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Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Tupperware

Leftovers can be a beautiful thing. 

From pizza to meatloaf and everything in between, leftovers make the best lunches for work, school, and quick dinners.

Combining and containing last night’s dinner into neat and tidy containers makes leftover lunches easy and convenient. While many brands have popped up over the last 60 years, Tupperware remains the tried and true.

While we don’t think twice about our kitchen containers, there are a few fun facts about Tupperware that might just surprise you.

1.The first Tupperware models were actually called Wonder Bowls.

Earl Tupper was a passionate inventor that didn’t make his big break until the 1940’s. After the Depression, he found himself working at a plastic factory that inspired him to set out to use the plastic for different things. With some trial and error, the Wonder Bowl made its debut in the 1940’s.

2. The Tupperware bowls made it to the Museum of Modern Art in 1956

As the Tupperware containers of the 1950’s married form and function, their design elements really set them apart from other kitchen gadgets of its time. By 1956, the Museum of Modern Art had Tupperware displays and there was a bustling retail location on New York City’s cosmopolitan 5th Avenue.

3. A housewife saved the Tupperware company.

The Tupperware container as we know it almost didn’t take off. Earl Tupper was a master inventor but was a horrible salesman. A divorced, single mom with an 8th-grade education decided to sell Tupperware instead of brooms and sales soared. Her secret to success were parties in the suburbs where she introduced other housewives to the product and all its modern conveniences. 

4. In the 90’s, some containers featured Braille.

In the early 90’s, Tupperware sought to make the brand more inclusive. They released a line of containers that featured Braille volume indications on the bottom. They were the first storage container to ever feature Braille.

5. Vintage Tupperware is worth some big bucks.

Before you throw out all your inherited Tupperware containers with retro patterns and colors, think again. The Smithsonian Museum has protected over 100 pieces of original Tupperware history from the 40’s through the 70’s. Some collections even retail for 50-75$ for each individual piece!

So before you dig in to last night’s spaghetti, take the opportunity to marvel at the invention in your hands!

Although Tupperware containers don’t have the fame they once had, they’re still an important piece of kitchen history. Without the innovation of a plastic factory employee and a housewife with a vision, the leftovers game might have changed as we know it!



Best Houseplants for Beginners

Nothing spruces up your space quite like an array of gorgeous greenery.

Your green thumb keeps thriving plants on every square inch of your home, transforming it into a lush oasis. After all, what design shoot is complete without some carefully coordinated plants in the foreground?

Doesn’t sound familiar?

You’re not alone. Not everyone was born with mother nature’s gift of a green thumb and some of us avoid plants altogether as the more humane thing to do. Nothing is more of a bummer than a bunch of sad plants on your counter top.

Not to worry!

We’ve come up with a list of all the hardy plants that will take your kitchen design to the next level with minimal effort required. These plants are survivors in all types of environments and before you know it, you’ll be going green and staying green.

Spider Plant

While it sounds scary, the Spider Plant is a happy houseplant for the beginners. They like to climb and make great hanging baskets over windows or in sunny corners of your kitchen. They’re easy to re-pot and are quick to grow new babies for your new-found plant collection.

Succulents

Succulents might be a little more delicate than most, but they still make the perfect plant for new gardeners. They get chilly easily so the best place for them is a sunny table, but with a once per week watering schedule, they’re as low maintenance as it gets. These guys even come in all shapes, sizes, and colors.

Lucky Bamboo

Now, who couldn’t use some extra luck lying around? Lucky Bamboo plants grow quickly and their rocky planters make water maintenance a breeze. They make great desk and windowsill plants, but will quickly outgrow their original pot.

Aloe

While we hope that burns aren’t commonplace in your kitchen, having an Aloe plant nearby is always a good idea. These are in the succulent family and can be used to treat skin irritations and burns. They’re quick growers, require minimal water and sunlight to flourish. As the sprouts grow larger and heavier, support their limbs with a ribbon or tie backs to prevent the aloe from breaking apart from the weight.

There really is a plant for everyone.

Before giving up on houseplants for good, try one of the hardy varieties on our list. Who knows, they might just make a gardening pro out of you!


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