Some call it Tupperware or Gladware. Others call it leftover containers. But we all have those little plastic or glass tubs with lids, and for most of us, they are stashed in a jumbled drawer or cabinet somewhere. So this is how I like to organize clients’ leftover containers:
It’s easiest to store leftover containers that are all of the same brand, because they are meant to nest together. So I encourage clients to pick one brand to keep. One-off containers can be repurposed elsewhere in the house as drawer organizers or storage for tiny things.
I separate the containers out by shape and nest square containers with square containers, circular containers with circular containers, etc.
I store lids separately from the containers (with the exception of the tiny ones that can get lost if stored separately). I group the lids by shape too and store them in a shoebox-sized plastic bin.
I tuck everything away neatly in a cabinet or drawer. You could also store these on a shelf in the pantry. You might need to label this location with a sticky note for a few weeks so your family can find where you stored these!
The result? The client can easily grab the container AND the matching lid quite easily. Now you are set for putting those Thanksgiving leftovers away! Have a Happy Holiday, everyone!
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