Reuse It: Milk Carton Storage Box

milk carton lunch box storage

Looking through Pinterest, I was amazed to see how many times the Milk Jug Lunch Box idea has been pinned. Then, it occurred to me I never shared that this was an idea I did do at home, not just blog about on Lunch It Punch It.

I filled my gallon jug with paper, string, glue stick and a pen so that I can make Valentine cards on the go.

The Kroger milk jugs have a bubble unlike the one in the example photo (not shown), so mine has an odd shape. I also cut down a half-gallon jug to see what it would look like, but I haven’t filled it. But it is ready for small items.

I know when this was posted on LifeHacker people commented on the Facebook post that it was gross to pack a lunch in it, I guess they thought you packed a sandwich loose in the container, not within sandwich bag?? I don’t know about you, but even though I use a lunch bag, I still use containers inside not just dump spaghetti in the bag – ha! Others said plastic bags are better, which is fine if you’re not looking to reuse something headed to the recycle bin.

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  2. Alert Electrical
    August 21, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I love the idea, but it’s not very pretty. I think if you could remove the label and/or paint it with a funky polkadot pattern or something, it would look absolutely amazing!

    1. Andi
      August 22, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      Go for it! I enjoy seeing what readers come up with.

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