We actually pay a lot for all the disposable containers we throw away. Those empty coffee bean sacks, peanut cans with plastic lids, plastic snap-lid baby-wipe boxes, mint tins and baby food jars can bring order to shop chaos. Use them to hold the leftover project nuts and bolts, electrical outlets, screws, eyelets, PVC ﬁttings, wire connectors, washers and nails that typically haunt dark shelf corners. So, check your empties and recycle them locally, on your home shop’s shelves. Thanks to reader Howard Greenberg for adding this recycling twist to grocery shopping.