If you have kids, you know it takes staying organized to another level. There’s so much stuff from the toys to clothes, it almost seems never ending.
As someone who loves to organize I really don’t mind it, I enjoy coming up with new techniques and systems to stay organized. However, the one thing that has been my biggest struggle has been the bowels, plates and cups. We’ve had them stored in three different places, tried a few different organizing bins and nothing seemed to work. They were always an eye sore.
After brainstorming this problem, finally came to the realization they needed to be stored higher and in a white bin. They were previously stored in drawers and they needed to go up in the cabinets. They needed to be where all of our dining ware was, it just made sense. We also had been using clear organizers that didn’t work for these items.
I got three white organizing bins from The Container Store. One for the cups, one for the bowls and one for the plates. Stacking the bowls and cups were pretty easy because of the way they are shaped. As for the plates, we had been stacking them and changed to store them vertically and it’s made such a difference.
The kids items are stored nicely with our regular dining ware and aren’t too much of an eye sore anymore 😉
Here’s how you can do this:
- Measure your cabinet space. This is extremely important because the bins you pick out, you want them to fit there. It makes it more work when you out looking for bins and those bins “look” like they’ll fit, only to come home and find out they won’t.
- Decide what color bin will look best in your space. Chose a color that will fit nicely with your dining ware and are all the same or complement each other well. I choose white even before searching for our bins because I knew it would look best. I came across a few bins that I really liked but they weren’t in white, I resisted settling for those because I knew they eventually wouldn’t work out.
- Make sure the bins aren’t too high or too low. If the bins are too low or too high, items won’t stack in there very well. If you are out shopping in person for the bins, bring a few plates or cups with you so you can test out the bin. It feels kind of silly doing this but you’ll thank yourself later.