Simple Solutions: Rubber Bands For Glass Containers

Simple Solutions: Rubber Bands For Glass Containers

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Emma Christensen
Jan 26, 2010

It took stumbling across this elegant set of ceramic containers from Danish designer Louise Campbell to finally realize how we can keep the lids secure on sets of all-glass storage containers: use rubber bands.

We love the look of all-glass storage containers, like those pictured directly above from the Container Store, not to mention the fact that they're longer-lasting and more environmentally friendly than plastic. They're great for storing many bulk dry goods in the pantry as well as leftovers in the fridge.

But those lids have always posed a conundrum for us. Since they only rest (instead of snapping) on top of the container, we know there would inevitably be some spills.

Enter the rubber band! Not only would a rubber band or two keep the lid secure, it would prevent the glass containers from sliding on our shelves and make them easier to stack. Simple and brilliant.

Colored rubber bands or these funky X-shaped ones from MOMA would also look pretty against the glass - prettier than the standard tan-colored ones, anyway!

What do you think?

Sources:

Cammeo Ceramic Containers from Kahler Design
Vintage Glass Food Storage Containers from the Container Store
Assorted Colored Rubber Bands from Office Max
MOMA X-Shaped Rubber Bands from Velocity Art and Design

Related: How to Control Plastic Container Clutter

(Images: Kahler Design, Container Store, MOMA/Velocity Art and Design)

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