Thanks to Daily Buzz Moms Tastemaker program and Clorox, I received a back to school kit:
CloroxⓇ Disinfecting Wipes, pkg. of 35 wipes
GladⓇ To Go Lunch Containers, (4) 4 c. bowls, lids and 2 T. dressing cup
BritaⓇ Bottle, 24 oz. with filter
As a teacher, I know first hand how important it is to keep germs at bay. We would teach the students to cough or sneeze into their elbows instead of their hands.
Think of all the things that are shared by students in the classroom: door knobs, scissors, computer keyboards, backs of chairs, etc.
Clorox disinfecting wipes can also help keep germs from spreading. A local news station did a study of germs left behind on shopping carts and found that these Clorox wipes kill 80-100% of the bugs in 17 or the 23 samples. These wipes are available at Amazon for around $3 for a package of 35 wipes. Works for me!
I'm excited about these To Go lunch containers. When I was teaching, I always packed a lunch and loved having salads, although it was tricky to pack the dressing. I searched the big name clubs to find small packets of dressing, to no avail. I ended up getting a mini-fridge for my office to store a bottle of my favorite dressing.
No longer ~ these To Go lunch containers have the perfect 2T. size cup that snaps into the lid for easing packing and pouring....what a life saver! When snapped securely, the dressing does not leak!
These containers hold 4 cups are sturdier than their "disposable" counterparts, BPA free, dishwasher and freezer safe. I found these on Amazon for $17.24 ... a little pricey, but remember, these are NOT disposable...you can re-use them over and over again.
In the newer schools that I have taught in, the drinking water has always tasted "metallic" (new pipes?) to me. I have used Brita water pitchers for years and was thrilled to see a personal bottle version. The filter is conveniently located under the lid ... fill with tap water and you're ready to go!
The first time you use the bottle, you need to "activate" the charcoal filter by squeezing a full bottle of water through it. The first squeeze came out with gray-ish water, but turned clear after the second and successive squeezes.
The water tastes great, but the bottle is difficult to squeeze...not great for someone with arthritis or young kids. The filter will need to be replaced every two months or up to 20 gallons of water. I've heard that using one of these Brita bottles can save you up to 300 bottles of store bought water!
Remember, this is filtered water, not purified water, a good thing to remember in an emergency situation. The bottle costs around $7-$10 and the filters are around $8 for a 2 pack. At Costco, you can buy 24 bottles of water for about $5. I'll let you do the math.
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