Food Storage Container Organization Solved

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$15
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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.
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.
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  • Kerry Evans Kerry Evans on Feb 06, 2021

    Don't you hate those obnoxious shelves with the short shelf at the top?! I have them in my rental too. They are not conducive to easy storing! I think you did a good thing here, thank you for sharing. I have a set of lock n lock that are supposed to store all together, but if any is in use or in the sink it just doesn't work that way!

  • Jane Jane on Dec 23, 2021

    I see this is a year old. Still good idea and pettiness still prevails in our country. So sad…

  • Carol Carol on Dec 24, 2021

    I don't have cabinets, only drawers in my kitchen. Any suggestions for storage in drawers would be appreciated.

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  • Janerose Janerose on Jan 01, 2022

    I did something similar for our cleaning supplies, our plant food etc. n our food bags n wraps…

  • AnnM AnnM on Jan 01, 2022

    I, too, live in an apartment without much storage space. Thank you for this wonderful idea! Looks like my New Year 2022 will be filled with getting things back in shape! HAPPY 2022!!

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