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SocksManly | | Feb 2, 2009 07:22 PM

I love having as many dried beans, lentils and rices on hand, because invariably I'm always missing the one I need. I also love buying in bulk, and get big bags of them. However I just can't bring myself to buy good plastic containers for these things, and they end up sitting in their bags with the corners cut off. I'll admit it.

I saw a big container with wheels and a clear plastic lid made by Rubbermaid one day, and I thought perfect! It was too big for what I need, but I thought maybe small version of this would be good. So I went to the restaurant supply store near me, and I enqiured...

TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY BUCKS!!! Whoah.

So anyways, any ideas for keeping these things well, hopefully without spending ANY money? Surely there's some frugal advice out there for me... I'm sure I don't need 10 stackable rubber things for like $15 each.. I just won't do it. Time to get creative...

PS: I like the idea of square or rectangle to save space and line up well, but let's face it, beggars can't be choosers here. :)

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