Using Food Containers Outside For Storage

You guys!! I am taking these awesome Chef’s Paths food containers outside to show you what and how these can be used to store many different things.

If you have been around for a minute then you might now of my quest to miniliaze my house a bit. I’m not going super crazy. I took it a room or space at a time and went through it all last year. This year I’m still going room by room, and today I’m taking it outside to show you how these awesome food containers can be handy outside.

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It’s been proven, if not out in the world, but with me, that having organized spaces where things have a home can help improve your mental health and stress.

After I went through my master bedroom last year I felt such a calm when I walked into the room. It is such an amazing feeling to know that a space is cleaned, decluttered, and organized.

Today I want to share how we are using these containers to help keep some outside toys and yard things clutter free and organized. They are easy to use and very durable.

This awesome food storage container set by Chef’s Path contains 7 containers in 4 different sizes. This makes it easy to use for sooo many different things.

Included in this set you will get 7 BPA-FREE containers:

  • 1 – 1.9 L/8 cups container
  • 2 – 1.2 L/5.1 cups container
  • 2 – 0.8 L/3.4 cups container
  • 2 – 0.5 L/2.1 cups container
  • 10 resuable chalkboard labels
  • chalkboard marker
  • air tight containers
  • stackable
  • safe for liquids, freezer and fridge use

I took them outside and we used them for yard and kid’s toy things. These food containers are simple to open and close, making them easy for the kids to use. The plastic is durable and the seal is tight.

5 Ways to Use These Food Containers Outside


This year we planted all of our vegetable garden by seeds. We started some seeds inside first and then planted the plants. Others we started with seed right in our garden. The extra seed packets are going to stay safe inside the smallest Chef’s Path food container.

Dirt/Potting Soil/Seed Supplies

If you have a little dirt or potting soil left the largest Chef’s Path food container, 1.9 L/8 cups, would be a great place to store it for next year. I also filled one with seed planting supplies: marker, labels, etc.

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My kids have this really handy habit of leaving their outside toys any and everywhere when they come inside. We are really working hard to make sure there are homes for their outside toys.

Then we are helping them to put their outside toys away at the end of the day. By doing these two things we are hoping to have a cleaner backyward, things out of sight from people walking past the back fence, and toys protected from sprinklers and rain.

Chalk, can get ruined really fast if it is left outside. Before we put chalk in one of these medium size food containers it was left all over or kept in a dump truck. You know, the kind that the back opens up, allowing the chalk to consitently fall out. Haha

Now our chalk is put away and kept in one of these containers to keep it safe, in one spot, and clear of any little critters or bugs.

Sand Toys

Since having our awesome sand box for a few years we have just left any and all sand toys in the sand box. This year is the year we will acutally buy enough sand and have aplace for the sand toys to go in.

We have a few big crates laying around, which will be perfect for the big toys. Then for any little tpys we will put them in one of the Chef’s Paths food containers. Why? Well, why not? šŸ™‚

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Why should I care what the sandbox looks like? I mostly don’t. But I do know that with it full of toys sometimes it is hard to play in. So if there is a place for toys then hopefully my kiddos can be creative and have enough room to play and explore.


Do you need a place to store some smaller tools? Maybe some nails and screws are all mixed up and driving you NUTS! Don’t fret! Get out the smallest food containers and get them organized. Then stack them on top of each other, you might as well label them while you’re at it.

Be creative! You don’t just need to store screws or nails in these bad boys. You can store:

  • nails
  • screws
  • screwdrivers
  • bits
  • sandpaper
  • tape
  • painting supplies
  • batteries
  • small tool parts
  • the list goes ONNNNNNN

Why These Food Containers Outside?

Why am I going through all this effort to show you different ways you can take these food containters outside? Well, because they are awesome. They have basically one function, but can be used in so many different ways while storing things.

At such an afforable price you can get many sets to use all over your house and outside. And think about walking outside or in your garage to see toys, tools, and yard things all organized.

If you love to organize or clean, than these are going to be your best friend. If you have mental health issues, than you will gain a peace of mind as you start to use these outside to make sure things have a home.

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Your kids may start to put their outside toys away more often. Or your hubby might keep his tools more organized. Or you can keep your tools more organized.

Are you smiling yet?? I sure am! šŸ™‚ So, what are you waiting for? You need to head over to Amazon and get at least one set of these awesome food containers sets.

Then PLEASE share with me how you are using them in and around your homes: comment, share on social media. I really love to see! Thanks for any sharing you do on Pinterest or social media.

Xxx, Steph
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  1. these are super cute and reasonably priced. I didn’t think to put chalk in a container. Definitely ordering these asap

  2. I love a clean and decluttered space so use containers for everything, though I usually repurpose old containers from cleaning products.

    1. Yes!! Containers for the win! šŸ™‚ That’s a good idea, I try to use what we have as well. But sometimes it’s so fun to get something that’s perfect for what I need.

  3. This is genius! Iā€™m a gardener and love the idea of storing seeds this way. Having an airtight container is so important. Thanks for this idea and I will definitely be doing this throughout the season.

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