Easy Tupperware Organization | in Less Than 20 Minutes
Is your Tupperware storage a hot mess? How does it get unorganized so quickly? Keep reading to find 4 simple steps to get it back on track in less than 20 mins. Tupperware organization has never been so easy!
Organized food containers has never been my thing. I’m not saying I haven’t tried because I really have. We’ve moved enough times that I’ve been able to keep my tupperware fairly contained by tossing the gross ones while packing. But when it comes to keeping it organized, all bets are off.
One of my goals this year is to get back into meal prepping. I find that meal prepping really helps to keep our budget in line and keeps us eating healthier. Before jumping back into it I decided to get my bad kitchen habits under control. Our messy tupperware definitely falls under this category.
I was surprised at how easy our tupperware was to organize once I made an effort. Before you start make sure you’ve got about 20 minutes to dedicate to the project. That’s not too bad, am I right? If you have a crap ton of tupperware maybe give yourself a little more time. So let’s jump right in with the simple steps.
Step 1 | Take It Out
Step 1 – We can have lots of fun! Anybody else singing NKOTB? Just me then. First you want to pull out all of your tupperware and lay it on a flat surface. I threw mine on the table. Don’t worry about any in the fridge. If it’s in there you know it has a matching top and is usable. I find that if your containers are in constant use then you’ll always have some in the fridge which means they don’t need a space in the cupboard. If they’re not in use that much then ask yourself, “Why do I have so many containers?” If you don’t have a good answer then get rid of what you don’t use.
Step 2 | Match it Up
Now that it’s all laid out, match it all up. Make sure everything has a lid to match. This is a good chance to check out the shape of your food containers and toss anything that is looking shady. If I had a dollar for every time I say tupperware in this post I could afford to buy new ones. Recycle or repurpose any containers that don’t have a match. If you can’t think of an immediate use for them, GET RID OF THEM! You don’t want them lying around and you definitely don’t want them to get accidentally rotated back in with the others.
Step 3 | Stack ‘Em Up
Start organizing everything while it’s out. This will make putting it all back much easier. First organize by type and size of tupperware, placing them inside each other. Next do the same with the lids. Keep going until everything is contained.
Step 4 | Put it All Back
The fun part is fitting it all back in where it came from. Now that everything is in proper stacks it should be pretty easy to fit it all in. Keep tupperware and mate lids near each other. Think about what tupperware you use most often and place it where it’s easiest to get to. In this apartment I keep food containers in the cupboard so I have the most used on the 2 bottom shelves where they are most easily reached. Larger tupperware I use less often is at the top. Everything stacked nicely in mine except for a couple of medium sized lids. I found a small basket I wasn’t currently using and placed the lids in there. It was from the dollar store so if you don’t have something suitable laying around you can easily grab a pack of 3 for a dollar.
That’s it. Super simple! I have easily been able to keep the tupperware straightened out for the past couple of months since organizing it. My husband has even commented on how nice it looks and how easy it is to use. No more tubs and lids falling out when we open the cupboard. I call that a win!
Let us know if you followed the steps and got your food storage organized. We’d love to hear about it in the comments below.
Hi! Kim, thank you so much for your tips on how to keep my containers organized. I was reluctant to separate the container from the caps because I thought that I could lose them, however, I will try to follow your suggestion.
Thanks for reading and commenting Nigel. I totally understand the fear of losing lids and ending up with mismatched containers. Since I organized my tupperware this way I honestly haven’t lost a single lid. Everything still matches up perfectly and I’m able to keep the containers organized. I hope this system works as well for you as it has for me.
Same thing! I don’t separate the lid from the container because i’m afraid of losing them, but your tips is worth the try! After all, i’m sick of falling stacks of tupperwares when I open the cupboard 🙂 Thanks for the tip!
Keeping the lids separate from the container has been a game changer. I haven’t lost a lid yet and the lids all fit together nicely. I hope it works well for you! Thanks for your comment.
Thanks! I needed that! 🙂
You’re Welcome! I’m glad you found it helpful. Thanks for reading!
Wish I could send a pic of my finished drawer. My Tupperware hasn’t been this organized in years ! 😄💝
We would love to see it! You can add it to our facebook post. I’ll tag you in it. No pressure though!