I don’t enjoy shopping for food very much, so when I do I like to stock up as much as possible.  I like that Rainy Day Foods has so many of the basic baking items in large quantities, such as salt, flour, and baking soda.  Even foods that I use frequently like spaghetti noodles, muffin mix and rice are available in large sizes.  Because I try to keep bigger amounts on hand, I have looked for ways to keep them fresh and accessible. One thing I do is keep a lot of items in 6 gallon buckets.  If you have any experience with these buckets you’ll know that getting into the lids can be very trying.  I’m so glad I discovered Gamma lids.  These lids will attach to most 4, 5, or 6 gallon buckets and all you have to do is spin the lid to open them.  Rainy Day Foods sells Gamma lids in 6 different colors:  black, red, blue, yellow, orange, and white.  They are a wonderful way to keep your food fresh and they are so easy to get into.  I have some of each color and find it’s a way for me to color-code some items:  a black lid for spaghetti, a yellow lid for rice, etc.  I even have a Gamma lid on our dog food bucket because it’s easier for my kids to get into and therefore, we have fewer spills.  If you have tried these I’m sure you love them, and if you haven’t yet, you really should.


Contributed by Pam Higley