Thursday, January 6, 2011

Organizing Challenge #3: Tupperware Cupboard

Let's keep this short, sweet, and to the point, shall we? 

BEFORE:

You might think those tupperwares were on the floor because I had already started the job. Wrong. They were on the floor because that's where they've been ALL DAY. In Idaho in the winter, the tupperware cupboard is like toddler Disneyland. 

Per instructions, I first took everything out and wiped down the shelves. We've lived in this house seven years, and I'm pretty positive that's the first time those shelves have ever been wiped down. 

Then I stood there and looked at this mess for a while.

And lamented the fact that so many of my tupperwares (I use that word loosely, my preference is glassware) are missing either a lid or a bottom. Most of the plastic ones got turned into bug catchers last summer, and I'm pretty sure there might be a glass container in the sandbox buried under the snow. 

Oh vell, zat iz life, no? 

I worked with what I had and matched up most of the bottoms with their lids. I have no patience for matching stuff up in the heat of the moment. When I need to put away soup at 10 p.m., I don't want to be searching for the lid. 


I found some juice containers hiding in the back of the cupboard when I emptied it and realized I hadn't missed them because we never make juice. My kids drink water and milk, so I have no idea why I even bought them. Time to repurpose! 


Mmmm, Go Lean Kashi Crunch and Quaker Oatmeal Squares. The only time of day I crave cereal is late at night. Bad cereal, quit making me hungry. 


Sad fact: an entire box of cereal only filled up those containers that far. That must be why they were on sale for $1.68. They were baby boxes. 

And that's all there was to cleaning up the tupperware cupboard. I'm not sure why I've put it off for three days now. It literally took me 20 minutes, tops.

Before:

AFTER:

Brecken wakes up in about nine hours and Tupperware Disneyland will resume.




6 comments:

  1. The after picture even makes me feel better about life, and it's not even my cupboard. :-) Where did you buy the Kashi cereal for 1.68?? I love that stuff but I'm like you.....I crave it at the worst times - like 10pm and later.

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  2. I need to do that also. I have a little one that is in charge of putting all the plastic cups away from the dishwasher and it's all a jumbled mess. I'm going to have to take charge of it for the afternoon and get it together.

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  3. Beee-u-ti-ful. I'm a 21 Days to Getting Organized stalker. The first few areas were actually under control in my house, but yesterday's makes me want to go take a nap. I don't have a file drawer that needs to be organized. I have boxes of papers that need to be gone through. That's one area that's out of control and systemless for me right now.

    I just bought some more honey at the store last night, so we'll be making some grahams this weekend. Yum!

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  4. Yippeeee! Good work girl! Good thought on that knife drawer by the way (wink, wink)

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  5. Looks great! Keep it up! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Great job!!! I'm doing the challenge too! It's so nice to get everything clean and in order, right? It makes me feel productive <3

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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