We used to have a thread very similar to this in the old place, and I have wanted to add information here. There were always such great tips from people there! I end up with too many of the plastic cartons with snap on lids that have cottage cheese, sour cream, etc. The printing on it may not bother anyone else, but in my teacher training, we were taught to clean off excess labels, stickers, etc. and to make containers more attractive. This may not be news to others, but I have found that nail polish remover will remove the writing on the outside of the carton. Then I can relabel the carton, if I choose to, with a Sharpie marker. If I was still teaching, I could see using these cleaned up cartons for holding all kinds of things, such as crayons, glue sticks, etc. I can also see using them for odds and ends of hardware pieces when working on projects. Sometimes I use the lids for these plastic cartons turned upside down as another barrier under plants in pots. I also use the cartons for starting some seeds.