DIY Free Storage Solution for All Those Food Storage Container Lids!

Borei Design
by Borei Design
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How to finally get all those storage lids under control using an upcycled container.
I don't know about you guys but I'm always losing and finding all those storage lids for food containers shoved here there and everywhere.
When I found this box I knew it would be perfect to tame the mess but who wants to keep clean lids in a dusty old box?

(Note: if you are unable to find a box with an opening you like, you can simply cut your own opening on the side of a square box using a box cutter)
I found the solution laying at the bottom of my pantry, a roll of Contact paper (peel and stick shelf liner paper). Contact paper has a plastic coating that can be wiped clean. If you don't have on hand, you can pick it up in many different prints at most dollar stores for a mere dollar or two.
I covered the entire box (inside and out) and sealed each seam and corner with heavy duty box tape.
Now I can keep them all in once place and easily flip through them to find the one I need! Yaaaay! FINALLY!

For more easy, organization solutions be sure to check out the organization section on my blog using the link below and happy crafting! :)
Suggested materials:
  • Cardboard Box   (Recycle Bin)
  • Contact Paper   (Dollar Store)
  • Packing/Box Tape   (Dollar Store)
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  • Bonnie Bonnie on Sep 21, 2017
    Looks good, but when u r limited on space, where do u put the box to where it looks good? 😏

  • MYR28643221 MYR28643221 on Sep 21, 2017

  • Rita Rita on Mar 04, 2021

    Idea...How about perm marker each lid & matching bottom a #

    then, it’s easy to find the match?

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  • Pat Satran Pat Satran on Jun 19, 2021

    For years no matter how organized we get our others don’t get it, my last attempt is working. Black sharpie write a number on the matching lid the same number. They can’t say which lid goes with what. I started with #1 - #11, they are now in my cabinet in deep shoe boxes lids under containers. 💡

  • Betsy Betsy on Nov 11, 2021

    This is a great idea! Only yesterday I was hunting for a lid that went to a container. I had lids all over the floor, being flung about by the cats! :(, and then had to gather them all up and find a place to put them back. This idea, along with the number thing, will make my life easier, although the cats will be bummed :)