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Tip #11 – 28 Days of Decluttering

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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?

Ok - we're not this bad....

Ok – we’re not this bad….



...but we're not this tidy either....

…but we’re not this tidy either….


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.




Author: amymunns

Finding more minutes in your day. Specializing in time management, goal setting, prioritizing tasks for small business, busy professionals and active families.

One thought on “Tip #11 – 28 Days of Decluttering

  1. I have been thinking about getting the kind I saw on TV with the attached lids. But somehow it feels wasteful to get rid of all the mis-matched stuff I have already.

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