If you’re devoting more than two shelves in your pantry to your food storage containers, it’s time for a serious change. After all, these handy kitchen containers are supposed to bring order to your kitchen, not chaos!
Because we know that wild Tupperware containers are a problem in most homes, we enlisted the help of our favorite organizer-extraordinaire, Kathryn from Do It On a Dime, to guide us through the process of purging, purchasing, and reordering these kitchen staples.
In her video, Kathryn offers many brilliant ideas for organizing food storage containers, but she says anyone can start with themselves by following these 3 simple steps…
Let’s do a bit of an experiment…
Open up your kitchen cupboards and pull out the food storage containers that you actually use regularly. Crazy, right?!
When we did this, we found that we only tend to use the same five containers on a monthly basis, even though we had another 3 full sets in there.
Once we realized this, we promptly chucked the cheap-o, plastic variety, then narrowed our options down to the food storage containers that we actually LIKE using. This short purging session ended up generating 2 full shelves of extra space that we didn’t have at the beginning of the process.
Create a drawer system.
One of the easiest ways to ensure your favorite food storage containers are always within reach is to add a drawer system. Installing drawers in your cabinets will give you a better view of what you have when you clean up after a meal.
We know that adding one of these organizational tools can seem a bit daunting, but at $20 each and with minimal work, this little project is within reach of most cooks.
Move on to glass.
If you really want to become a home god or goddess, we think it’s time you replace those flimsy plastic Tupperware with glass.
These stylish containers are dishwasher safe, microwave safe, and can even be covered with foil and placed in the oven for easy reheating. The best part is that these containers are not porous like plastic, so they don’t smell or absorb germs from food.
While Kathryn admits that this variety of glass tends to cost more than the typical plastic type, she says that these days you can find them in many discount stores at very low prices.
Now that you know the basics, it’s time to get some sound advice on buying the best food storage containers, preparing meals for kids and the virtues of stacking Tupperware.