A few years ago, my daughter Britta wrote a post here on my blog sharing her best tips for getting organized in the kitchen. And as so often happens around here, we received a lot of really insightful comments on that post! (You can check out the post and comments by following the link below.)
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Many commenters shared their own clever kitchen organization tips, while other commenters were curious about topics that weren’t covered in Britta’s post. In fact, quite a few of those commenters mentioned having the same specific organization problem – not knowing how to keep their food storage containers organized!
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I’ve never been able to keep my own food storage containers organized either, so I figured it was high time that I find some workable solutions for all of us. I refuse to let us all continue suffering from container chaos! :-)
Today I’ll be sharing 5 different ways to organize your food storage containers. Everyone’s kitchen storage situation is different, so these probably aren’t going to be “one-size-fits-all” solutions. But I hope that at the very least, these storage solutions will get you inspired to create an organizational system that works for you!
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1. For Small Spaces
If you’re short on space, a simple under-the-shelf storage basket can be a really valuable organizational tool! Stack your food storage lids by size, and store them in the basket. Stack the containers by size too, and keep them on the shelf directly below the basket.
2. Organized & Accessible
To keep your food storage containers at the ready, use a small dish drying rack. Gather up your food storage lids and arrange them in the dish rack according to size. Stack the containers by size and store them next to the dish rack. This method makes it easy to see what sizes of containers you have, and to grab one easily without having to move a lot of things around.
Bonus Tip! – DIY Dish Rack
If you don’t have a dish drying rack at home and don’t want to make a trip out to buy one, make one instead! Place a small wire rack over the top of a small plastic basket. Slide your food storage lids between the wires of the rack to achieve the same effect.
3. Clean & Tidy
If your organizational style is more about visual appeal, I recommend utilizing clear storage bins. Sleek bins like these are widely available these days, and they keep everything corralled while still looking sleek and tidy. I don’t personally have open shelves, but if I did, this is the solution I would use for my food storage container collection!
4. Best for Oddly Shaped Lids
If your food storage containers vary in size and shape, those lids can be problematic. One clever solution for oddly shaped lids is to store them upright in a magazine holder! Put the magazine holder in a tall cupboard, or lay it on its side to fit it in a shallower cupboard or a drawer.
5. Best for Drawers
Deep drawers are a great option for storing your food storage containers, but it can quickly become a chaotic mess. Install a tension rod in the drawer to keep the lids and containers separate, and to help keep the chaos at a minimum. :-)