Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Repurposed Baking Soda Container

Repurposing a plastic Parmesan cheese container and lid.
I was reading some recent homesteading link party posts and came across this interesting one called Repurposing a Parmesan Cheese Container at the Taylor-Made Homestead blog.

I'd just finished my Parmesan cheese. I'd cleaned the contained and saved it on my pantry shelf without a purpose in mind. Now I had one.

Tammy Taylor explained on her blog how she used the lid of a Parmesan cheese container with a half-pint canning jar with a regular mouth to make a new storage container for her baking soda.

One box of baking soda in it's new repurposed container.

I've always left my baking soda in it's box even though it's hard to get a measuring spoon in the small opening and out with the exact amount needed.

The flat opening allows you to measure exactly what you need.

Since I had a full box of baking soda, I decided to use the plastic container with it's flip-top lid just as it was. In addition to using the wide flat opening for measuring spoons, the side with round holes makes a shaker to use baking soda for cleaning projects. How cool is that?

I taped on labels from the box so I could clearly identify the contents.

Thank you Tammy for the inspiration to "Use Whatcha Got!" Another item is saved from the landfill, or at least gets a second life before it moves on to the recycle depot. And what of the old box? I repurposed it into fire starter for our woodstove.

Now that's a win, win, win. -- Margy


  1. Great idea - I have an almost empty parmesan cheese container - and thanks for the links - I'll check them out for new ideas - I love clever hints.

    1. I've been following some homesteading blogs and they have lots of good things to try. - Margy

  2. What a great idea. I'm going to do this. Thanks.

    1. Glad you can use the idea. I hate to waste a good container. - Margy

  3. Will not baking soda react with a plastic container?

    1. From what I've read, the answer is no. It reacts with liquids. It's important to keep it in a well sealed container when not in use and not to store it with strong spices because their odours can be absorbed by the baking soda, same concept as using baking soda in a refrigerator to eliminate odours. - Margy


Thanks for stopping by. Comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. - Margy