House Files: Tupperware

Before having kids, I thought I had a lot of tupperware, and finding a matching top to a bottom on a first try was like, a major win.

But then I had kids, and the Tupperware got out of control!!!

Between lunch boxes, snack cups, and the dozens of plastic containers you need for a 1-hour trip to the zoo, my kitchen became one big disorganized Tupperware storage unit.

A few months ago I decided I was tired of wasting countless minutes digging through tupperware to find a match, because in parent time, free minutes are highly coveted and I refuse to waste them on plastic. And so off to Pinterest I went to find a better solution to my Tupperware explosion.

I found a lot of cute solutions, most of which required a label maker and $100 spent at the Container Store. No thanks. Instead, I found some unused bins and boxes I wasn’t using and took matters into my own hands.

The end result? A pretty organized and space saving Tupperware solution, that I can vouch for keeping up, as it’s been a whole month and we’re still going strong!

Let me share my 3 step process.

Step 1: BINGE

Take out all of the containers, spread them out across a big table or floor, and start matching. If you find a top or bottom without a perfect mate, trash it. Or recycle it, rather πŸ˜‰ Don’t think for a minute it will turn up. It won’t.

Step 2: SEPARATE

Now that you have your cute little pairs, separate the tops from bottom. Yes, separate! This is the secret sauce folks.

Step 3: STACK

In one container, place all the bottoms. Stack them with the biggest on the bottom, so they nestle nicely. Β Then in the other container place the tops, stacked up against one another. You want a good snuggle here.

Simple right? And you can pull out the entire container quickly, to find what you need.

Now on to my husband’s closet πŸ˜‰

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