Eating leftovers so much for the past month has made me realize I have a little problem in my home. Fighting almost daily with a grouchy husband who can’t find the right Tupperware to pack his lunch got really old!
You know, I guess that when you are the only person in the house who can stand to venture into your Tupperware cabinet, it’s time to make some changes.
And when your Tupperware collection is literally famous among friends and family for it’s matter-of-a-fact disorder, it’s time to make some changes.
I read a blog recently that had a great idea for taking charge of magically-multiplying, mismatched Tupperware. You use a sharpie to code each container and matching top with letters or numbers. You then make sure that you keep the tops stacked in numerical/alphabetical order to make it easy to find the top for a chosen container.
Last Thursday, I had a little down time while Michael took Gabriel outside to help load equipment onto the landscaping trailer. As soon as Gabe was out the door, I was taking out all of my Tupperware before I could even think, “a nap would be nicer…”
After I dumped every piece of Tupperware I had onto my kitchen table, it only took about 20min (with some interruptions!) to do all the number labeling and then return everything–newly organized–back to the cabinet.
What a great feeling! 20 minutes wasn’t so bad. I procrastinated on this project like it was going to take me two hours!
A. Neumann says
So how did you organize with letters and numbers?