Smart organising tips for your Tupperware and plastics drawer 30



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If you’ve got lids and containers everywhere in your cupboard or drawer, you’re not alone!

The familiar spill over of Tupperware and plastic can make your head hurt and you may have been avoiding it for too long.

Thankfully, there are some clever ways to store your containers and never go back to the unruly mess.

Firstly, here’s how you can get started:

  1. Remove everything from the cupboard and separate into containers with a matching lid, and lids and containers without a pair.
  2. Once everything is gathered together it can really be an eye-opener – do you really need that many containers?! Consider giving away or selling some of the containers you don’t really need. Also, throw out any containers that don’t have their mate.
  3. Clean and wipe the shelves, and put any dirty containers in the dishwasher.
  4. Organise your space with these tips:

Flexible drawers with pegboard

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via MerryPad

Buy some extra drying racks to file your lids

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via Listotic

Divide those drawers

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via thekitchn

Get some coloured bins and sort into type or size

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via That Housewife Life


Tell us, do you have lots of Tupperware and plastic containers? How do you organise them?


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  1. Can’t afford any changes for better organisation I keep containers with lids firmly on them n toss those without…..I do have space but prefer to minimise these days

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  2. Or… put the lid back on the container after use and store that way. Cheaper, no hunting for the right lid, lo lost lids/containers.

  3. You asked “Tell us, do you have lots of Tupperware and plastic containers?” Answer – Yes
    “How do you organize them?” – Answer – Very badly.

  4. Do I have lots of Tupperware and plastic containers? Yes a few.

    How do you organise them? The same way as I’ve been doing for the past 50 years and I can open a door or drawer and put my hand on them without looking.

    I was taught how to lay things out in basic training in 1963 and if I didn’t follow the rules for inspection one had to do it again. It worked then and still works now. B|

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