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I am trying to eliminate the plastic in our house, but I'm at a loss as to what to store my baking "supplies" in, like flour, sugars, etc. Right now they are in Tupperware bins. I need to store them pretty securely, because we've had problems with moths in the past.<br><br>
What do you do?
 

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We've had the same moth problem. So now, we store all our dry goods (including baking stuff) in air-tight glass canisters. They're easy to find at thrift stores and fairly cheap, and they make huge ones for flour, etc.
 

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I asked this same question in Mindful Home Management a couple weeks ago. A lot of people said they used canning jars. I found some glass canisters with the locking top at Ikea and bought a couple to see if I like them, they seem very nice, but I don't know how I'll like actually removing the flour from them. At least they'll be better than my previous system of rolling the paper bag of flour up slightly and shoving it in the cupboard.
 

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i am of the same quandry. except we buy 25 and 50 lb bags of flour, sugar, rice, beans etc.,. right now they are in the paper bag they came in. the only affordable option i can think of is brand new (aired out in the sun of course) 5 gallon plastic buckets.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> any more suggestions?
 

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Found the other thread: <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=913147" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=913147</a>
 

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I use glass canisters from Ikea or 1/2 gallon mason jars.
 

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Big glass pickle jars. They have metal screw-on lids, and will hold an entire 5-lb bag of flour. You can find them at garage sales or through caterers and resturants, if you're not up to committing to eating a huge container of pickles. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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That's what we were using for a while, but we had bug problems with them since the lids aren't air tight once you first open them. After a while, we even layered plastic wrap between the jars and the lids, hoping to keep the little buggers out, but no luck. I finally just tossed them all. But the pickles were yummy!
 
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