wear gloves. seriously, major life hack for sensory dysphoria.
individually pack things yourself from bulk purchases right away. It can be a lovely experience, making forty little gifts to your future self.
It’s a worse tradeoff to have to engage with bad packaging every time you want a thing. you get efficiency benefits from dealing with that all at once. you’re very correct to point that out.
Small reusable containers exist! get beautiful ones, get neatly stackable ones, get convenient ones.
part of *my* experience with disposables is wincing at the environmental externalities
Deli paper, metal foil, plastic sheets and bags.
Make plates stackable in your fridge. Repurpose something used to store pot lids, probably
Thanks. What kind of gloves do you suggest?
Latex or nitrile, like you’d find at a hospital.
Most grocery stores will sell reusable rubbery gloves for cleaning, but those are usually too thick and oversized to get the fine motor control I want when cooking.