I am an avid hot-tea drinker, averaging 4-6+ cups a day (a tea snob, really, but that’s another post). I’m also a frugal problem-solver. I’ve been making (and carrying) my own tea in travel mugs for a while. But I’m also a little on the clumsy side. And I spill things A LOT. So I needed a Creative Solution for a Spill-Proof Travel Mug.
The Contigo Travel Mug is truly one of my favorite things. People who have them rave about them in cult-like fashion. I have four of the 16 ounce travel mugs; my husband has two. I drink twice as much tea as he drinks coffee.
Why I love Contigo Travel Mugs:
- They do not leak
- They are dishwasher safe.
- The lid is 100% dishwasher safe. No valve to clean or gasket to worry about ruining.
- It’s recommended that you hand wash the bottom so that the color doesn’t chip off the mug. Notice the chipped paint on the red mug? That’s from 2 or 3 years in the dishwasher, which doesn’t bother me at all. So putting the whole thing in the dishwasher may affect its aesthetic beauty, but not its function.
- They keep hot stuff hot for a really long time.
- They also keep cold stuff cold.
- Sometimes we like to bring an adult beverage to the pool in the summer… or the park… or wherever… and in the Contigo travel mug offers a multi-faceted Creative Solution on this front.
Amazon has them in a variety of colors, so when I prepare my different varieties of tea, I know which flavor is in which mug. And/or (gasp!) how to tell the difference between my tea and my husband’s coffee. The lids are also color coded, so his coffee stained lid doesn’t ever touch my lips.
I use a cute, fun, and functional “Littles Carry-All Caddy” from ThirtyOne for $12 (plus shipping; and you can get it monogrammed if you’d like).
If you’re interested in this handy little tote, may I recommend my friend Stephanie, who is a ThirtyOne consultant.
I have a few of these Carry-All Caddies… One hangs on a hook by my back door with all the sunscreen and bug spray bottles. When we went camping, we used one to hold the toilet paper, towel, and handsoap as a “bathroom caddy.” They’re just the perfect size and shape.