3 Smart Ways to Store Your Food Containers

Is your food container drawer a disaster? Tame the chaos with one of these three clever ideas.

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The messiest, most disorganized part of your kitchen? Chances are, it's your food storage container cabinet or drawer—with its jumble of various-sized containers and lids floating around randomly. (A close second would be your "throw everything in there" junk drawer.)

Time to get it under control! Start by recycling your mismatched items (Rubbermaid has its own recycling program) and upgrading to a cohesive set of containers, to help minimize the mess. Then, consider one of three ways to organize—stack and store all the same-sized lids or containers together, store the lids and containers married together, or sort the pieces into bins to help corral them.

Whichever way you do it, it'll make it so much easier to find the right size container for the job—and the lid you need to finish it.

Glass Square Food Storage

Glass Square Food Storage
Courtesy of the Container Store

These sleek glass containers are heavy-duty and can go from the dishwasher to the freezer or fridge, to the oven or microwave without a problem.

Bamboo Adjustable Drawer Dividers

Bamboo Adjustable Drawer Dividers
Courtesy of Amazon

These easy-to-install drawer dividers help you corral and organize your containers—so they don't start devolving into clutter.

Pantry Bins

Pantry Bins
Courtesy of the Container Store

If you're using the bin technique, invest in a few clear bins in just the right sizes to organize your food storage containers.

Label Maker

Label Maker
Courtesy of Amazon

A P-Touch label maker lets everyone to know exactly what goes where in your kitchen.

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