Mar 31, 2012

Make Small Funnels for Spices Bought in Bulk

Guest Writer:  Ruth Morse
Fun With Funnels
As I have written in the past, I like to buy spices in bulk from Pine Ridge Grocery Store, Bainbridge-- a store run by Mennonite folk. The spices are good quality and the prices are so much cheaper than good quality sold in groceries. The problem is they come in little tubs and it can be messy transferring the spice into a usable shaker bottle.

I have found a FREE solution to the problem. Well, almost free since we live in a state with nickel bottle deposits, so we do sacrifice a whopping five cents for this method.

Take an empty water bottle and cut around the bottle about 2-3 inches from the top.

The neck of the bottle is just the right size to fit into regular spice bottles and the opening is large enough for dry spices to pass through easily......

The bottle is easy to cut with a kitchen knife. Getting it straight is easier if your bottle has ridges around the middle: just follow the ridge. Even if it isn’t very straight, who cares?

Isn’t this a wonderful cheap idea? Isn’t this a boring article? If you want excitement, you can click the link above to my prior post about spices and how I alphabetize them and the terribly exciting little video clip.

By the way, if you don’t want to wash the new funnel, throw it away and make another new one any time you want. Just don’t turn me in to the green people.

A little secret: the only green I am interested in is the cash kind. If recycling or reusing or revamping something saves me cash, I am interested. If it costs me money, forget it!

...and one more thing......
uh, I'll get back to you when I remember it.
The Cheap Senior Citizen is a Guest Writer who occasionally shares helpful hints she has learned through her experience.

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