Last week was your third week in the 4-Week Kitchen Organizing Challenge and by now you should be feeling great about completing your first three projects! If you’re like a lot of people, doing one project often inspires you to keep organizing, so if you did that -- congrats! If not, no worries… you’re still on track because here’s your organizing project for week four!
This week, why not tackle the tsunami of plastic containers that’s flooded your cabinets? If you’re like most people, you have way too many food storage containers because like plastic fast-food cups, they multiply in the dark of night.
Sure, they’re perfect for stacking leftovers in the fridge, for packing picnics and taking food to parties. They’re also handy for sending food home with guests but face it, you’ll never be such a social butterfly that you need 63 containers (12 of which have long since lost their lids anyway). Pull them all out, match each and every one with its lid and recycle anything without a lid. Then, choose your favorite TEN out of the bunch, nesting and stacking them in your closet with the most versatile toward the front for easy access and donate or recycle the rest.
Week Four Maintenance Success Tip: Avoid the siren song of the takeout Chinese soup container, steer clear of party guests bearing leave-behind containers, and for Pete’s sake toss your empty margarine and Cool Whip tubs into the recycling bin. The goal is to strive to keep your food storage containers to a manageable number and stick with the brands, sizes and quality you like, rather than allowing space for whatever happens to show up in your life.
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