Organizing the Pantry with Tupperware

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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? 😉 }

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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Thanks so much for following along! Have a wonderful day!

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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.*


  1. I love the giant canister. I use a lot of flour and sugar, right now they’re in large pretzel containers 🙂

  2. Kimberly H says:

    The modular mates or the round cake taker would be great!

  3. Your pantry looks great! If I won, I would get the modular mates, too.

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

  5. I love the fridge stackable set. I bet it would save a lot of space.

  6. Jodi Tucker-Watson says:

    Tupperware® Impressions Classic Bowls. I need some new salad bowls!! Thanks for the chance!

  7. Thanks for offering this giveaway! I would also get the modular mates.

  8. 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!

  9. Love how fresh and clean it looks. I love how you store the Cans as well- very organized!

  10. Looks great, I would also get the Modular Mates® as well but in black!

  11. I am obsessed with wanting my cabinet to look best and tidy like yours! I must get some of those!

  12. I would definitely get the Modular Mates® Super Set

  13. 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!!

  14. I had to leave all my Tupperware in Australia when I moved to the US!! I would buy modular mates for sure.

  15. Hard decision, but I think the freezer mate complete set would be awesome! Thanks for the chance!

  16. Love the Modular Mates….

  17. 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

  18. Modular Mates Set

  19. Thank you for the tip! love this idea!!!

  20. I sure could use these!

  21. Love tupperware… have a few pieces passed down from my mother, but really need to get my own!

  22. I would choose the modular mates super oval set or the round cake taker.

  23. 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!!

  24. Lisa Cooper says:

    I’d love the modular mates for my pantry!

  25. Colleen@ Like Mother Like Daughter Blog 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! 🙂

  26. 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. 🙂

  27. Patricia Geyer says:

    Your pantry looks amazing!!! I would love to get mine organized just like it!!

  28. I like the One Touch® Reminder Canister Set. Thanks for the chance.

  29. Melanie A. says:

    I would definitely go with the modular containers from Tupperware.

  30. Kelly heath says:

    I love that set!!!! That is what I would choose too!!!

  31. Amy Lucas says:

    I love the modular mates!

  32. Jessica Menster says:

    the Freezer Mates 12 pc. complete set!

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

  34. I’d love the modular mates…perfect for my small cabinets!

  35. Priscilla says:

    I like the Freezer Mates® 12-Pc. Complete Set!

  36. Modular mates without a doubt!!

  37. Angie Potts says:

    Modular mates and I love the midgets for all kinds of tiny things! Love your blog! Thanks.

  38. Desaree Martin says:

    I would chose the snack cup set

  39. I would get the modular matea

  40. Would love and could use the Modular Mates & Super Oval Set

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

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

  43. 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!

  44. 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”

  45. Janelle Wilson says:

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

  46. Freezer Mates 12pc.
    Lg. Eco Water Bottles
    or Essentials Bev. set

  47. Stephanie Jacobson says:

    Stuffables® Super Set

  48. Michelle J. says:

    I’d probably choose the Thatsa Bowl Perfect 4 Prep Set!

  49. I <3 pantry organization!!!


    8-Pc. CrystalWav® Collection
    i would need these for dif things dont bake much anymore. but i can store freeze or fridge in these

  51. 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

    1. justagirlabby 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! 😀 I’m off to follow orders and Silhouette my whole house now!

      ~Abby =)

      1. Haha have fun!

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


  53. I love this post! Makes me want to get in gear and clean out the pantry today, since it has been on my to-do list for months!!

  54. I would get the Modulate Mates oval set in passion (red). I need to organize my home’s pantry, too! 🙂

  55. 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!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Ooh I will definitely keep those in mind, Christi! Thanks for the tip!

      ~Abby =)

  56. Michele M 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.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      We were totally on the same wavelength, Michelle! Yay for organized pantries!

      ~Abby =)

  57. Kendra @ says:

    Oh my! This is just what our poor pantry needs. Love Tupperware! Looks so fabulous Abbey!

  58. Ashley Outland says:

    I would love to have the Modular Mates Super Oval Set in red!!!

  59. My pantry could definitely use these!

  60. Mary Britni says:

    I would pick the One Touch® Reminder Canister Set! Such an awesome giveaway!!

  61. I love modular mates

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  63. Taunya Butler says:

    The Wonderlier bowl set is what I have got my eye on!! Or some storage containers!! Taunya Butler @ Thanks for the chance!!

  64. MomofTwoPreciousGirls says:

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

  65. I would love to see my cabinets all decked out with modular mates.

  66. I could really use some organization right now!

  67. Karen Kamp says:

    I love to organize and this is right up my alley. I would love the super oval Modular Mates in red!

  68. I could really yes those modular storage containers. I also like the meal trays.

  69. Christina says:

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

    1. justagirlabby says:

      You know what they say, Miss Christina: Great minds think alike! 😉 Yay for pretty labeled containers!

      ~Abby =)

  70. 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.

  71. I think I would pick UltraPro 3.7-Qt./3.5 L Casserole Pan with Cover or some organization items.

  72. 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.

  73. Bethany the ngnrdgrl says:

    Abby! What an awesome giveaway!!! I totally want the FridgeSmart containers for storing produce in the fridge. I also want that non-slip mat for rolling out dough. My current system isn’t working.

    ~ Bethany

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

  75. 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!!

  76. I would choose the Modular Mates Oval Set in Black!

  77. 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!

  78. Jessi Korpi says:

    I would love the Modular Mates Super Set.

  79. Ashley Taylor says:

    I love the Modlar Mate sets!!

  80. I would like to Modular Mates Super Oval set. t hx

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

    1. In red 🙂

    2. Ellen Casper says:

      Love the Modular Mates storage systems

  82. 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

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

  84. Candice Davis says:

    just bought a new house…so would look at organizing the kitchen with multiple containers!

  85. Ellen Casper says:

    Love the Modular Mates storage systems

  86. I LOVE my Modular Mates! Would definitely get more!

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  88. Elisabeth says:

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

  89. Wow what a difference the Tupperware made! I hope I win! 🙂

  90. Culinary Favorites From A to Z says:

    I have a lot of those containers though mine are over 20 years old. Most have stood up well but I still need to do some spring cleaning to organize my cupboards again. Did you share your how-tos for the labels somewhere?

    1. justagirlabby 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 =)

  91. Such a cool idea! I am just starting to get brave enough to do some vinyl projects! What font did you use?

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Hi, Danielle! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! The font is called KG Strawberry Limeade. Happy Silhouette-ing! 🙂

      ~Abby =)

  92. Hello… Is there any way you would be willing to sell me your labels? I love them very much and I don’t have a machine! Was thinking maybe we can work something out! Email me please let me know Kaitlynn — email: thank you

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