Mismatched container, missing lids, and so many pieces aren’t actually tupperware brand! This drawer tends to be the disaster of most kitchens. But it doesn’t have to be. It doesn’t even take a lot of work to keep it organized!
Our containers have changed over the years. With two kids in school and a husband who needs to take lunches to work daily I have customized our stash to meet their snack and lunch needs. Containers that won’t leak and make a mess, yet also won’t cause me concern if they don’t return home. Rubbermaid and No Name have been many of my go to’s. For home use, we have switched many of our plastic containers over to glass anchor brand. I love how well the anchor ones stack, cook, freeze and have less chemicals.
I am huge on efficiency. Being able to find what I need when I need it is key, and this is especially true for my “tupperware drawer.” I go over our containers twice a year; fall and spring. I count up bottoms and lids and remove the extras. If we’re low, I stock up. Using the same brands helps make stacking easier in both the container and lid department. Organizing containers and lids by shape and size keeps them stacked and easy to find. With my daughters making their own lunches I need a system that the whole family can work with.
Simplify, streamline and sort. It doesn’t have to take a lot of work to create a system that can stay organized day in and day out. Use a space that can grow and change with your family’s needs. If too rigid, there is no room for improvement or daily use. Prioritize what you will need on a daily or weekly basis and don’t be afraid to remove or change the containers that may not fit anymore. Once we take the simple steps to create the system that works for your home you will find its functionality increases and your stress level decreases!