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Food Storage Container Organization Solved

So I am sure we have all had some frustrations with food storage containers at one point or another. My food storage container cabinet was a stinkin' hot mess, so I decided to get a little organized. I decided to combine a couple of different methods I have seen used before. Most of these food storage container organization options can be found at a dollar store and are a great way to get it together! With a file organizer, a dish dry rack, and a bin you too can get your food storage containers in order!

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Time: 20 Minutes Cost: $15 Difficulty: Easy
Guys... this seriously wasn't staged... How sad is this madness? In my defense the lids were more organized a couple days ago, but things got moved around when I needed a bin in the back, and, well, there you have it... madness! Clearly this project was done out of necessity.
STEP 1: Match Up All of Your food storage containers Make sure all the food storage containers you have has its matching lid... if you are anything like me you will have some random extras that can be tossed out. Some lids I found I had literally never seen. It's a little ridiculous.
STEP 2: Put Your Lids in the Drying Rack Once you make sure all of your food storage containers are worth keeping, it is time to start organizing! First, grab your dish drying rack. Take all of your small lids and tuck them into the cutlery drying pocket.
Now take all of your other lids and place them in the plate slots. I organized them by shape and size so that I know where to look from now on!
STEP 3: Stack Your Food Storage Containers in Bins Now grab your bin(s) and stack your food storage containers in the most organized manner you can, and place them in the bin so they fit nicely but also in a neat manner.
STEP 4: Place the Rack and Bin into Your Cabinet Now tuck your bin and dish drying rack back into the cabinet in whichever order you find fitting. I live in an apartment in Brooklyn, so I don't have a ton of cabinet space to spread these out as nicely as I would like, but this is already SOOOO much better than what I had going on.
STEP 5: Drill Your Folder Organizer Onto Your Cabinet Door Now grab your folder organizer and a drill (and a couple screws) and secure it to the door, making sure there is clearance for the door to close without the bin hitting the items inside the cabinet. Once it is secured in place, fill it with any extra or strange shaped lids that didn't fit in the dish drying rack.
Look at all that beauty! I am seriously so pumped at this simple and cheap fix!
Of course you could just use several bins to store both lids and containers, but I kind of like that each lid has it's own little space.
As you can see there is plenty of clearance for the door to close with the desk organizer attached.
  • Tesoro1963
    on Dec 10, 2016

    Wow! It looks so very nice! Good job! I love the fact that there is no need to spend a fortune in bins. I will do this, thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

  • Sarah_s_christian
    on Dec 10, 2016

    I have an identical storage cabinet for my mess. Thanks for the excellent ideas. I shall be purging and reorganizing it this week. I even have all the stuff to do it!

  • A Crafty Mix - Michelle
    A Crafty Mix - Michelle South Africa
    on Dec 11, 2016

    I'm so glad to see someone else had the same problem. What is it with tupperware lids? They either seem to reproduce on their own or run off with one of those odd pair of socks never to be seen again. I love what you did to keep the madness at bay.

    • Cynthia Hemphill Moffett
      Cynthia Hemphill Moffett Dallas, GA
      on Dec 22, 2017

      Yep I recently had to school a young person on the difference in Tupperware and other plastics. She had no idea.

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Dec 12, 2016

    Ahhh I NEED to do this like no ones business.

  • Eleo Radi
    Eleo Radi Italy
    on Dec 15, 2016

    ?more lids than box...

    • Connie Webster
      Connie Webster Hopewell, VA
      on Nov 1, 2017

      This is basically my solution that I have used for years. My daughter and daughter-in-law have finally joined the , clutter free, cabinet club. Stress free way to deal with this madness.

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