Tips for Organizing your “Tupperware Cabinet” + how I Organized mine!

Let me begin by saying, you’re not alone! We all have that one drawer or cupboard that is overflowing with something – so much so, you cringe every time you open it. For me, it was my “tupperware cabinet”. Anytime I would reach for something in this space, I’d quickly grab what I could and close the door immediately. The same went for putting things back. I would toss items in faster than you could say “boo”. I finally had enough and decided it was time to tackle this disorganized space! Below, I share tips for organizing your own “tupperware cabinet” – on the cheap and in no time.

 

[1] Declutter

The first thing you should do is remove everything from this space. Pile all the contents onto your counter and begin sorting. It’s a good idea to consider the following as you decide what you’d like to keep and what you may want to part with.

• The condition of the item (is it peeled, chipped, cracked or stained?)

• How often you actually use the item?

• Are there any pieces missing? If you have lids without containers and containers without lids, it may be time to part with them.

 

[2] Invest in organizational pieces

I know that the word “invest” may sound costly but I’m here to reassure you, that’s not the case! For my cabinet reorganization I purchased two pieces of shelving ($6.99 ea. regular price) and three baskets from the dollar store ($1.25 ea.). These items will last the test of time and are certainly worth the small investment. Shelving is great because if you’re working in a small space you instantly create more room to store pieces. Baskets allow you to separate and categorize items which is another bonus in my books.

 

[3] Categorize items (hint: separate lids and containers)

It’s important to organize and categorize your pieces. This will make it much easier for you to locate them when the time comes to retrieve something from this space. It will also make it much easier to put them back once you’re done with them. Categorizing items ensures you avoid future clutter and storing them in baskets makes it really simple to remove in a pinch.

 

[4] Invest in stackable containers

So here’s that word “invest” again. I personally already owned stackable containers so this tip didn’t apply to me, but they make such a difference! I own both glass containers and plastic stackable ones. Glass containers are great because they are esthetically pleasing and make your space look nice and organized. You can purchase sets for not too much money and the best part is that they don’t stain and are better for your health as they don’t contain the chemicals that plastic ones do. I own this set of glass containers purchased at Walmart for under $21. I also purchased this set of plastic containers (for $10!!) at Walmart and love them because the lids connect to one another which means they’re organizational pieces in themselves!

 

As always, feel free to leave me a question or comment!

Happy mommying,

Jennifer

 

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