WFMW – Plastic Tumblers

For this week’s Works for Me Wednesday, I have a tip that is especially helpful to those with larger than the average families, or for those families with younger children. On a recent trip to Sam’s Club, I spent a little time in the catering area. You know that part of the store where they sell really large pans. I spied a box with 12 plastic tumblers in it. They held 20-ounces. Suddenly, a light bulb went off, and I thought of the mismatched glassware we had in our cabinet. Over the years we have had nice glassware, and I mean “glass” in the word “glassware.” So our glasses were a bit mismatched, and I only had a small number of those lovely Tupperware plastic cups. So I bit the bullet and bought the set of 12 matching plastic tumblers! Those same tumblers that you would see in a restaurant setting. After bringing them home, my family OOOOHHHH–ed and AAAAAHHHH-ed over them, and we washed them and put them to use. They are WONDERFUL!! Now all 7 of us (baby gets a sippy cup still) have matching cups at dinner, and it does not matter if one falls from the table. One of the most attractive features of our new “plasticware” was the price! They were quite affordable. Next time you visit your local warehouse-type store, check out some of their catering supplies. You might be surprised at what you find there. I am attaching a stock photo of mine for your pleasure.

Have a blessed day! Tami

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Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at


WFMW – Plastic Tumblers — 6 Comments

  1. what a great idea! we had some wonderful matching plastic tumblers like this but recently switched to a great set of heavy duty glass… but a number of them have broken in just the last few months…so it might be time to go back to plastic:-)

  2. Just in time idea for me. AAbout three yeaerts ago I went to ebay and bought about 10 larger size kids tumblers (a bit bigger that than normal bells). Well we are down to 4 now and I was thinking about getting more. But this tip is perfect as the boys are bigger and how great to match at the table. Thanks.
    My WFMW is on decluttering (with a new WFMW pink image)

  3. Very cool. We have thought about doing similar but wanted the kids to learn to use glass and bought a HUGE set of glass tumblers, putting the extras away for future use. IT has worked out very well.

  4. Thanks so much for this information! My youngest (and 3rd child) just switched from sippy cups to regular full time, and I just don’t have enough plastic cups for all three without doing dishes every day! I have been scouring the internet all day to find someone (other than tupperware) who sells plastic cups, and your blog here, even at 8 months old, was JUST what I needed! I’d never thought to check Sams! And even better, they sell them on their website, so I don’t have to drive 45 mins to my local store! Thanks so much!

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