By Noreen Doll.
Once you’ve found a bag of apples or other produce that is fairly unblemished, how do you get them home without major bruising?
During the process of checking out, my apples frequently got banged around so much by the cashier that I expected to find rotten applesauce when I got the apples home.
So I needed to find a way to get them safely through the checking out process.
As I was wandering down the canned goods aisle, I noticed that the cans are put out in their boxes, but the boxes are cut way down so you can see the labels on the cans.
Some of the boxes were empty or had only one can in them.
I realized that a bag of apples, peaches, or pears would fit nicely in the box.
I replace the box, with apples, in the cart and take it to my car like that. I put the box in my trunk, and when I get home, carry it into the house still loaded.
This way, my apples or other produce is barely handled, and is much less bruised than it used to be. It keeps longer that way, too.
And the box can be reused to hold a craft project that is in progress, or to hold Legos or crayons that are in use. The box is easy to put away while keeping the contents neatly together.
Or you can organize your own canned goods at home in it.