Jan from The Crafty Mermaid's Grotto shared these before and after pictures of how she stores all these plastic food storage containers.
Basically, she needed to do a major purging, because she had three cabinets worth of them.
She said of the first before picture, "Underneath is one of my plastic container storage places. I have three! I can't believe that the plasticware has spread out that much! Definitely needing a purge there."
Of the second before picture she said, "This is under the microwave cart. It is the only spot where that spinning plastic storage set will fit."
Finally, of the third before photo she said, "Here is the third plastic storage cabinet. This one, we had put a pull out three-tiered basket to hold the lids. Well my plastic container collection had grown so much over the past few years that not all the lids fit in that basket anymore. It will be repurposed."
Of the after picture she explained, "I purged a lot of plastic containers. I only kept the more expensive ones that were still in good shape, and a handful of the Ziploc disposable ones. I have all my plastic containers except the spinning rack in this cabinet. I bought those red file folder containers from Target's dollar section to hold all the lids."
Similarly, another reader, Kelly, down-sized her collection as well, choosing what to keep versus to recycle:
Here's another photo, this one from a reader, June, who explained, "Here's the pic of the items from the food storage containers' cabinet that were in excess."
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Bottom before and after photos courtesy of a reader, Kerry