If you keep your white sugar in the original bag, I’m sure you have to fight with loose granules every time you open it. I don’t have that problem because I keep the sugar in a very large plastic container. I buy the big ten pound bag from Sam’s and the whole thing fits in my container.
When I need sugar for a recipe, I do not have a problem with measuring with a spoon or a measuring cup. It also is easy to get a large quantity to pour into the sugar shaker. I don’t use the measuring cups or a new clean cup every time I need to fill the sugar shaker or to grab a bunch for a recipe that I don’t have to measure. I have something special that I keep in the sugar container to use for just those purposes.
When Alyssa was a very, very young child, I purchased a Winnie the Pooh dinner plate, fork, spoon, bowl and cup for her. It was always my favorite. Eventually Alyssa got too old for the cup and after hundreds of uses by her tiny, sweet hands holding it up to her lips for a “dwink,” it was retired. For years the Winnie the Pooh cup was in the cup cabinet…unused. I kept it towards the front so that every time I opened the cabinet, I could see the cup and enjoy the wonderful feeling it brought with the sweet memories.
A few years ago, with the Winnie the Pooh cup still in the front of the kitchen glass cabinet, I finally thought of a way that it could be used again…
Sweet memories, held in a sweet cup, that was used by my sweet daughter, now being used in the sweet sugar container.