Luckily, those days are behind me, but I'm overjoyed that I had the foresight to hold onto one remnant from my nursing days and turn it into a positive.
I'm talking about the Medela breast milk storage containers I kept.
These suckers hold exactly 2.7 ounces of liquid.
They don't leak.
They're sturdy, so they don't dent.
Which means you can use them for just about anything!
Need some trial-sized shampoo to take on your next flight, but because of airline rules can't take your whole salon-grade favorite bottle? Pour some into one of these babies and stay under the 3-oz. limit!
Going camping? You'll need to pack some dish soap to clean up all that fireside chili you cooked in your camp pots. Why not carry the soap in your old breast milk storage bottle so you're sure it won't leak all over your sleeping bag!
Packing a Big Salad to take to work for lunch, but don't have a leak-proof dressing container to carry your homemade vinaigrette in? Problem solved!
There are a million other uses for these babies. And thank goodness. Now we can rest easy, knowing there's at least one happy memory leftover from the days of split nipples and mastitis!
Do you reuse your old milk containers? What do you do with them? Share your reuse genius with the Reductionist tribe in the comments below:)
I'm Janeen; writer, mother, wife, and full-time, radical Reductionist. I share stupid-easy tips on how to save money while reducing your impact on the environment, & I'm committed to helping others live a life of simple sustainability.