Am I the only one who has trouble storing those Tupperware bowls and food storage containers?? I seem to collect them as we have empty lunchmeat containers, margarine containers, and Cool Whip containers! My Mom has quite a collection of food storage containers, too, so maybe it’s genetic?? And she got some of her containers from HER Dad!
I was so tired of the mess with plastic and lids, not to mention that plastic wasn’t good for heating things up in the microwave. Over the years, I went to using microwave-safe Tupperware containers and very recently, I moved to using glass to store leftovers. I learned that I really liked the look of the containers and that they were easier to store and find.
Does this look familiar?? This isn’t my cabinet, but I remember a time when it looked like this!!
I have organized my containers in two different ways. Neither one is “right” or “best.” Feel free to try one of these ways to help your drawer or cabinet look better and stay organized! It’s always a good thing when you can find what you’re looking for quickly!
This cabinet is organized by shape. The circular containers are on one shelf and the rectangular & square ones are on the bottom. Notice that I kept the lids on top of each container. If you’re going to do this, just make sure that the glass is completely dry before adding the lid or you might just have a mold issue (ick.)
Here’s another way that I’ve organized them. What I did was “nest” the same shaped containers and then store the lids separately. I used a box at the time – Organizing doesn’t have to cost a lot of money!
How do you store your food containers?? Which one of these ways makes the most sense to you??