us!

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This month’s free audio download at christianaudio.com is John Piper’s Think.  Since I downloaded this myself just a few minutes ago, I obviously cannot endorse this particular book.  However, I will say that John Piper has a gift, like no other teacher of the Word I have personally listened to or read, for unfurling Biblical treasures and expanding my understanding and awe of God.  So, for FREE – don’t miss it!

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The fabulous, creative ladies over at 2 Teaching Mommies have created several adorable printable packs just for Fall.  This one even has a section specifically for toddlers!

Click here to go to their website and print to your heart’s content.

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