Life Transformations Personal Training in Lee’s Summit, MO shares tips to help you get organized. Most everyone has a plastic ware cabinet. This can be a challenge to stay organized and keep from plastic ware falling out. I’ve been there and solved the problem. The solution is to keep it simple. I used to have round, square, rectangles, Rubbermaid, Gladware, Hy-Vee Brand, Dollar Store brand and many more. So, I consolidated to one brand and fewer shapes. I choose Gladware for my family. It is very universal, user friendly, sturdy and works for all three of us.
Here is what I did to reduce clutter and cleanup my plastic ware cabinet. Since we take food many places, usually batch cook a weeks’ worth of food into individual meals, we use quite a bit.
So I stocked up on some new Gladware. We have a majority of our meals in Gladware Entrée containers. These usually come in a five pack. These are great for meals, sandwiches, and storing extra leftovers. Next, we use Gladware Deep Dish for larger meals and storing larger servings of leftovers. Both of these options are square shaped, stack well and can fit great into most coolers or bodybuilder meal bags.
Next we throw in some extras. Gladware Mini Go is a small round container. These are great for small servings of fruits and veggies or snacks for kiddos. Then we add a few Gladware Dressing Cups. These are a little secret cup that snaps in the lid of ALL Gladware. Fill the cup with dressing, oil or what you desire and snap it right in the lid. Last, I use some Gladware TMNT To Go circles. These are great for my son’s lunch and snacks. Some of my tricks for my son’s lunch at school include the To Go Circles and dressing cups. I do chicken nuggets with ketchup, ravioli with marinara, little smokies with barbecue.
So let’s put all of these containers into motion. Here is a picture of my plastic ware cabinet. All lids interlock and containers stack perfect. I’ve done the different brands of similar shaped plastic ware, but they just don’t stack very well. Then you need to search for the correct lid for the correct container. So save time and energy and consolidate.
My goal of writing this is to help simplify your cabinets and storage. If you are like my family…busy, like to eat healthy, and eat often…then you may benefit from organizing your plastic ware cabinet. If you aren’t for sure what to do with your old mismatched plastic ware, donate to a thrift store or non-profit to help someone in need.
Thanks for reading. Happy organizing!