Organizing Plastic Storage Containers

I'm having a tough time trying to control storage containers that I use for food. Now I have to have three bags and boxes to put them in and this has to cease. Anyone have suggestions? This is in my small kitchen and has given me frustration each time I have to look at this mess.

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July 19, 20150 found this helpful

I hear ya!
My cabinet overflows with them as well.
Eventually I started stacking them into a box and place them in my cellar IN CASE I need them. Then I regularly thin them out and donate them to my local church, daycare/preschool or thrift stores.

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July 20, 20150 found this helpful

My aunt, who is a wonderful housekeeper, said this to my other aunt (who is not as good) "Amy, you have too many tea towels. You can't close the drawer. You have to get rid of some." This was quite a revelation to me, as my mom (the third sister) is of the mind that when the drawer is full, you get another drawer. But, this is my hint. Decide what cupboard you are going to use for those storage containers. Go through what you have, keep the good ones that have matching lids.

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Recycle or donate or toss the rest, depending on their condition. If you need to keep a supply to preserve frozen food in, than have a storage space for those containers that you will use in canning season and empty throughout the year -- a shelf in the basement, perhaps. If you only use them for leftovers, snacks, and so on, you don't need five hundred of them. When the cupboard is full, you have enough. GET RID OF THE REST OF THEM. And they you go, you are organized.

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July 21, 20150 found this helpful

Very frustrating looking for the RIGHT top or size then I realized after using them in the woodshop ,kitchen, crafts just plain storage for years the tops were winning so today all loose tops and containers are being evicted and start fresh. They also helps you become a hoarder for the family. I set a goal of 5 per sizes and the rest go byebye.

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July 21, 20150 found this helpful

I don't use any plastic in my food storage. I use glass jars we have used food stuff out of.

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Then, if we do not use the leftovers, etc. the whole thing can be thrown out. OR I just wash and reuse. Don't need a jillion. Just a few...

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December 5, 20160 found this helpful

Try double use - store jars, small packets and such like in some of these boxes. Then as well as the unused ones you store (they can be very few ) you always have an emergency supply at hand. Your cupboard or fridge items can either do without, or use a plastic meat tray, they're usually available all the time.

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December 6, 20160 found this helpful

mine was way out of control also... finally i dumped them all on my ( just washed clean kitchen floor) and matched bottoms to tops.. those that didnt have a mate. out they went... then i decided how many i needed and donated the rest of those matched ones to our church white elephant room craft show....

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then, i bought one seet of glass bowls with plastic tops. there were severl sized and i am thrilled that it has been working well...

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December 29, 20160 found this helpful

Rubbermaid now has containers and lids that stack. I bought a 38 piece set for less than $8 two weeks ago. My daughter and I shared. Problem solved!

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August 22, 20170 found this helpful

Downsize

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August 22, 20170 found this helpful

I got the kind that stack and have lids that click together. They are made by Rubbermaid. Target had a sale, I used the Cartwheel and a manufacturer's coupon and got a whole large set for about $7! I took half and gave the rest to my daughter. I donated the others. My cabinets are neat and organized now. N

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