When was the last time you organized your Tupperware/food container storage drawer? I had meant to organize ours and create a system for it since we moved into this house, and alas, I forgot to deal with it, and this drawer has been a total mess for a long time.
If you can relate and your drawer looks like ours did, then keep on reading. I have some simple tips to help you organize it and keep it organized.
My messy drawer when I began:
Not a pretty sight, and it used to take us FOREVER to find the matching lids when getting containers out. The worse!
How to Organize Your Tupperware Drawer – Easy Tips
The first step is to get everything out onto a counter. During this step, try to match all the lids with their containers to ensure you have all the lids. Somehow two of our lids disappeared, and we didn’t have matching lids for some containers, so we had to get rid of them.
Next, find two small baskets or one medium size basket. These will be used to store all of your lids. I had some leftover baskets from another organization project, so I made these work. I found them at our local Real Canadian Superstore a while back.
Once everything is out, clean your drawer, I vacuumed and wiped all the dust before storing things back inside again.
On the counter, start sorting your containers by brand/shape, and stack all matching shapes on top of each other (larger at the bottom).
Now, fill your drawer with the stacks of containers, and keep all the lids inside the baskets. Sort the lids by shape/size as well.
You are done! Next time you need a food storage container, you’ll have easy access to all of the lids, and you’ll be able to clearly see them and find them quickly to match your container.
If you end up organizing yours, let me know how it goes! Good luck! xo