Clients always ask me “Is your place super organized?” I of course say yes, because for the most part it is! However, there are a few areas that could use some time and attention in my home. It’s very easy to sometimes feel paralyzed with anxiety or stress when it comes to tackling clutter. Many of us make excuses as to why we can’t fix the issue, imagining the task is much larger than it actually is or just feel as though we have no other options spatially.
One area of my home was inevitably cluttered, no matter what I did I just couldn’t get it organized. Tupperware. Yep, that’s right my Tupperware is a hot mess, lids are thrown about, bowls resemble the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I took a step back to figure out the best solution for this challenge, because I was sick of my containers falling out and being more work than it should.
Originally my Tupperware was stored in a cabinet above the stove. This space didn’t work for all of our Tupperware containers, nothing remained organized because it was too high. Any time I needed to put clean containers away I’d just throw them up there and hope they’d stay put, quickly closing the cabinet before it would fall back in my face.
So, I trekked to Ikea, purchased a bin and took all of my Tupperware and organized it, relocating the bin onto a shelf beneath my butcher block. The results have been great! Now all of the Tupperware is low and at a level I can see and deal with, everything stays together. Since the bin is only so big, it makes things easier to maintain and stay tidy.
Making two changes, height and location, resulted in a huge impact on how I used my Tupperware. Recognizing that a kitchen item is high use means its location should respect that. It’s easy to get stuck in clutter tendencies because perhaps that’s how you originally set them up, but don’t be afraid to re-evaluate how something could work for your life now.