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Organize Your Leftover Containers in Four Easy Steps!
by Monica  Resinger
_http://homemakersjournal.com_ ( 
It was time to organize my leftover containers that are kept in a kitchen  
cupboard on a slide out shelf. I didn't realize how long it had been since the  
last time I did this until I got to the bottom of the shelf and found things 
I'm  ashamed to tell. I will tell you that there were containers I had 
forgotten I  had because they were buried so deep. 
How could this be useful?! Really, the only use it had was to barely store  
my leftover containers; ‘barely’ meaning each time I'd open the door, 
something  would fall out. I had to ask myself 'why would I need 250 
Just  joking, it wasn't that much, but it was too much. Here's how I got this 
cupboard  in shape in four easy steps: 
1. I took everything out of the cupboard. This is a cupboard close to the  
floor so I sat on the floor and took them out and set them around me on the  
(clean) floor. When the shelf was cleared out, I vacuumed it and wiped it off. 
2. From the lids and containers on the floor, anything I didn't use or want  
anymore either went into the trash or into a bag to be donated to the Goodwill 
 depending on if it was still useful or not. 
3. With what was left, I matched containers with lids. Each container I  
found that still had a lid (don't ask me where the others went!), I'd set back  
into the cupboard and each lid went into a square plastic organizer to hold  
them; this way the lids would still be in with the containers, but not all  
scattered around. I stacked the containers according to their size and shape. 
4. I threw away the remaining disposable lids and containers (yogurt, sour  
cream, margarine, etc.) that didn't have a match and donated any good, no match 
 lids or containers to the Goodwill; I'm sure they'll find a match for them. 
Complete in four easy steps! Now when I open that cupboard, the containers  
don't come falling out and I can easily find the container I need. It is a 
great  feeling to have them organized (for a change). 
For more home organization tips, check out the Guidebook for Getting and  
Staying Organized:  _ 
Monica is the founder Homemaker's Journal E-publications, the growing home  
of many fun and informative home and garden e-books, tip sheets, articles and  
more!  _ ( 
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