52 Weeks of Organizing – Week 13 – Kitchen Storage Containers

Ahhhh … Did you miss me last week?  Life seemed to get the better of me last week, and by the time Thursday got around, I don’t think I knew what day it was, and by Friday I could barely lift my arms from working outside to get the garden in shape!  So … I’m playing catch up today, so this week you will hear from me twice.  I’ll try to make this a one time occurrence, but just keeping it real here!  We are still working in the kitchen and this week is to go through all of those kitchen/food storage containers!

Welcome to the 52 Weeks of Organizing Challenge!  This is Week 12 in the series!  Please note that these weeks are not built on one another and you can start at any time!  It’s never too early or too late to begin organizing!

Storage containers can be glass, plastic, metal … what ever you use when you put food away for leftovers, in the freezer … you know, those plastic containers where the lids either multiply or disappear … or turn into bug keepers when your little boy finds his newest pet outside.

I have two cabinets that hold most of these things, and really since I switched how I prepare meals, I don’t have nearly as many as I used to!  At one point I banished all plastic, but found that I still needed some especially for freezing soups, stews, sauces in the freezer … a couple of broken jars in the freezer made me realize that perhaps some plastic storage was useful! 

I started with a crazy cabinet and lazy susan … just ask my husband and son who were trying to find a lid for a pot yesterday when making breakfast. 

So everything got emptied out.

And I finally made the decision that I am not keeping the glass lids for the dishes any longer.

I have plastic lids for most of them anyway, and I prefer those when putting leftovers in the fridge since they don’t have handles sticking up to take up more room.

You may not be ready to part with those yet, but when you pull something out of a cabinet with this much dust … Well that is a good sign that it isn’t being used!

Next I wiped out all of  the cabinets, doors, shelves.

And then started putting all of keeps back in the cabinet.  I made sure to only keep the plastic containers that I had lids for, and that left lids that had no containers (those need to go too!)  Getting rid of all of those glass lids that were never used also allowed me to get some things off the kitchen counters!  YAY!

And here is the donation/get rid of pile … I’m not sure I should even donate this since the lids have not pots to go with them.

Next time we will move to the flatware, dishes, and baking … oh, and cups … we have a cup problem in this house … so that should give you something to look forward too!

You are not alone folks!

Until next week, (or actually just Thursday) …

Happy Organizing!

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