We all have ‘em. Tupperware, plastic storage containers, and the never ending lids. And, we need them. They are indispensable for storing leftovers, bulk groceries, and freezing meals. But then comes the chaos otherwise know as “the Tupperware drawer’. Wouldn’t it be nice not to have to sift through tons of plastic lids trying to match them to tons of similarly shaped Tupperware containers? In other words, to have them organized? (Gasp!) Well, you can. You can make an easy Tupperware organizer yourself, and stop having to play the memory game every time you want to store the leftover chicken soup. So check out these great solutions on how to organize Tupperware and plastic storage containers once and for all!
How to Organize Tupperware
Let’s get you started with a primer from Emily at ‘Small Stuff Counts’ on how to organize Tupperware and other plastic food storage containers. She has great tips on how to purge all those pieces with lost lids or vice versa, and how to get it all in hand in about 20 minutes!
Tupperware Organizers You Can Make
This first DIY Tupperware organizer is from ‘I Heart Organizing’. They made a lazy Susan from a round wood disc to take advantage of lost space in a corner cabinet. Now they can get to all the storage containers they need at the touch of a hand! Did we mention, they made it a pretty marble look, too?
‘Polished Habitat’ used one of those clear storage drawers you can get at any discount store as an easy Tupperware organizer for both the containers and the lids. You can put this in any kitchen cabinet and you don’t have to worry that every time you open the door, you will be greeted by a landslide of plastic storage bins!
This pegboard style adjustable drawer organizer will help you make a custom storage solution for all your food storage containers. You can move the pegs as needed to accommodate different sized kitchen containers, and all their lids as well. This DIY video tutorial is from ‘Buzzfeed’.
From Amanda at ‘Hometalk’, try this simple Tupperware organizer idea. Use a dish drying rack and plastic bin from the dollar store, and corral all those plastic containers and lids, on a budget!
‘Cook, Create, Consume’ has a great dollar store hack for organizing your Tupperware. She got a mesh storage bag, and hung it inside her kitchen cabinet doors to hold her smaller Tupperware and all the lids. Follow along her post to find out just how she customized it to fit her space.
‘DIY Passion’ has a step by step tutorial for you on how to organize Tupperware using a large plastic storage bin, and her customized dowel and wood blocks for keeping the lids together. Go check out her whole project!
Do you have a DIY’er in your home? Good, because you will definitely want them to build you this DIY slide out kitchen organizing drawer! Not only will you have all your Tupperware organized, don’t stop there and get these in all the drawers in your kitchen! Full instructions from ‘Family Handyman’.
These last two food storage container organizers are ideas from ‘BHG’. Use a magazine rack from the office supply store to organize your kitchen cabinets! Tupperware lids are under control by mounting one of these inside your cabinet door.
Use cardboard boxes or pretty storage bins to make Tupperware organizers that fit right into your kitchen drawers. Easy and cheap too!
Where to Buy Tupperware Organizers
If you want to get right to it and get it done as soon as the UPS driver can reach your door, we get that. We have a couple of great suggestions for Tupperware organizers you can order from ‘Amazon’.
Remember that very cool pull out organizer drawer above? Well if you don’t have a handyman (or woman!) to build you one, then this Food Storage Pull Out Drawer is a perfect alternative. For this kind of kitchen organization? In our opinion, worth every penny. :)
If you like the pegboard style drawer organizers, then check out the Peggy 2 Piece Drawer Organizer set. This one is less than $20, and can be used for food storage containers, plates and bowls or pots and pans.
Finally, the Brock Countertop Dish Rack is a perfect Tupperware organizer idea to keep together all your plastic storage and lids!
So the next time you are cursing at your kitchen cupboards because the Tupperware is on a rampage, check out these great storage and organization ideas! Try our post on Dollar Store Organizing Ideas, and jump over to our sister site OhMeOhMy and check out our post on Kitchen Drawer Organizing as well!