You guys might remember about a year and a half ago, I made over my friend Randi's closet.
I am happy to report that Randi is engaged and she is getting married in June. However, her fiance Ryan, has recently moved in to her 1100 sq foot condo and they are finding space to be a bit of a challenge, especially in the kitchen area as wedding gifts are starting to arrive with no place to fit them.
Knowing how much Easy Find Lids containers could save them space, I volunteered to help with the cabinets.
I took everything out of the food storage cabinet. Just to give you an idea, look how much stuff was crammed in there!
We were able to consolidate her containers by using Rubbermaid Premier, which have the Easy Find Lids feature so that the lids snap to the bottom and nest neatly. We were able to maintain nearly the same number of containers she had prior, it is just these are "smarter" for storing than the variety she had compiled. Look, more room for wedding gifts!
Since their old containers would just cause clutter if they went back into the cabinet, I wanted to ensure that they got a "second life" vs. have them end up causing clutter somewhere else. Here is a montage of what their new purposes have become:
What do you use old containers for? What ideas do you have to recycle or re-use them so you can open up your cabinets for a smarter storage solution?