June 21, 2017 by Robin @ Imperial Crochet
Do you use a cereal keeper when you crochet? Well, if you don’t, you might want to start after reading this!
Several years ago, I purchased a set of three cereal keepers… for my cereal. We live in the southeast and the humidity is a real cereal killer. It can kill a box of cereal within hours after opening it.
Over time, I discovered they can be used for many other purposes and they especially come in very handy when I crochet.
Here’s the top 5 times that I use a cereal keeper while crocheting.
Reason Number One
After chasing yarn around the room for the umpteenth time I learned that they make awesome yarn holders!
I had an empty one sitting on the kitchen counter one day when the light bulb went off in my head. That wonderful little Rubbermaid container could keep the yarn from rolling away and getting chased by my cat. I tried it. I loved it and kept right on using it. In fact, after that, it has never held cereal again.
To use it this way, simply plop your skein inside, pull the strand through the hole at the top, seal the container without closing the hole section and now the yarn can’t roll away from you anymore. The large hole in the lid makes it easy for the yarn to be pulled from the top.
Next up… learn the unique ways how I use the other 2 cereal containers I have.
Reason Number Two
They keep small crochet projects all together and in one place so there’s no searching for your scissors, or the correct size hook every time you want to go back to the project. Everything fits and is ready, and waiting for you whenever the urge to hook hits you.
Reason Number Three
You can store all of your little leftover balls of yarn in one place so that you can see what colors you have without having them rolling around your craft area.
I don’t know about you but I have a problem with throwing away my leftover yarn when I’m done with a project. I live in fear that I might need just a tiny little piece. So, I roll up my leftovers into balls and keep them in a cereal keeper.
Reason Number Four
If you’re a crochet seller, you can keep a bunch of your smallest items fresh and dust-free inside of a sealed cereal keeper.
I use a large plastic storage box for my larger items such as shawls and blankets but when it comes to little things like crochet earrings and key rings, a cereal keeper can come in mighty handy.
Reason Number Five
They keep your cereal fresh and crisp. they work especially well in the summertime to keep the humidity out.
What can I say. Us crocheters do get hungry every now and then and a nice bowl of crispy cereal can really hit the spot!
Do you have any makeshift things you use while crocheting? Tell me all about it. I love hearing from my readers.
And now that you know how many great uses these amazing containers have…
Do you need more cereal keepers?
You can get the same 3 pack set I use at Amazon.
Here’s a quick link that will take you there so you can learn more and purchase yours today!
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