food storage container chaos

May 27, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Did you ever live with something for so long and try to fix it so many ways and then had an "AHA!!" moment?  I did today.  The source of stress that I have lived with  for the last 12 years is my food storage containers cabinet!  I reorganized it every few months to no avail.  It always ended up in a state of chaos.  Well, today, I realized that the problem wasn't the containers or my husband (although he is a little to blame, I'm sure :)), but my cupboard.  I had them in a corner cabinet and I moved them today to the cupboard that is open with one half shelf.  Now, I realize that this seems like the simplest, most basic thing and hardly worth blogging about, but it never dawned on me, after all these years, to rearrange where I put things from when I first moved in.  

Isn't it amazing to think that the simplest solutions are usually the best?  Don't we overthink everything in our life?  Do we live feeling  trapped in the place that we started, not realizing that we are capable of change?  OK, getting a little too philosophical.  But I want to share a photo of my cabinet, because even though I'm very hopeful that I found the solution, it may never look like this again!

I kept all my disposable containers in a pull out bin in the original corner cabinet after I purged the ones that have lids that seem like they should fit, but don't.  

The basket on the top shelf holds containers for saving lunches (divided areas) and their lids.  The top right is for glass containers and an old rectangular container is in the back to hold the lids.  

I put hooks on the door to hold my microwaving cover (This cabinet is right near the microwave).


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