Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Reusable Cartons

Today's installment of Works For Me Wednesday: Storing Fresh Eggs, but first School Girl asked that I show her Star Wars eggs!

L to R: Princess Leah, Jabba, Darth Vador, Luke, Hansolo, C3PO, R2D2, and Chubakka.

On to today's subject. We just bought our first store eggs for dying. It's been almost 5 months since I've had to do this. So needless to say my store egg cartons were shot and we were starting to lose eggs on the floor. What a mess!

So here's what I came up with. They are deli meat keepers from Tupperware and come with egg trays! Each box holds 24 eggs and are they sturdy. They are also easy to clean and help me keep track of what needs to be used first.

Here's what I do:

The orange container is for freshly laid eggs. Eggs go into this container, but they don't come out until the at least 1 tray from the gray container is empty. I then slide the trays forward in the gray container to make room for a tray from the orange container to go in the back of the gray box... Got that?

There is a pull tab on one corner of the container. That always goes in front so I know what is the front of each container.

I know this sounds a bit difficult, but it really has gone smoothly. I was going to label the containers, but everyone seems to get the system.

I picked these up brand new on eBay. A bit pricey, but ohhhh so worth it!

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smalltowngirl said...

I love this idea! We need to use something besides egg cartons too. And this seems to hold a lot. We were getting about 9 eggs a day. Now we are only getting 3 to 4. I think that they may be laying them outside somewhere. But don't know where. I've looked all over. They roam everywhere though. So afraid they'll get hit by a car. anyway, if you have any ideas on why we are not getting so many let me know.

Ellie said...

This seems to be a widespread problem. Someone needs to manufacture and sell a washable reusable storage container for fresh eggs. I'd set up a business only I'm in grad school full time with no room in my life for other projects.