Why Make the Plunge and Invest Now
Reason 1 : If you’re interested in healthy eating, Tupperware makes it a lot easier. That statement may sound pretty far-fetched. I certainly wouldn’t have bought into it–until I got Tupper-ized 20 years ago!
Whole grains, like this brown rice, are one of the healthful foods experts recommend
Think about it: What do all the experts tell us to eat for good health? Fruits and vegetables get top billing, but close behind are whole grains, legumes and nuts and seeds. And how are we advised to flavor our foods? With healthful, no-calorie herbs and spices instead of overly sugary, salty and fatty flavorings.
I took this advice seriously and used all these ingredients while feeding my two pre-toddler children many years ago. But what a pain in the neck! Little paper bags of herbs and spices stuffed in a drawer. Ten unmarked jars of grains stuffed into a top cupboard shelf alongside seven types of flour. Flimsy bags of nuts and seeds, stuffed into a bottom cupboard. Beans in more jars in another cupboard. Each meal, I could spend five to ten precious minutes searching for things, with hungry kids nipping at my heels!
Then I met “Tupperware lady” Donna Davis, and discovered why Modular Mates are perfect for storing healthy foods, explained below.
Reason 2: Modular Mates’ design makes everything readily and quickly available while maximizing cupboard space. Unlike other containers, Modular Mates provide “front-to-back” rather than “top to bottom” storage. That means everything can be accessed from the front of the cupboard, so there’s no digging for containers, bags and boxes that get stashed and shoved
Note how Modular Mates utilize the entire cupboard depth, from front to back.
to the back of a cupboard. It also means every square inch of air space gets used, from the bottom clear to the top. And with units available in 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″ heights, there is a space-maximizing container for whatever quantity you buy.
Reason 3: Modular Mates keep freshness in and unwanted visitors out. Things like nuts, seeds and whole grains and flours are attractive targets for bugs and small critters. Modular Mates are virtually air tight, however, so they can’t be invaded by outside pests, and the contents inside stay fresh. (And if bugs should come home with you from the grocery store, at least they will be trapped in one container rather than spreading throughout the kitchen. )
Reason 4: Modular Mates are convenient time savers. Label containers if you can’t readily identify the contents and get top seals with flip up lids for anything that can be poured, like grains and beans. Then, it’s a snap to find just the ingredient you need and measure them out.
Take a couple minutes to label containers for easy recognition.
Reason 5: Modular Mates are a life long investment. In my work as a professional kitchen organizer, I’ve found most kitchens could benefit from a Modular Mate investment. I use the word “investment” deliberately because Tupperware, which lasts for life, should be viewed as a lifelong purchase rather than a consumable or passing fad.
I remember feeling completely ridiculous spending $500 to outfit my kitchen. But that was 20 years ago and honestly speaking, that purchase has repaid me every time I cook. That means I really bought time savings plus a tremendous amount of convenience for 7,300 days, at a cost of 7 cents per day. That is the kind of long-term investment thinking we need to get good meals on the table despite our busy and hectic lives.
Is this what you're facing to make a healthful meal? Time for organization!
Reason 6: Modular Mates are on sale! This could be the best motivator of all. From January 15 to February 11, 2011, Modular Mates are 40% off. So take a look around your kitchen. Could you make better and more frequent use of healthful ingredients if they could be found and pulled out quickly and without a hassle? Then take some action!
Need some help deciding what to do about your kitchen, where Modular Mates could be of benefit, which containers would be best, and so on? Give a call for a kitchen coaching session with Mary Collette Rogers. Or check out Mary’s book, Take Control of Your Kitchen, the guide to organized, manageable and stress-free meal making.
Ready to order? Donna Davis has retired after many years as a top salesperson. But her supervisor, Joannie Flynn, continues in the business after 49 years! Just email her: joannie818 @ yahoo.com (without spaces), and she will take care of your order and answer any questions you might have.
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