The dreaded food storage container area of my cabinet was driving me crazy. It was always a mess and we could never find the right lid for the container we were using. It was all very frustrating!
I was inspired again by Kathryn at Do It On a Dime to get this area organized once and for all. She suggested pull out drawers and I looked for some solutions online but the cabinet we use for the containers is very narrow and I wasn't finding much.
Kathryn suggests these steps for taming the food storage clutter:
1) Go through your containers and only keep what you use. They seem to multiply. Also make sure you have a lid for every container. I had some lids with no matching container and vice versa.
2) Try and keep only containers that nest within each other to save space. I can see everything that have in one place.
3) Upgrade to glass when possible (still working on this). Plastic containers are good for school lunches so I'm keeping my set from Ikea which takes up very little footprint.
4)Keep the lids in their own pull-out drawer. If you don't have a drawer, a Dollar Tree dish pan can do the trick. I had a whole stash of these from this tween spa party, way back when.
The dishpan easily slides in and out of the lower part of the cabinet. I can also bring up to the counter when I'm packing food up after a meal. It is so convenient. This zero-cost update/project has made my food storage life so much easier!
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