7 Tips to Organize Your Food Storage Supplies

Blossom Lady
Jan 09, 2021 06:36 AM
7 Tips to Organize Your Food Storage Supplies

It's a common kitchen organization dilemma: when you open the cabinet door and an avalanche of plastic food storage containers comes tumbling out. Or maybe the search for a matching lid to a container results in an hour-long scavenger hunt? Despite your best organization efforts, it's all too easy for bulky, mismatched food containers to make a mess of your kitchen cabinets.

Good news: there are plenty of easy ways to keep your food storage supplies in order. For your kitchen cleaning inspiration, here are 7 simple tips and easy solutions to try!

Create a station

7 Tips to Organize Your Food Storage Supplies
Reserve a shallow drawer for boxes of foil, cling wrap, and wax paper. If you have a deeper drawer nearby, use it for food storage containers and lids; otherwise, use an adjacent cabinet. Keeping everything in one area makes prepping lunch and packing leftovers more streamlined.
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Ditch bulky boxes

7 Tips to Organize Your Food Storage Supplies
Remove sandwich bags from their boxes and sort them by size between dividers spaced a few inches apart. You’ll easily see when the bags need to be replenished.
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Keep it uniform

7 Tips to Organize Your Food Storage Supplies
Stick to the same brand of storage container to ensure the pieces nest well (generally, don’t stack more than four). Avoid buying the variety pack. Instead, select the individual sizes you’ll reach for most often.
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Arrange lids

7 Tips to Organize Your Food Storage Supplies
Store lids under the containers, or file them upright between a divider and the edge of the drawer. You can also hack a cereal box. This might be the quickest, cheapest solution (at least if your family eats a lot of cereal, pasta, or really anything that comes in a box). Grab a box destined for the recycling and cut off the top and one corner to create a magazine-style organizer practically out of thin air. If you want to dress it up, wrap it like a gift with pretty patterned paper, tucking and taping the paper around the cut edges.
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Stack Lids Vertically in a Plate Rack

7 Tips to Organize Your Food Storage Supplies
You can see how easily food storage lids can be organized with a plate rack—arranging and dividing them by size makes it easy to find exactly what you need. You can source a a bamboo dish drying rack, then just place it inside your kitchen cabinets—or on top of the counter if you want to keep it within easy reach.
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Store Lids in a Hidden Magazine Rack

7 Tips to Organize Your Food Storage Supplies
The cure for out-of-control lids? Add a magazine rack or file sorter to the inside of your cabinet door for hidden, easy-to-reach storage whenever you need to put leftovers away. You can make it happen with any narrow wire organizer and stick-on Command Hooks (make sure the organizer has holes big enough to accomodate the hooks). Or find a file sorter that’s designed to be wall-mounted and fasten it to your cabinet door with short screws for a semi-permanent solution.
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Create a Lid Organizer With a Drying Rack

7 Tips to Organize Your Food Storage Supplies
If you’re already storing your food container lids in a small bin, but wish the solution was a little tidier, consider this: Snag a roll-up dish drying rack and unroll it across the top of your bin to give your lids neat little sections to slide into.
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Carole Leach
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Jan 09, 2021 09:43 AM

nice