Picture this – you open your cabinet where you store your plastic containers, and you need to wear a hard hat because they are all going to come crashing down on you. When I help my clients organize their kitchens, it never fails that the cabinet or drawer where they keep their plastic containers is usually one of the most disorganized areas. Between containers that had Chinese food in them to containers that no longer have lids or bottoms to match, they are usually crammed into a cabinet or drawer.
Storing plastic containers is always a challenge. My first suggestion when organizing your containers is to make sure you have bottoms and lids that match. Discarding the extras that don’t have bottoms or lids makes room in your kitchen cabinet or drawer for items that you use more often. Secondly, you may want to put the lids in some kind of bin (doesn’t have to be expensive) that keeps them all together near the bottoms. Not only will this keep the cabinet or drawer organized, but it will also make finding the lids and bottoms easier.
Just think, when you open that cabinet, you won’t have to protect yourself from that which is likely going to land on your head.