A Neat and Easy Way to Store Your Plastic Containers

updated May 1, 2019
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Thanks to all those random sizes, your plastic container collection can become a jumbled mess very quickly. And while we don’t usually like to advocate buying things just to get organized (we’d rather spend our money on something fun, like kitchen stuff with flamingos on it!), there is one product that caught our eye recently.

Meet the StoraStack Food Container Storage Organizer. It’s part pegboard (something we’re currently obsessed with) and part file folder holder.

More on pegboards: How To Hang a Kitchen Pegboard

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You simply put it in a drawer (or a cabinet) and pull out the expanding arm, which helps to secure the whole thing in place. Then, figure out which containers will go where and add the clips to the pegboard to create little dividers. Pile your containers in and then neatly line up the lids between the ridges. Everything stays neatly stacked and the lids stand upright, so you can easily see what you’ve got.

The organizer holds 12 plastic containers and their matching lids. And it works with most major brands (think: Rubbermaid, Ziploc, Glad, and even Target’s containers).

You may be thinking that 12 containers isn’t that many (you may have 50!), but you really don’t want to stack more than a dozen together because that’s when stuff starts to get lost (or when you start to frantically dig through the pile and leave a tumbling mess of plastic in your wake).

Of course, if you don’t want to spend the money on a special organizer and you have a spare office file holder, that’ll work in a pinch, too. Use the file holder for the lids and stack like-sized containers next to it!

How do you store your plastic leftover containers?