Quick Tip: Flatware Packets

by Wendy Copley on April 23, 2013

Make flatware packets

I’m great at packing lunches for my family, but what I’m not so great at is remembering to include utensils they can use to eat those lunches. If I had a nickel for every time I sent applesauce in my kids lunch boxes and left the spoon on the kitchen counter…well…I’d have a lot of nickels.

I finally found a solution to my forgetfulness: flatware packets! I take a set of disposable flatware and a paper napkin and roll them up tightly in a piece of Glad ClingWrap. Then I slip a packet in the boys’ backpacks so they’ll have something they can use on the days I forget to put our sturdier, reusable utensils in their lunch boxes. I also keep one in my purse and a couple in the glove box of our car so I’ll have something I can use for my own lunch if I forget to pack them or if a take-out place doesn’t include a fork with my meal. The plastic wrap keeps the flatware clean and dry and prevents it from flying all over the place and getting broken.

For more details on this technique and for other tips on packing lunches with Glad products visit the Glad Mom Made site.

I also wanted to take a quick second to point you towards a Pinterest promotion the Glad folks are running. Pin photos of lunches that inspire you and label them with the hashtag #gladinspiredlunches for a chance to win weekly prizes. Full details are available on the Glad site.


I’m working with Glad in March and April to bring you lots of tips and recipes for packing lunches on the Glad Mom Made site! Follow Glad on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all of the ideas shared by Glad’s Mom Made Panel.

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