Operation Make Lunch Interesting: DIY Hack
So, I have been working hard trying to find the best way to keep my boy’s sandwiches warm in their lunchbox.
I have tried a few things:
- I bought a hot/cool pack that you warm up in the microwave. It was too big and bulky.
- My Mother-in-law is working on sewing me some mini rice bags and an insulator pouch. We brainstormed a bit…so stay tuned.
- My 3rd and final DIY Hack - A Mylar Thermal Wrap
So, I was really hoping my idea #3 would be a Brilliant idea. It came to me while falling asleep one night. I thought to myself…”Why don’t I try wrapping the sandwiches in the Emergency Thermal Blankets they use to wrap post-marathon runners up with?” Hmmm, I thought that just might work. So I ordered some from Amazon. Cut them to size. And gave it a whirl.
Verdict: Sadly, it was not a brilliant idea BUT a GOOD one. The sandwiches weren’t “warm” at lunchtime BUT they weren’t “cold” either. But, they don’t get soggy so that it why I am calling it a good idea vs a brilliant one.
I was happy with myself for coming up with the idea. I thought it was pretty creative. And I was thrilled to know that my brain still works in that way. Sometimes I wonder if my brain still works at all. #momlife
Growing up I LOVED the show MacGyver. Does anyone remember that show or does that date me? As a teen, of course, I thought he was super cute. 😉 But I truly loved how he always repurposed things and made something out of nothing! I was fascinated.
Maybe that is what led me to a career in Interior Redesign!? I love using what people have to make their homes beautiful. I have to be super spontaneous and crazy creative. We often say it is like pulling a rabbit out of a hat! I get such a rush when I make the magic happen.
Anyway…the emergency mylar blankets are super cheap. So, it won’t cost you a lot to try it. And, they come in multi-packs. You can throw some in the glove compartment of your car in case of an emergency. #safetydoesnttakeavacation
Back to the drawing board for me!!! Anyone have any more suggestions?