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I have to pack dh lunch and breakfast everyday. Any tips. I try not to use ziplock but have been back to using lately. When I do I try to get him to bring it home so we can wash it out and reuse but sometimes he forgets.

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how about containers instead of bags? a little bulkier but easier to wash and reuse.

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We use WrapNMats and love them
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how about containers instead of bags? a little bulkier but easier to wash and reuse.
I second using containers. I also make dh lunch everyday and use to use baggies.

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I use unbleached wax paper bags and masonary jars in my DHs lunch. Sometimes use containers I bought from Ikea that are ok plastic
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thank yo fot the tips. Those mats look really neat. I have tried containers but I don't always get them back from him.
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What about something like To-Go-Ware? I think these are great. If you do order this or anything off of reusablebags.com, use the coupon code mth6cp and you'll 20% off your total.
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Why doesn't he pack his own meals?
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What about a Laptop Lunch system? We just got one for DD, but adults can use them too!

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I pack DF's lunch in containers. Sometimes he'll ask his friends that he eats lunch with for their empty ziplock bags and bring them home for me to rinse out and re-use.

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I've been considering these, so I'm glad to hear that you like them! Do they wash easily?
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He packs them some and I pack them some. Depends on playing with the kids.

I like the wrap and mat and maybe i'll look at the laptop lunches. they are having a co-op on those now. I use Masonary jars a lot also.
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The Laptop Lunchboxes are neat, but you can find comparable things at places like Target and Wal-Mart, too. We've used those reuseable Glad containers for a long time, because the small ones are a great size. Keep them cool with mini coolpacks and/or pack them inside a large, lead-free insulated lunchbox. Or you can track down true bento boxes at Asian grocery stores.
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Why doesn't he pack his own meals?
Who cares? She didn't ask for opinions on who should pack his lunch, just on the actual packing. Don't you do anything for your partner that she could for herself?
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I've been considering these, so I'm glad to hear that you like them! Do they wash easily?
I just spray with vinegar/water and wipe off with a sponge or wash rag. Very easy
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Who cares? She didn't ask for opinions on who should pack his lunch, just on the actual packing. Don't you do anything for your partner that she could for herself?
well put vbactivist,I was just about to write something similar but I thought that I would finish the thread first.I always pack dh's lunch,I like to make his life a little easier considering he is off to work at 5am,you know,seeing as we are a team and all.

back to topic,
I use a tupperware thing for dh,it has 4 compartments and it's big enough to make him remember to bring it home.just keep reminding him,eventually it will sink in BTDT

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We like the WrapNMats for sandwiches. For cold things we'll use plastic containers like gladware. I don't really like heating in the plastic so I use the pyrex containers with the plastic lids for things that will go in the microwave. Those might not be the best choice if he forgets to bring things home though. The gladware is cheap enough that if a few pieces get lost it's not the end of the world.

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I was thinking something big like the tupperware container you are talking about would help him remember to bring it home. I was also wondering if there was biodegradable wrap he could throw away. Just trying to work harder at living a green lifestyle.
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Who cares? She didn't ask for opinions on who should pack his lunch, just on the actual packing. Don't you do anything for your partner that she could for herself?
Kinda thinking the same thing.....as to why you would ask that. :

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OT: ANgelBee - how bout some update pics of that cutie, Mylie??? I mean, its not like you're busy or anything
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I asked because of the way the OP stated what she does. I have to pack dh lunch and breakfast every day.

You put it out there, it's fair game. Like the question, don't like the question, whatever. Public board, fair game.

ETA: Of course I do things for turtle she could do for herself, but I don't talk about them as things I have to do. YMMV, natch.
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OT: ANgelBee - how bout some update pics of that cutie, Mylie??? I mean, its not like you're busy or anything
I have to update them all : Dom has all big teeth in front now

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I asked because of the way the OP stated what she does. I have to pack dh lunch and breakfast every day.

You put it out there, it's fair game. Like the question, don't like the question, whatever. Public board, fair game.

ETA: Of course I do things for turtle she could do for herself, but I don't talk about them as things I have to do. YMMV, natch.
I think it is just reading into the word....KWIM? I have to feed my son Dom (7) I don't really HAVE to....he can do it himself, but I usually do....therefore considering it a personal to-do.....something I have to do

The OP did not sound distressed about making his lunch.....simply seeking a way to be more environmentally aware.

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It's interesting how defensive the reactions are to the question I posed. What's that about I wonder?

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I asked because of the way the OP stated what she does. I have to pack dh lunch and breakfast every day.

You put it out there, it's fair game. Like the question, don't like the question, whatever. Public board, fair game.

ETA: Of course I do things for turtle she could do for herself, but I don't talk about them as things I have to do. YMMV, natch.

I took it to mean, that a lunch has to be packed everyday, I didn't see the emphasis on who it was for. I agree, public board, fair game. Your post was argumentative, and for no real reason.

BTW, what does natch mean?
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It's interesting how defensive the reactions are to the question I posed. What's that about I wonder?

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For me, Its about the fact that I am so tired of people reading into things that aren't there. She asked a simple question about what to a pack a lunch in. IUguess the op could have just said, I have to pack a lunch every day, etc. etc" and not said who it was for. Instead she happens to mention its for her dh and you assumed an issue where there wasn't one.

I wonder what thats about?
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I have to update them all : Dom has all big teeth in front now

Ah, the old, big teeth. It sure does take the last bit of baby out of their faces, huh?
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BTW, what does natch mean?
Naturally. Shorthand from another board--sorry about that.
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Instead she happens to mention its for her dh and you assumed an issue where there wasn't one.

I wonder what thats about?
That's easy--it's about living in a society where women are put upon endlessly by men and expected to do their bidding, no questions asked.
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Naturally. Shorthand from another board--sorry about that.

No problem, and thanks for claryfing. It took me about 2 years to figure out what ymmv meant.
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