Amanda C, Hometalk Team
Amanda C, Hometalk Team
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  • Brooklyn, NY

Food Storage Container Organization Solved

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20 Minutes

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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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.
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tupperware organization, organizing
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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Look at all that beauty! I am seriously so pumped at this simple and cheap fix!
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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.
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As you can see there is plenty of clearance for the door to close with the desk organizer attached.
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Have a question about this project?

3 of 17 questions
  • Sim31265846
    on Apr 16, 2018

    What size screw did you use in the cupboard door in order for it not to show on the other side.

    • John Ed Farris
      on Nov 3, 2018

      One short enough to not go all the way through. Measure the thickness of your cabinet door, or use some double sided industrial strength sticky tape.

  • Janice
    on Oct 27, 2018

    How long do you think it will stay like that ???

  • Red
    on Nov 14, 2018

    This has inspired me to do something like that with my storage items. How would you store multiple measuring cups? I feel I need them all.

    • Ruth
      on Feb 5, 2019

      Also you can install the small command strips on the cabinet door. Works great.

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  • Louise Bobbitt Glay
    on Nov 6, 2018

    I got one of those metal organisers for pots and skillets and my Pyrex dishes stacked perfectly in it! I also used a wire basket for my plastic containers.

  • Jamie
    on Jan 4, 2019

    I got rid of every piece of Rubbermaid I owned and all those red lids. I kept 8 clear containers from Ollies to take food to work and my nice Tupperware plastics after I cooked a huge roast or something. Honestly why do we all collect so many plastics???

    • Nana2six
      on Jan 22, 2019

      I keep the junk plastics to send leftovers home with my family because my good stuff doesn't get back to me:). They can then keep or throw away and what I do have is kept organized well but I love this idea for inspiration.

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