Tupperware, love it or hate it, it is an everyday essential for family life. It’s great for leftovers and packing up packed lunch boxes for school and picnics. But trying to keep it organised is not fun.
Today I have for you a quick 5 step plan to help you organise your Tupperware. And once you have all your supplies it will only take you 15 minutes to achieve an organised cupboard or drawer. I have recently done this to my own Tupperware cupboard and the difference is amazing.
So here is the obligatory before photo:
Step 1 – Take everything out
The first step is to work out what you actually have. Take everything out of the cupboard and lay it all out. This really shows you what you have.
Step 2 – Match tubs with lids
Make sure every tub has a lid that fits. If any are cracked or you can’t find a matching lid or tub, throw it out. Also clear out containers that you don’t need any more. When I did my recent de-clutter I found weaning pots that are too small for us now, so I passed these onto someone who needs them. Everything left should now have a lid.
Step 3 – Group like for like tubs together
Stack together tubs of the same size. Then work out which stacks could fit together to save space. Also stack together the lids. This gives you an idea of what will be going back in and will help with step 4.
Step 4 – Look at how to create more stacking space
The cupboard where I store our Tupperware is thin but tall, and there was a lot of wasted space. In our food cupboard I have used cabinet shelves to create extra shelves, so I thought I would give this a go in this cupboard. I found this one on Amazon and it fitted the cupboard perfectly.
I also purchased this kitchen basket from Wilko to store the lids in. Having the different size compartments is perfect for different sized lids.
From my extensive research on Pinterest, and believe me it was extensive, I also saw that others had used sink drainers or CD holders to hold their lids. When you have your supplies you can then move onto step 5.
Step 5 – Putting everything back
Add your shelve and start to put back your Tupperware. Make sure the tubs that you need to access regularly are easy to get to. Add your lids to the kitchen basket, or however you are stacking them.
Because the shelf I purchased doesn’t take up the whole cupboard I can place the lids at the front, but I can still easily access the Tupperware behind it.
And that’s it, one organised Tupperware cupboard. I can now see what I have got, where the lids are and grab what I need quickly. I now love this cupboard, and I really don’t know why I didn’t do it sooner.
How do you organise your Tupperware cupboard? I would love to hear.
If you are looking for inspiration on how to organise other parts of your kitchen check out this post for ideas. Also, don’t forget to take a look at my De-clutter in 15 minutes a day post for a list of other 15 minute tasks around the house.
Let’s get organised.
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