Five mornings a week a lot of us do the same thing. Sigh about packing lunch(es). Dig for containers to pack lunch. And then, finally, pack the lunch. It gets old – quickly.
I hated packing lunches mainly because I never had the right, or enough of, the right container. Dirty containers, lost lids or my husband snagging the good sandwich Tupperware, I was always digging…and annoyed by it.
WHY YOU SHOULDN’T JUST USE WHAT YOU HAVE
Yes, we had plenty of Tupperware that would work and I could have bought more. I begrudgingly packed two years of school lunches and everyday told myself to find a different solution.
I started scouring the classroom for other ideas and saw a ton of options - good and bad. My inner voice was telling me I should just use what I have, I mean, that’s cheaper, right? BUT THEY WEREN’T WORKING FOR ME.
TIME TO TAKE ACTION
I’ll let you know - I’m frugal. VERY frugal. I take pride in telling people an awesome floor lamp is from Target or that sleek table is an IKEA hack. I think hard before I spend $ and really hard before I spend $$$.
I love to prove you don’t have to spend a ton of money to make things look great. I also love to show people that sometimes we need to invest in something that may change our home, our routine, our life.
And so I made an investment in a $100 lunchbox….and it was worth every penny. So much so that I bought one for my second child who started preschool this year. The PlanetBox (one stainless steel easy-to-clean container with attached lid) streamlines the dreaded lunch making process. No more hunting and gathering Tupperware. And figuring out what goes in each compartment is “fun” for me. Hallelujah.
WIN, WIN, WIN
This solution means mornings are less crazy and my heavy sighs are fewer. My kids actually eat their lunch and I actually enjoy...errr... don’t dread (who knew that was possible?) making them. Ultimately, this means mama is happy and….you know the rest.
Bold statement I know.
But it’s a symbol of investing in making your life easier. And I’m always for that. Invest in yourself…even if it is in the form of a lunchbox.
What could you invest in that may change your morning, your afternoon or your life?