You’re Invited to Thanksgiving Dinner….. B.Y.O.C (Bring Your Own Containers)

Happy early Thanksgiving! Guess what? Today is the perfect day for you to be reading this post because I have a quick and inexpensive tip for you but before I tell you what it is, I must warn you that it may require a quick trip to Dollar Tree! What are your plans for tomorrow? Manny and I are staying home, I am cooking and we are going to just hang out, relax and binge watch Netflix. 

My first guess is that if you are not hosting Thanksgiving dinner, you’re either spending the holiday with your family and friends at their house. Either way, it’s a great way to just chill out, catch up with one another and relax. After you’ve had dinner and dessert, the moment comes when the host would say “hey everyone, feel free to take leftovers”. At this point you’re probably thinking “YES! I don’t have to cook tomorrow” until you realize that the host has either run out of plastic food containers or she calls you out on never returning her containers from the last dinner. I bet we have all been there because it has happened to me.

Let’s admit that the first thing that you say to yourself is “the containers weren’t even that new anyway or you never said you wanted them back” Either way, if you want the leftovers, you’re forced to use Ziploc bags or grab a paper plate with aluminum foil or just say forget it because there’s always next time. I am guessing that many of you can relate.

Are you ready for my super inexpensive idea to this dilemma?

Now I can only speak for myself, but I love going to Dollar Tree. I don’t know anyone who goes to the dollar store and only buys what they went for. I bet you just laughed out loud because you can totally agree. On the plus side, you can justify your purchase because you just found the perfect containers to bring the next time you are invited to someone’s house.


You can fill them up, bring them home, wash them, put them in a shopping bag and leave them in your car so that you’ll always be prepared. The best part is that after just a few times of putting them in the microwave, you can always throw them away and buy new ones. Why? Let’s be honest, they’re containers from the dollar store and although they are not as durable as the name brand containers, but who cares because they’re only $1! I am cracking up while I am writing this post.

If you prefer to “splurge” and buy the name brand, you can pick up these Ziploc storage containers at your local grocery store, Target and maybe Walmart. I picked these up at the grocery store a couple of weeks ago for $3.74. They are bigger and more durable than the ones from the Dollar Tree but for the sole purpose of having containers on hand for leftovers, both these or the ones from Dollar Tree will serve their purpose.


Either way, you still have time to stock up because this is the perfect time to buy some so that you definitely will be prepared if you’re going to someone else’s house tomorrow. 
Quick Tip: Make sure that you share this post with your friends and family so that they too can be prepared when it’s your turn to host the family dinner. You can thank me later.

Well I hope you found this little tip both fun and helpful and most importantly I hope that you all have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

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