Okay, so I told you that we’ve recently moved into a new house, right? Well, the unpacking is going…a little slower than I thought it would. (This is my first time unpacking with kids. It’s a whole new world!) All the toys seem to have made it out of the boxes, but we still can’t find the cutlery. (What did people do before takeout?)
I figured this would be the perfect time to casually call up Amanda, a good friend of my wife, who just happens to be a professional organizer, and find out how she uses Rubbermaid products in people’s kitchens. (If I can help all of you and myself in the process, all the better.)
She had tons of amazing advice and could probably talk about containers for days – if her little one wasn’t picking up the extension and demanding a video. Here’s what I got before she could no longer ignore her daughter’s pleas:
- Rather than storing open bags of dry goods in your pantry, put everything in containers, so it’s all fresh and easily stackable. (Imagine brown sugar that isn’t hard as a rock come cookie time!)
- Use containers that no longer have a lid to keep all your spices packets of soup mix together.
Little does she know that I am no longer lidless, ever since switching to Easy Find Lids. (I mean, once I figure out which box I’ve packed them in.) But I’m totally going to organize my whole pantry in handy, see-through containers. As soon as I get a spare moment…
Before I venture any further in my kitchen project, I’m going to reread Kitchen Organization 101. It has some great ideas on where to put everything and I can use all the help I can get!
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