Plastic food storage containers are used daily in my home because they are lightweight, and inexpensive. Besides holding leftover food the containers are handy for organizing craft supplies, school/office supplies and as dividers in junk drawers.
Do you have a hard time keeping your plastic storage containers under control? I have seen superfluous amounts of these storage containers in my clients’ homes. It’s possible to have too much of a good thing. Today I am giving you permission to let some go.
- Gather all your containers and their lids from every cabinet and drawer and put them on a table, counter or other surface.
- Sift through them, matching the lids to the bottoms. If you have kids, recruit them as helpers. Maybe offer a reward for the most matches found within 10 minutes.
- Now it’s time to toss/recycle/donate some of the containers.
Many communities will recycle these containers.
- Let go of the containers that are badly stained or in poor condition and are missing lids. How many do you really need and want to devote storage space for?
- Save a limited number to use as organizing containers. Move these to a different area.
- Nest the containers and store them in a deep drawer or shelf. Purge containers until they all fit the space.
- You may also stand the lids on end within a larger container to prevent them from spilling out of the space.
- Maintain with regular purging.
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