Whether you store your plastic storage containers in a drawer, cabinet, or some other hidden spot in your kitchen, we’re going to take a guess that it is one of your least favorite places to deal with.
While we’re not promising that any one organizing trick will keep that Tupperware tamed, these seven ideas can help keep things a bit more in order.
1. Create a pegboard drawer.
Think pegboard is only useful on your walls? Think again! You can use a sliding pegboard to create an organizer that can be easily reconfigured — as your container collection changes — just by moving a few dowels.
See the instructions: A DIY Sliding Kitchen Drawer at Merry Pad
2. Give a drying rack a new use.
You can use a drying rack or an old CD tower (chances are you still have one lurking in the basement or attic somewhere) to “file” your lids inside your cabinet.
Read more: Organize Your Kitchen Food Storage Lids at Natural Homemade Living
3. Divide your drawers.
If you’re confident that your plastic or glass container collection isn’t going to change, install drawer dividers so that there’s a place for each size.
See the before and after: Life of the Tupperware Party at Neat Method
4. Buy some bins.
One of the easiest ways to organize anything in your home is to sort and store like items in bins. It’s foolproof and only requires a little upkeep to stay organized.
From: Declutter Your Plastic Container Collection at My House My Home
5. Store the lids on a cabinet door.
If you’re handy with a sewing machine (or have a friend who is!) try storing your plastic lids in a DIY organizer like this one. You can customize it to fit your cabinet doors and the lids of your containers.
See the steps: Tupperware Lid Holder for the Kitchen Cupboard at Little Adelaide Kate
6. Use wire shelves to stash lids.
You might be used to seeing these wire drawers in the bathroom, but they can be put to good use in the kitchen as well.
Read more: 5 Steps to an Organised Kitchen Cupboard at The Organised Housewife
7. Invest in a special drawer.
If you have enough room to devote an entire cabinet to your storage containers, we say do it! This drawer is a bit of an investment, but can you really put a price on not having Tupperware avalanches? Answer: You can not!
Buy: Food Storage Pull Out Drawer, $199 at Wayfair
How do you organize your food storage containers?