How do I store all my plastic containers with lids?

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  • Emily Emily on Nov 02, 2019

    This is really a problem. This a.m. I nested some same sized together and put them in a small plastic drawer thing. I keep round lids in a mesh bag and square ones in another mesh bag. But it always seems there are a lot of "orphan" lids and containers! In my basement I have a wicker lidded basket with some in it but these have not been used yet. Sometimes I think it would be easier to keep glass jars and use them. Or to use zip lock bags.

  • Eigle Rose Eigle Rose on Nov 02, 2019

    Use magazine/file folder/catalog holders that are low on the front and higher in the back. They are super cheap (99 cents). They take up small cabinet space. I stack all the containers and file the lids upright in the organizer. It is quite easy to match the size lid to the size of the container.


  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Nov 02, 2019

    Hi Mona,

    I stack the round, square and rectangular containers on a shelf, then I have one container for ALL of the lids. I try to keep them in some kind of order, but with more than one person using them, it doesn't always work. ;) Every now and then I'll take all the containers out and make sure they all have lids before putting them back into order again. Wishing you the best.

  • Deb K Deb K on Nov 02, 2019

    Hi Mona, this video has some cool ideas for this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi2HO5uTcC0

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    • Deb K Deb K on Nov 03, 2019

      Hi Emily, I don't have any large drawers like that video either but I used a larger box and cut 1 side out to access it, then stacked the plastics in in very similar to the drawers demo on the video

  • Mona Goldenberg Mona Goldenberg on Nov 04, 2019
    Thank you everyone. I will try s