Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Be creative - save money! Use old containers to store food stuffs rather than spend money to buy commercial containers.
For example - use cottage cheese, yogurt, or sour cream containers to send left overs home when your adult children visit. Use them to store food items in the fridge. Not as convenient as see-through plastic containers, but you can easily discard them and not even feel bad.
Use ginger snap canisters (they are quite large) to store rice, barley, or other grains on your turnaround cupboard. They are waterproof, pest proof, and quite convenient and the price is right.
You get the idea. Find ways to reuse those canisters. I store my rice in old Nesquik canisters. I make notes to myself on the lid - cooking instructions or just id labels. They don't make the handy style anymore with the fancy handle.