Monday, February 25, 2013

Tumbling tower of Tupperware

Look at that, I can do alliteration too! Jen over at Iheart Organizing is running a kitchen challenge this month and it motivated me to deal with this disaster of a tupperwear cupboard. It's seriously a mess. We both take lunch from home almost everyday of the week, so for us tupperwear is a necessary evil.

Here's a peak at where this cupboard started. Everything was literally just tossed inside. You had to search for the lid that matched your container. Not actually that convenient when one is trying to pack their lunch in the morning.

The first thing I did was take everything out and sort it into stacks of the same sized containers. I also gave the inside of the cabinet a quick wipe down with an anti-bacterial wipe. This left me with a blank slate, and no idea how I was going to make this cupboard functional.
I left the glass containers together on the small top shelf. I usually use those containers. They fit nicely in my smaller thirty-one lunch bag. Then I started at the back with the larger, less frequently used containers and worked my way forward to the sizes that the bf usually uses for his lunch.

I kept the lids stacked underneath the containers except for the wierdo ones where there is only one or two like that. Those lids went in the way back inside of the largest container.

It's not as pretty and organized as I would like. But its just an awkward space for storing tupperwear to begin with. Since we live in an apartment with small kitchen, I have to work with what we have. I think that some of the wire shelving might work well in here? Maybe I'll try that for my next kitchen clean up?
For now, it works. I just have to actually take the time to put them back where they belong when I empty the dishwasher. Next, I am on to the drawers. I already made a trip to Walmart and the Dollar Tree and I'm super excited to get started! 

1 comment:

  1. I think my hall closet would make an excellent blog project for you to tackle!