Thursday, December 1, 2011

Quick Fix: Organizing Tupperware

Unless you're really great about being organized, your tupperware drawer probably looks something like this:
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No, that drawer isn't ours, it's just one I found on the internet. But, ours wasn't too far from looking like it.

Here's a simple, time-saving tip in organizing your tupperware. I learned this one from my in-laws!

     1. Dump your tupperware drawer on the floor of your kitchen.
     2. Pair up all the sets. Trash any lone tops or bottoms. I mean, really, what are you going to do with
     a random lid?
     3. Get out a sharpie, and number matching sets.


     4. After sets are paired and numbered, find the perfect tetris-style combination for getting them
     back in your drawer.



     5. Relish in your beautiful organization!

Why label your tupperware? Again, another list:

     1. When you grab a bottom, it's easier to search for a matching number top than to haphazardly
     attempt to snap on multiple lids (while simultaneously trashing the drawer).
     2. You can track your pieces! "Honey, our #4 is missing? Is it at your aunt's house?" NO MORE LOST
     SETS! (Side note: this reason is especially helpful if you're a tiny bit cheap/crazy).

Yay organization!

37 comments:

  1. I just keep all of my tupperware stored away with the lid attached at all tiems. It takes up a little more space, but I spend zero time trying to find a matching lid.

    I also invested in a big matching high quality set, so everything fits neatly away since there are similar sizes and shapes going on.

    Anything that doesn't match gets trashed/recycled.

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  2. Ok, that's a fantastic idea. We have those tupperware containers where the tops fit multiple bottoms. That helps but this is an even bigger help for the ones that don't always match.

    I wish I was as tidy as reallyrachele - I can't seem to take the time to put a lid to a bottom when I take my tupperware out of the dishwasher!! :)

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  4. I love this idea and it's something we need to do BAD, and ASAP! Our tupperware drawer is a complete nightmare!

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  5. numbering is a great idea! I also write my name on anything I'm taking outside the house, in sharpie, on the lid and the bottom. A little kindergarteny? Maybe. But my in-laws are a big family, and my husband's grandma once told me "a smart girl is one who writes her name on her dishes--she gets them returned!" It's been true so far...

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  6. What a great idea! Ours stay pretty organized because we have mostly sets that go together, so we don't have a ton of random different pieces. We're just awful about putting them away neatly!

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  7. I really need to do this, my tupperware/pyrex drawer always looks disheveled.

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  8. Any concerns about the ink seeping through the plastic into your food? Perhaps when heated in the microwave or dishwasher's drying cycle. Is there such a thing as food-safe ink?

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  9. I'm sure you won't have a problem with the ink if you are marking them on the outside. The food shouldn't be heated up in plastic, the plastic alone leaks toxins into the food. Always reheat in glass containers.

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