Organizing the Pantry with Tupperware {and a GIVEAWAY!}

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It’s spring!! {Or so they tell me. We woke up to snow yesterday. Ugh.} Spring means spring cleaning, and this weekend my pantry got a mini makeover! The organizational systems we had in place in our pantry were starting to show some wear and tear, so it was time to spruce them up a bit. Here’s what I started with:

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While it wasn’t ridiculously out of control {yet}, it wasn’t exactly pretty. We had definitely gotten out of the habit of putting things back in their designated spots, there was no rhyme or reason to where things went, and my labeling system was beginning to fail me.

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A few years ago, I purchased some inexpensive plastic containers, printed off some quick wording on address labels to mark them, and we’ve been using them ever since. The problem was, when I washed the containers, the labels would fade, peel, or flake off, so my once-pretty and organized containers were now looking kind of sad. The containers were also bulky and took up a lot of space in my teeny tiny itsy bitsy pantry.

Recently I was talking to my good friend Melissa about my problem, and she suggested that I give the Tupperware Modular Mates a try. Now Melissa and I have been through a lot together– we met because we were part of a group of women who all were due with babies in August 2011, and we’ve all seen each other through thick and thin over the past few years– so since I totally trust her, I told her to send some my way and I’d try them out!

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Aren’t they pretty?! So nice and slim! Since I am an obsessive labeler and am currently looking for any excuse to use the Silhouette machine that my darling hubby got me for Valentine’s Day, I decided to attempt my first vinyl labeling project. {Seriously, can you believe it has taken me a month and a half to try this?!}

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My machine did all the work and cut out my words for me. I used masking tape to transfer them over to my beautiful containers, and in just a few minutes I had…

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…gorgeous labeled Tupperware! {Is it sad that it makes me so giddily happy? ­čśë }

Now all was left to do was clean everything out of my pantry.

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I wiped down all of the shelves, threw away everything that was expired {ick!}, consolidated things, and put everything back in a way that made more sense– baked goods together, canned goods together, spices together, etc.

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Want to see a before and after? {You know you do! That’s the best part!!}

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And the Tupperware is totally the star of the show, right?! I’m loving it! It’s the perfect size for my small pantry, and since it stacks so nicely, it really helps to make the most of the space. The containers are airtight, so I don’t have to worry about my baking supplies going bad. Plus they’re just so darn cute!

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And guess what?! Melissa is giving one Just a Girl and Her Blog reader a chance to WIN a Tupperware item of their choice up to $100 in value! Along with amazing storage, you could pick from cool kitchen gadgets, travel carriers for everything from pies to Jello molds, items for the kids, lunch containers, and more! To check out everything Tupperware has to offer, visit Melissa’s page here.

Ready to win some awesome Tupperware for yourself? Enter using the Rafflecopter below!

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Thank you so much for entering! If you have any questions about Tupperware or want to stay up-to-date with the latest products, but sure to follow Melissa’s Facebook page! Happy organizing!

Psssttt…If you’re working on some spring cleaning projects of your own, pop over to Mom 4 Real today and check out my guest post. I’m sharing a FREE printable Project Planning Organizer that will help you knock all of those projects off your list in no time!┬á

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*Melissa Harper, an independent Tupperware consultant, provided product to me as well as the prize for this giveaway. My favorable opinion of functional and beautiful Tupperware is, of course, my own! For more information, see my disclosures here.*

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  1. Suzi says

    We really need to do this too! Going to get my Tupperware out and start organizing…thanks for the push, Abby! :) Suzi

  2. Terri W. says

    I have Modular Mates from Tupperware that are probably 25 years old and they still are airtight and stackable and cute! I have used them for my baking ingredients and pasta, and nuts, and instant mashed potatoes, and lots of other things all these years!

  3. Lindsey says

    I love how cute you are! I didn’t forget about getting together. We are out of town from Thursday to Tuesday but when we’re back, let’s make a date!!

  4. Dorothy Teel says

    I really need a set of these for my house mine are worn out and getting older every day…LOL One Touch┬« Reminder Canister Set/Black Seals

  5. Christy says

    If I won, I’d get the CrystalWav fridge bowl set. I really need to throw away all of my mismatched, missing lids, stained plasticware and just get a nice matching set, so that’s what I’d do if I won!!

  6. says

    I would choose the Modular Mates as well but I would choose black. What a fun giveaway! Your pantry looks great! I’ve been “collecting” items to organize my pantry too. The only thing I seem to be missing is motivation! Haha. The Modular Mates would definitely help! :)
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  7. Juanita says

    I would love to get the wildflower lunch set. i need a new one for work. maybe that will motivate me to bring my lunch. :)

  8. Chris says

    Love your blog – love the giveaway…it would be wonderful to win anything that will nudge me in the “get organized” direction!

  9. Kathy E. says

    What a great opportunity to see what’s new in Tupperware! I would choose the Fridge Stackable Set to help me organize leftovers.

  10. Barbi says

    I love to organize with Tupperware and it’s great in the “South” where lots of bugs and humidity hang out!!!

  11. Machelle Anderson says

    If I were to win I would want the Modular Mates Super Oval Set in Red. They’re great for cereal and pasta!

  12. Kathy says

    Love the organization, one thing though, You should store your wheat flour and anything like nut in a airtight container like lock & lock… Just sayn”

  13. Janelle Wilson says

    I really hope that I win, loved the pantry organization- one of my favorite day-long games to play, every month!

  14. Renee Beaucage says

    Before I say great job with the reorganization of your pantry (oh wait… never mind, cat’s out of the bag), I HAVE to say I cannot believe you waited so long to try your Silhouette!!!!! I would have had that thing motoring the day I got it haha. I don’t have one myself, but someday I’ll look into getting a Cricut. Now go, and Silhouette your whole house! haha

    • says

      Well, I’ve done some Silhouette projects, just not any vinyl labeling until now, which is one of the things I was most excited about. Once my office is under control, I’m using that baby like every single day! ­čśÇ I’m off to follow orders and Silhouette my whole house now!

      ~Abby =)

  15. Ashley C says

    I’d love to get the UltraPro 3.7 Qt. Casserole Pan with Cover – this is something I really need!


  16. Christi says

    You did a great job on your pantry. If you do any pantry remodeling in the future, I recommend the modular mates and spice containers. I re-did my baking cabinet with these 20+ years ago and I still love them. One of my best investments EVER! While Tupperware seems expensive at the time of purchase, it really is a great investment. It seems to last forever. And, it makes me really happy, every time I open my cabinet doors, to see everything so neat and organized!
    If I were to win….I would choose the FridgeSmart 4-pc set. I don’t have any of these and they look fantastic!

  17. says

    Absolutely funny – I completely re-did my kitchen pantry this past Sunday also. Great minds! I absolutely love the storage containers you are giving away. I was looking for a solution to get rid of canisters on my kitchen counter and move into the pantry and that set is perfect. From Melissa’s site, I also love the Modular Mates storage systems and the Thatsa┬« Bowls set.

  18. MomofTwoPreciousGirls says

    Modular system is cool, but i looked at the spring catalogue and like that Power Chef System!

  19. Christina says

    Just had a little chuckleÔÇŽI have the exact same “old” containers in my pantry. And on a closer look, my lables are also in the same font! Kindred spirits!

  20. Lauren says

    I would love to try the Modular Mates !! I have been looking for something to organize my pantry that, not only looks nice but, works effectively.

  21. Morgan says

    I not quite sure what I would pick, there’s just so much to choose from! I think I would possibly get a bowl set.

  22. Lee says

    Your pantry looks amazing! I would haae trruble deciding between the stackable cooking system and the modular mates.

  23. Sathia says

    I have a bigger pantry that I redid with clear plastic soup containers we kept. I used my trusty label maker but now I’m interested in trying the bigger containers from Tupperware! I read some of your blogs for the first time today and am inspired to do some more spring cleaning/organizing, thanks!!

  24. christine says

    I have always wanted modular mates, my mom had them when I was growing up. I’ve never broken down and bought them because I would need so many it was cost prohibitive. Winning some would start me on my way! I think I will just break down and buy a few at a time when I get the chance. At least it’s a start!

  25. Cheryl says

    I would love to win the Modular Mates Super Oval Set. Already have a couple pieces and would love more. :)

  26. Glenda K Beckham says

    Thank you for this great giveaway! There are so many great products to choose from. But if I win I would choose the modular mates in black. Hope I can be as organized as you are someday. Maybe if I win these it will give me a good head start to organization! Again thank you. Okiemaw9

  27. Marei says

    Just love how it all comes together! (Now am I crazy for being so excited about someone else’s pantry makeover?)

  28. Elisabeth says

    It’s hard to choose a favorite but I really like the Medium Eco Water Bottles with Easy Sipper Caps!

    • says

      I have heard they last forever, so I’m planning on using mine for a LONG time! The labels were just cut with my Silhouette machine and transferred on with masking tape– easy peasy! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)


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