Tip #11 – The Plastic Containers
UGH – the bane of my existence. And truly a first world problem, no? Too many plastic containers, none with matching lids, no way of keeping them organized. UGH – – make it stop!
Since my boys (9 and 5) are in charge of unloading the dishwasher; the plastic container drawer and its organization (really disorganization) falls on them. Really, I can’t expect my nine and five-year old to keep this drawer clean. I can’t even keep it clean. So what to do?
Honestly, I let them throw everything in there and just I just don’t care how it looks. As long as I can find a lid that matches in a relatively short amount of time, honestly, I don’t care (much to my mom’s chagrin). Then once or twice a month, we all go through it, match up all lids and containers and start fresh. Anything without a mate, goes into the recycle bin. It stays organized for a short while then we fall into our old habits again. But it works. Since we’re working on finding mates on a regular basis, we weed through the old and yucky ones. What’s that saying – in chaos there is order? (Did I just make that up?)
What about you – we can’t be the only one who hates those plastic containers.