I was asked a few days ago what I'm now using for food storage since I'm ridding my kitchen of as much plastic as possible. I used to have plastic canisters for dry goods, plastic containers for leftovers, a few plastic water bottles I regularly drank from and some plastic utensils. I'm now mostly using glass:
stainless steel water bottle. I use bamboo (spoons, spatulas, etc) and metal (pasta server, soup ladle) utensils for cooking. I also reuse glass jars of a decent size. The larger bowls in my sets will work for the next time I make ice cream, but I'd like to get something more squared off so it will fit better in the freezer.
I'm working on being able to get rid of the plastic bins my yarn stash is currently in as well. Yesterday, I spent the afternoon sorting the stash. I let myself keep only what would fit into my antique trunk and one cotton bag. Everything else has now been marked for sale on Ravelry and I'm working on pricing everything. I kept my favorites, many of which are handspun or hand-dyed or just unusual... and almost all natural fibers. I noticed a definitely color theme as I packed up the trunk. The top of the trunk has a tray that holds my needles and hooks, a styrofoam head used for blocking hats, my ball winder, blocking wires and about half a dozen skeins of soft cotton intended for baby items for expectant friends. Sadly, my yarn swift is just a tad too long to fit, but I'm thinking of cutting a half inch off the ends since it won't affect it's usability and will make it short enough to fit in the tray and all my yarny stuff can be in one place. As I clear out yarn, I'll also be able to sell those plastic bins. I'm working on an idea for passing along some of my cake pans as well. =)
For those curious folk, this is how my stash started out yesterday:
And the home of my new, slimmer stash:
More plastic! The shoe box held a few skeins of yarn until yesterday and the container on the right was hiding out in the freezer with homemade vegan eggnog ice cream. All are now heading out the door. =)