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How to Organize Food Storage Containers / Tupperware

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I always want the content on Just a Girl and Her Blog to be super helpful for you, dear reader, so I recently asked on my Facebook page which organizing videos YOU would like to see next!

Several people wanted to see how we organize our Tupperware or food storage containers, so I thought I’d do a quick video today to show how we keep them neat and uncluttered in our kitchen.

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How to Organize Food Storage Containers / Tupperware

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We keep all of our food storage containers in the left side of the cabinet that’s next to the stove…

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Our lower cabinets have slide out shelves, which make getting to our containers and lids really easy:

Home Organization- How to Organize Food Storage Containers, Tupperware, leftovers containers, kitchen organization, organized kitchen, lids, glass food containers, Pyrex

My biggest tip for organizing food storage containers is to use all the same type or at least ones that can nest easily inside of one another. This makes them less unruly within the cabinet, and it’s easier to match up the lids to the bottoms and find exactly what you need. (We recently moved to these glass containers from Pyrex after having plastic for a while, and I really like how they’re holding up.)

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Having containers from the same set also helps make them very stackable in the refrigerator so that our leftovers stay neat and tidy!

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Once I had my food containers stacked neatly, I then grabbed a little bin to corral all of the lids by type. This keeps them from floating all over the cabinet and making a mess, and it’s easy to see what we have so we can easily grab the right one when we’re putting food away.

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We try to move through leftovers pretty quickly at our house, so we don’t have a ton at any one time, and this has ended up being just the right amount of containers for us.

As I mentioned when I organized the kids’ dishes— less is more! It’s easy to keep the containers organized when you don’t have a zillion of them competing for space and cluttering up the cabinet.

If you’re looking for more kitchen organization inspiration, you can also get more details about our current kitchen organization in these posts:

Our Organized Kitchen Tour

5 Tips for Creating a Beautifully Organized Pantry

How to Organize Under the Kitchen Sink

How to Organize the Refrigerator

How to Organize Kids’ Dishes

How to Create an Organized Junk Drawer

Working with a smaller kitchen space? These posts about the small-but-organized kitchen in our townhouse may be helpful:

How to Organize a Small Kitchen

How to Organize a Small Refrigerator

How to Organize a Kitchen Pantry

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I’d love to hear your best tips and tricks for organizing food storage containers– be sure to leave them in the comments!

Happy Organizing!

Abby Lawson, Just a Girl and Her Blog

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16 Comments

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Ellen! <3

      ~Abby =)

  1. Kelly Howard says:

    Sooooo….when do you start selling the perfect organization tools?! You are such a blessing..you know that, right?

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Lol! That would be amazing! Thanks so much for the encouragement, Kelly! You’re the sweetest! Hope you’re having a fabulous week! <3

      ~Abby =)

  2. Amanda @ The Modern Nest says:

    Yes! I love Pyrex! I’m a huge believer in glass storage containers over plastic. They are not only healthier (they don’t leach), but the weight helps them stack so much better! We also use the number of containers we have left as a gauge of when we need to cook…if we don’t have a lot of clean containers available then we know we need to focus on eating food in the fridge rather than cooking.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      That is a great system, Amanda! Thanks so much for sharing! I agree… glass has worked so much better for us than plastic! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  3. Hey Abby! Really like your idea to switch from plastic to glass containers. I love my Tupperware, but don’t like that it’s not dishwasher safe. My kitchen doesn’t have the cool pull-out shelves like yours (Not yet, anyway!). Instead, I put all my containers on large cookie sheets inside the cabinet. That way, I can still slide it out and have access to everything in the cabinet.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      LOVE that solution… such a good idea! Thanks for sharing and have a great evening! <3

      ~Abby =)

  4. very helpful,thank you!

  5. Hey Abby! Thanks so much for the fun videos on organization. I do LOVE watching the videos on reader questions too!! I’ve gotten a lot of great ideas that we use from your blog and videos! Keep up the great, encouraging work!! Oh, and your colors are so cheerful and happy too! ?

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Yay! So glad they have been helpful for you, Amy! Love to hear that! Hope you’re having an awesome week! <3

      ~Abby =)

  6. Hi Abby, I just started to collect glass containers like you have. But even with the Tupperware, I am the worst at keeping my food storage organized. I only have room in my pantry. Wish I had more cabinets.

  7. This is such a smart way to organize. I am changing the way I store mine…today!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Yay! So glad this was helpful, Sally! Happy organizing! 🙂

      ~Abby =)

  8. Yes! These videos are helpful. Please make more … a lot more. 😀

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Yay! So glad it was helpful for you, Jean! That’s the plan… glad you’ll be following along! 🙂

      ~Abby =)

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