7 Tricks for Taming Your Cabinet of Food Storage Containers
Whether you stash your plastic storage containers in a drawer, cabinet, or some other hidden spot in your kitchen, we’re going to take a guess that it is one of your least favorite places to deal with.
While we’re not promising that any one organizing trick will keep all those containers tamed, these seven ideas can help keep things a bit more in order.
1. Umbra Peggy Drawer Organizer Tray, $20 for two
This pegboard-style organizer gives you total control over the set up, which means it’s sure to work in any deep-enough drawer. (That’s not to say this wouldn’t also work in a cabinet!) Group like lids and like containers together and insert the pegs to hold them in place. What we like best about this system is that it can be readjusted as you inevitably give away your containers and collect new ones.
If you’re so frustrated with your current situation that you want to just start over, allow us to suggest this set. It comes with 24 different containers, 24 interchangeable lids and a rotating organizer that’s built to hold ever single piece.
3. Rubbermaid Dish Drainer, $23
Sometimes, your containers nestle neatly and it’s the lids that are the most difficult to store. If that’s your biggest issue, consider filing them away in a repurposed dish rack. You can sort the lids from smallest to tallest and see everything at a glance.
4. YouCopia Lid Organizer, $20
Or you can get an organizer that’s specially designed for container lids — like this one! With five adjustable dividers, it can hold square and round lids measuring up to 9-inches wide. There’s also a smaller size, if you have less room to work with.
5. Food Storage Pull Out Drawer, $202
If you have enough room to devote an entire cabinet to your storage containers, we say do it! This drawer is a bit of an investment, but can you really put a price on not having container avalanches? Answer: You can not!
6. OXO Good Grips Expandable Dresser Drawer Divider, $20 for two
Technically meant for a dresser drawer, there’s no reason you can’t use these in a kitchen. Use them in a drawer or even from wall to wall in a cabinet to corral your containers. Sometimes, all it takes is some dividers to set some literal guidelines for your stuff.
7. mDesign Plastic Kitchen Cabinet Organizers, $26 for four
It’s hard to beat these plastic organizers when it comes to small containers and loose lids. And because they’re sold in a pack of four, we’re betting you’d have one or two left over to use in your fridge or pantry.
How do you organize your food storage containers?