The past couple of days I've been held captive in bed, trying to recover from a touch of the flu, most likely brought on by a cocktail of holiday exhaustion and polar vortex. Needless to say, I hardly had the energy for a full top-to-bottom kitchen clean. But, I did tackle a problem that plagues many a kitchen: the Overflowing Tupperware Cabinet of Doom.
As you can see in my very real, very scary before photo, I had an attractive mix of takeout deli containers plus mismatched bottoms and lids that was threatening to avalanche at any moment. This level of disorganization turned storing leftovers into an often futile search and rescue mission. So, I took 30 minutes to sit my bum on my kitchen floor and wade through the rubble.
Eventually, I'd love to switch to all glass/ceramic containers, but for now, my mostly plastic collection will suffice, and I'll replace them with glass as they wear out. I tossed mismatched, cracked, and superfluous containers either into recycling or the Outbox. I kept just ten deli containers (for my upcoming food swap on National Soup Swap day), my thrifted Corningware, and a healthy variety of plasticware that all have matching tops and are in good condition. I managed to organize it all on the top shelf, so the bottom could be used for food storage.
Ahh, I'm feeling better already!
Anyone else tackling a tupperware avalanche?
MORE OF TARA'S JANUARY CURE:
• Tara's Cure Project: This One's Gonna Be Tuft
• Tara's Cure: Take Two
(Image credits: Tara Bellucci)