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Accessories on the go in a TakeAlong

This is one of those 'oh duh' solutions that has alleviated a small but daily frustration. Like many cubical warriors I have a laptop bag that is my ever present travel companion. It has three zipper compartments, one for the laptop, one for loose papers, and a cavernous pit to consume all those accessories.

A 4-cup TakeAlong container was perfect to bundle the two things I reach for
most often, my mouse and Ethernet cable. Now whenever I need them I
don't even have to look, I reach in and pull out the container. No more
tangles, no more digging. The TakeAlong is the perfect size so there's no empty unused space in the container, but it also fits well in my bag. What are some of the unusual (but wonderfully perfect) things you've used food storage containers for?


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5 Responses to Accessories on the go in a TakeAlong

  1. Bo Roe November 29, 2009 at 7:23 pm #

    Hmmm… That’s a pretty big food storage container. The Large Rectangle TakeAlongs are about 21cm x 38cm. If you’re storing something other than food you might try the 15 qt Clever Store containers as well.

  2. Bo Roe November 29, 2009 at 7:12 pm #

    My wife and I just went through a big purge/reorganization of our boxes of childhood belongings… it’s funny you mention doll clothes and food storage containers.
    When my wife opened up the small trunk she kept doll clothes in when she was a kid it was filled with mold. YUCK! She spent the afternoon hand washing them, and once they were COMPLETELY dry she wrapped them all up and put them away. I should suggest she put them in a food storage container… I hadn’t thought of that!

  3. Home Organization Tools November 27, 2009 at 6:35 pm #

    I use food storage containers for my daughter’s small toys. Works great to keep small items like little animals or doll clothes together.

  4. Trygve Devold Kjellsen November 26, 2009 at 8:02 am #

    Does anyone know how to get info about the size of the containers in cm og inches? I need 25 x 25 cm containers (or slightly bigger). Does anyone know if Rubbermaid has anything like this?
    any help is most welcome :)!

  5. Lauren Spahr November 25, 2009 at 11:02 am #

    Bo, I use my containers to hold: CDs, DVDs, screws/nails, craft supplies. Premier is my container of choice because of the variety of sizes and I like how the lid comes on and off well.
    Jim jokes with me that my CDs are always fresh 🙂

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