Organize Your Food Storage Containers

You know the struggle of organizing all those food storage containers. There are ways to manage, and dare say, conquer, the mess!

1) Declutter- At least once a year, go through and match all your containers with lids. Toss the stragglers. Keeping a container without a lid seems silly, right? 

2) Separate- The best and quickest way to reduce the mess is by simply keeping containers and lids separate. It saves space as you can stack containers and lid. Not a fan of stacking? Tip: Use dividers to keep the lids upright to allow easy access and use customizable pegboards or individual bins/trays to separate container sizes.

3) Organize- Do you need to stack containers due to space restrictions? Stack by size, but most importantly, stack by priority! Tip: If you use the bigger containers more frequently than the smaller ones, it's a hassle to constantly spend time moving the small ones aside. Simply flip that pile and store "upside down", so the larger containers are on top of the stack, easily accessible. 

4) Invest- If you find yourself constantly struggling with food storage containers, no matter what you try, it's time to invest in an organizer. From a base cabinet pullout system to a wall cabinet organizer, these cabinet accessories force you to stay (more) organized. There are numerous options out there for a wide range of needs and budgets. 

5) Be consistent- There's no need to toss everything and start anew at once (that's a waste and costly). But as you toss old, unusable containers, purchase new ones that are the same brand. Different brands mean different shapes and sizes, leaving you stuck with the ultimate struggle- "what specific lid goes with this specific container?!" Tip:  Save your sanity- pick a brand and stick with it. 

You could win a free 4FSCO Food Storage Container Organizer from Rev-A-Shelf! Simply take a photo of your messy cabinet and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Use #REVASHARE and tag Rev-A-Shelf or we won't be able to see the photo and you won't be entered into the contest. Winner announced Wednesday, March 8.