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9 things that will make bringing lunch to work every day easier

No more sad desk lunches!

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Buying lunch can be great, but packing lunch can help you save money, use up leftovers, and stay healthy. But it's a lot easier if you have the right tools!

Whether you're lugging lunch to work or toting a picnic out to the beach, here's everything you need to keep your food fresh and organized. No more brown bags for you!

1. For bringing lunch to work: Uinstone lunch bag

Uinstone lunchbag
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Adorable enough to bring anywhere without looking out of place, but still totally insulated.

Buy now for $9.99 on Amazon.

2. For any occasion: Hango insulated lunch box, set of 2

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Surprisingly non-dorky. A cooler bag with no extra frills.

Buy now for $22.99 on Amazon.

3. For kid-sized meals: Omiebox bento lunch box

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Technically for kids, but with an insulated bowl and other features adults can appreciate.

Buy now for $39.50 on Amazon.

4. For holding your food securely: Glasslock 18-piece container set

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We tested a bunch of container sets and this was our favorite! Pack your lunch in these and know they’re great for reheating and unlikely to break or leak.

Buy now for $34.99 on Amazon.

5. For keeping things separate: Bentgo eco-friendly lunch container

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Put the main course below and toppings, side dishes, and/or condiments up top.

Buy now for $14.99 on Amazon.

6. For fun: iColor neoprene lunch bag

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Insulated to keep your food hot or cold, covered in ridiculous photos to keep you smiling.

Buy now for $13.99 on Amazon.

7. For making use of mason jars: Cuppow canning jar lunchbox adaptor

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Got a lot of mason jars? This nifty little device will split it into two compartments to make it easy to fill with salads or other lunch items.

Buy now for $8.99 on Amazon.

8. For liquids: Thermos Funtainer 12 ounce bottle

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A classic, sleek thermos to keep hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold.

Buy now for $14.99 on Amazon.

9. For keeping it all cool: Bentology ice pack three-pack

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Lighter and more flexible than the hard plastic kind, but reviewers claim it stays cold all day! Bonus: super cute.

Buy now for $9.95 on Amazon.

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