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The Best Ways To Organize Tupperware

11/08/2017

Thanksgiving is almost here and I can’t wait!  I’m really not much of a cook but now that I have my own kids, I try to cook something.  One of my favorite things and many others favorite things is leftovers!!  That really is one of the best reasons to host Thanksgiving because of all the […]

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Thanksgiving is almost here and I can’t wait!  I’m really not much of a cook but now that I have my own kids, I try to cook something.  One of my favorite things and many others favorite things is leftovers!!  That really is one of the best reasons to host Thanksgiving because of all the leftovers.  A warm turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy, mouth is already watering…

In preparation for Thanksgiving, I wanted to revisit this post about organized Tupperware.  If you’re planning on hosting Thanksgiving this year, chances are Tupperware is the least of your concerns but hear me out on this.  There’s all of this planning and work that goes into making this fabulous meal but not too much about post meal organization.  Your fridge is plump full before the meal and usually is afterwards too.  The difference with it being afterwards is most of the food is shoved into Tupperware containers or plastic bags and put somewhere in the fridge.  It becomes a Where’s Waldo scene when you are searching for leftovers.

Here’s how you can organize your Tupperware for your leftovers:

  • Take Inventory of What You Have:   Gather all of your Tupperware containers to see what sizes you have.  If anything is missing lids get rid of it.  If the variety of the sizes isn’t what you like, it might be time to get a whole new set.  If you have any plastic containers or lids that have scratches on them, it’s time for it to go.
  • Start With The Largest Leftover:  Chances are the turkey is going to be the most of what you have left.  Start with this first and work your way down.  If there is turkey that still needs to be cut, it’s best to assign someone to turkey duty with a few containers set aside for them.
  • Put Leftovers Away After Everything is Stored:  Wait until you have everything that is supposed to be in containers ready to go in the refrigerator.  Before you start putting everything away, make a few shelves available to you and try to dedicate one just for leftovers so you know where to find it all.  Better yet, use a refrigerator bin to store the leftovers.

Here are a few Tupperware and Refrigerator Bin Recommendations:

Snapware Tupperware                                                                     Glad Tupperware

                                      

Refrigerator Bin                                                                                  Refrigerator Bin

                                             

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Here is where the original post starts… 

Organizing Tupperware is one of those tedious tasks.  You want it organized but it’s one of those organizing projects that’s at the bottom of the totem pole.  Let’s face it, some organizing projects are more fun than others and you tend to be more motivated to get to the ones you know you’ll enjoy.

I’ve been tackling organizing tupperware for as long as I can remember, seriously.  I remember trying to get our tupperware organized when I was around 8 or so.   I’ve organized many friends tupperware drawers too.  I’ve realized it’s the lids that make it the most challenging because it’s tough to organize them.  They come in many shapes and sizes and really don’t fit a drawer space well.  Searching for a lid to a container can be frustrating because it sometimes can take 2-3 tries before you find what you need.  I’ve also tried storing them with the lids on each container but that was a huge disaster, would not recommend it.

After trying numerous ways to organize tupperware and their lids, this has been the most effective way so far and here’s how you can finally get your Tupperware under control.

1. Stack by size with the smallest one first. If you have two of the same width Tupperware but the depths are different, take the larger depth one and put it inside the smaller depth one. This will allow you to be able to stack more containers in there. Stack them largest to smallest.

2. Store lids vertically with an organizer. Using an organizer will help keep the lids under control and make it easier to find them. You can use a CD holder or can create your own with customized drawer dividers.  Here are some product recommendations to help organize your lids.

This product will allow you to customize the dividers to best fit your needs.  If you have multiple sizes of lids from different brands, this would be a great product for you so you can tailor it to what you have.

These next two products will fit great in any drawer or cabinet.  Make sure to check the dimensions on each product before purchasing them to make sure they’ll fit.  You’ll also want to consider the largest Tupperware lid you have and keep that in mind when trying to figure how how much height you will need.

That’s it, two easy steps.

You can check out this Facebook live to see how you can organize your Tupperware lids.  This video shows you how we keep our lids organized, we used the customized drawer dividers and have been working out well so far.

Would love to see or hear how you keep your Tupperware organized! Share your great ideas in the comments ?

 

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