Raise your hand if, despite your best efforts, Tupperware and other plastic—or even glass—food storage containers always seem to take over your entire kitchen. Does it feel like no matter how much you stack those lids up, they never quite stay put? Good news: there are plenty of easy ways to keep your food storage containers from ruining your entire kitchen organization system.
For your cleaning inspiration, here are seven ways to get those lids under control.
Stack Lids Vertically in a Plate Rack
In the featured photo above from HGTV, you can see how easily food storage lids can be organized with a plate rack—arranging and dividing them by size makes it easy to find exactly what you need.
Use Book Bins as Dividers
For a super simple solution to keep plastic containers of varying sizes neat and tidy, Better Homes & Gardens turned book bins on their sides and used them as dividers.
Keep Lids in Check with Tension Rods
Small tension rods are a smart way to keep lids from getting out of hand, since they can be extended to fit just about any size drawer, like in this example from Montana Prairie Tales.
Separate Lids and Containers with Drawer Dividers
With the help of some drawer dividers and some smart stacking, this drawer is now totally organized—and super satisfying to look at (but what else can you expect from Martha Stewart?).
Use Pegboard to Keep Containers in Place
Adding pegboard to drawers or slide-out cabinet inserts, like merrypad did in the example above, is another clever way to keep different food storage containers separated and tidy.
Store Lids in a Hidden Magazine Rack
The cure for out-of-control lids? Add a magazine rack to the inside of your cabinet door like Better Homes & Gardens did here for hidden, easy-to-reach storage whenever you need to put leftovers away.
Invest in an Entire Storage System
And if you’d prefer to just shell out for a ready-made storage system, this one is available from Wayfair in different sizes to fit your cabinets, starting at around $250. (You could also use this as inspiration for a DIY, too.).