30-Day Organize-athon | Day 18: Organize Your Storage Containers

30-Day Organize-athon 18

Welcome to the 30-Day Organize-athon!

In today’s 5 minutes we’re going to express-organize your storage containers.

Let’s get to it.

Day 18: Organize Your Tupperware and Storage Containers

Step 1: Empty out your stash of Tupperware and containers onto the floor

Step 2: Add any stray items that belong here but have migrated to other random household destinations.

Step 3: Quickly select the items that:

  • You use regularly; and
  • Have lids (if needed); and
  • Are in good condition.

Step 4: Store these neatly in the cupboard or drawer. Put smaller items into larger ones to save space, and put each little pile on top of its own collection of lids (that way your lids are always close to their respective containers ).

Step 5: Throw out everything else – anything gross, ancient, or surplus to your needs. You can put it aside for donation only if it’s really good.

And you’re done!

Got an Extra 5 Minutes?

Let’s simplify your kids’ lunchboxes and drink bottles.

  1. Discard anything they’ve outgrown.
  2. Discard anything that’s stained or smells funky.
  3. Discard anything that’s surplus to your needs – if you only need one set per child, let the rest go.
  4. Make a note to buy anything that you’re missing.

Now don’t buy more if you don’t need it!

The 30-Day Organize-athon Mantra

Move fast. Don’t overthink. Let it go!

Start the 5-minute timer now.

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See you tomorrow!

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Michele | Get Organized Gal

Michele is into writing, books, simplicity, love, TV, productivity, and staying thin in a world of chocolate.

147 thoughts on “30-Day Organize-athon | Day 18: Organize Your Storage Containers

  1. Melissa says:

    My husband calls this cupboard “Jenga.” It is so nice and neat now! I know it won’t stay nice and neat (I have kids and a husband…), but at least it is thinned out and more accessible.

  2. Tanya says:

    Done – hated it as my plastics cupboard is in a corner and I can’t reach the back without pain! I really need rotating shelves in there.

  3. Yvonne Baillie says:

    I keep the lids under each container but I also put a coloured texter mark on lid and container so I can quickly identify them when they do get a little messed up. At christmas time I got rid off all the containers that I had not used for yonks. Like the other commentator, I am changing over to glass containers.

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