If you're looking for a cost-effective way to organize, small, plastic containers are great for so many reasons.
You can use them for storing food, of course, but also for those small craft items like buttons, beads or yarn, even extra craft paints that have been mixed but left unused. Another good use is housing small items in the garage or tool area like screws, nails or drill bits. The larger containers are great for all of those small toys like Legos, Beyblades, army men, marbles or the prizes from Happy Meals.
From the kitchen to the craft room, there are literally hundreds of uses for those small, plastic containers. So keep your take-out containers and you can even save yourself some money while you keep yourself organized.