Back to School: Organize With Lunchbox Storage

Lunchboxes are a playful and portable way to keep the little things in your life organized. Think outside the box and use these clever containers in the car, kitchen and bathroom.

By: Jennifer Oneil and Kitty Oneil

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Stationary Center

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Staying in touch is easy when you turn a lunchbox into a personal stationery center.

A lunchbox is the perfect size for note cards, postcards and envelopes, and it can hold your address book too. Look for a funky vintage lunchbox that suits your personality, whether you're Wonder Woman, Blondie or The Six Million Dollar Man. (Blondie© 1969 KING FEATURES SYNDICATE. Blondie created by Murat B. "Chic" Young.)

Recipes

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A sleek silver lunchbox is a great storage solution for all those recipes floating around your kitchen.

Today's recipes come in all shapes and sizes, from computer printouts to index cards. Update the old recipe box with modern silver lunchboxes. Use magnetic labels to separate the main dishes from the desserts, then stash your favorite recipes inside. That's a recipe for success!

Gadgets

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Stop searching the entire house for that one specific cable, organize your messy cords in a lunch pail.

If technology is supposed to make our lives simpler, why does it come with so many cords, cables and accessories? Get a handle on high-tech hodgepodge with classic printed lunchboxes. Use one for each gadget, and you'll never forget where your memory card is again.

Guest Box

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Travel size trinkets stored in a fun lunch box are a great souvenir for visiting guests.

Make houseguests feel at home with a charming display of travel amenities. Fill a sleek silver lunchbox with sample-size shampoos, lotions and soaps. Welcome your visitors with a note that says "Enjoy your stay." So cute, your friends might want it as a souvenir!

Car Goodies

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Store games and crafts for your kids entertainment in these lunch pails.

Keep idle hands busy in waiting rooms, on road trips and when you're stuck in traffic by packing a fun-to-go box for each member of the family. Think crayons for the kiddo, a Game Boy for the tween and Sudoku puzzles for Mom. Just grab the boxes as you head out the door, and turn cranky time into fun time.

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