7 Tips For Organizing That Out-Of-Control Tupperware Cabinet

How to organize your Tupperware cabinet.

No other place in your home can get as insanely messy as your Tupperware cabinet. It might seem random, but think about all those times you’ve opened up that particular kitchen cabinet just to have an avalanche of plastic containers come tumbling down on you. Then you’re left to re-stack them every time. Somehow it seems like they multiply in there! It almost makes you not want to use Tupperware containers at all. If you relate to this struggle, never fear. We do have a few tips that will help get your messy cabinet back in order.

Thanks to Do It On a Dime, we have seven awesome tips to share, all of which are going to help stop the cabinet chaos. You have enough to clean in your home, so consider your Tupperware cabinet taken care of with these handy tricks!

1. Declutter

Sounds obvious enough, right? But there actually is an art to decluttering! First and foremost, this is something you should do probably once a year – unless you’re prone to continuously buying Tupperware, this is probably a realistic time frame.

Start by purging your cabinet and taking out all your containers, then match each lid to each container. No match? It goes in the trash.

Take this time to check out the shape of your containers, too. If you see any stains or other ghastly things, it’s time for them to go. Even containers you don’t use too frequently can be disposed of, although for these we suggest donating these rather than tossing them away.

2. Drawer System

Everything is more organized with drawers in place, and Tupperware is no different. To avoid the cost of putting ACTUAL drawers in your cabinets, try these removable wire drawers instead! They’re roomy, super cheap on Amazon, and easy to take in and out of your cabinet when you need to. Plus, they do an amazing job of keeping all your containers…well, contained.

Do It On a Dime suggests these two drawers, both from Amazon: there’s a metal option and white option.

3. Keep Lids Separate

A good, easy tip is to keep lids in a separate drawer. One container or drawer should be just for lids, while another is just for the Tupperware itself. This will prevent you from squeezing too much onto one drawer and inadvertently causing clutter.

That’s what we’re trying to avoid, people.

4. Use Cheap Bins

If you’re looking at those wire drawers and panicking over the price a little, that’s okay! Not everyone’s budget for projects like this are the same. A cheaper option still is to use plastic bins, which you can get at any dollar store for an excellent price. They don’t have to be fancy, they just function to keep everything organized.

Do It On a Dime also suggests desk separators for smaller lids or containers.

5. Upgrade to Glass

Now “upgrade” may look like an expensive word, but it doesn’t have to be. Upgrading from plastic to glass containers is a wise investment; these containers are better for your health, easier to clean, easier to organize, and less likely to stain like plastic. Plus, they look a lot cuter than plastic containers!

You CAN get glass Tupperware at dollar stores and online for very cheap. Try this set, which is under $20 for 10 pieces.

6. Invest in Stacking Containers

If these glass containers can stack, that’s even better! Container sets that stack are a lifesaver – they’re a million times easier to organize and save you some serious cabinet room. And, hey, if you’re going to buy new containers anyways, you might as well.

7. Use Plastic for Lunches

As great as glass stacking containers are for MOST things, we highly suggest you still keep some plastic containers around for lunch making! Giving glass containers to your eight-year-old for lunch…might not be the best move.

Just designate a special drawer for plastic containers; it’ll be like your own little lunch making shelf.

Bonus Tip

To make lunch packing even easier, put a bin in your drawer system just for plastic baggies. That way, instead of struggling with the box each time, you can just grab the loose baggies out of the container when you need them. This will make lunch making just a little less hectic!

What do you think of these organizational tips? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.