The are three important factors that must be acknowledged when packing a basket, regardless of occasion or diet.

When purchasing a basket for picnics, try to settle on a size that will suit your outings. If your picnics aren't frequent and normally include two or three people, there is no need to spend a fortune on an extra-large basket. However, if you go on picnics frequently, you may want to invest in a sturdier, larger basket that will last you a few years.

When packing your basket, try to minimize your use of overly large tupperware. They take up space and will require cleaning later. Instead, opt for parchment paper, aluminum foil or plastic wrap. These wrappers will conform to shape of your food and allow you to easily fit more items into your basket. Should your meal require tupperware (salads, soups, etc), find the size most appropriate to the portion of food you will bring on the picnic.

When packing your basket be sure to pack all tupperware and travel-resistant materials first, to avoid squishing your softer items (sandwiches, cookies, etc). Be sure to include serving utensils as well as place settings (forks, plate, cups, etc) if neccesarry. Avoid over-packing or under-packing by creating a checklist of necessary item to ensure your picnic is care free.