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
25 Comments on “How to Organize Your Tupperware Drawer – Easy Tips”
What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the tips! Our container drawer can definitely use some organizing.
In my current house I only have one lower small cupboard and some (not all) of my pots go there. My containers have ended in in multiple overhead cupboard shelves and it’s horrible. There will not be a kitchen reno as we cannot gain space in this house so until we move the best way we’ve found to deal with it was to keep the most used containers most accessible and to keep their lids on when stored (not the best use of space but nothing gets lost), and just find a spot for the rest. Anything over the fridge only gets touched when a taller person can help me because even with a ladder, I’m too short to get there!
Wow, I didn’t know there was an easy way to organize your plastic containers. Thanks for sharing.
I have to get on this. I have an entire cabinet full of tupperware and containers.
Great tips on organizing these items. I recently moved and had the chore of doing this.
Really awesome tips! Love Tupperware and use them often, but not easy to keep them organized!
Love the way you organized your drawer! Definitely gonna use your tips to organize mine this weekend.
WOW! what a huge difference. It is such a pain when you are trying to find a lid to a container and cant.
All fantastic tips and I desperately needed them , my drawer is an overflowing disaster!
thanks for these great tips
Fantastic organization tips! My Tupperware drawer could use some tidying up. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for these tips, currently updating my kitchen with new countertops and backsplash so this is a perfect time for me to reorganize the drawers.
My tupperware needs some serious reorganization. Thank you for the tips!
I think the important thing for me is to get rid of the ones without lids! Except then I feel silly when I find the lid later….sigh
The drawer looks nice and it looks easy to get what you need
I really need to organize my Tupperware and glass storage containers. Love what you did…and now I need your guidance. Thanks for the post. It does inspire me.
This might be the most useful thing I read all year! Much needed
love the before and after!
Love this! My tupperware drawer is insane. The lids are what bother me the most.
Looks super organized, I keep trying different ways to organize mine!
Great tips! I love to organize when I’m in the mood lol.
Love these helpful tips, now I’m going to work on getting mine to look this good, thx so much!
Our tupperware drawers could definitely use some organization.
WOW, great transformation, thx very much for the tips!