I’m a Math teacher. Yeah, I know some of you just cringed, but I’m a good one, I promise! I sprinkle definitions & formulas & equations with magical common sense dust and make them all make sense. Ok enough about all that (the math reference will make sense in a sec), on to the tip! The other day I was cleaning up after dinner and went to the cabinet. Once again I found myself facing “The Dilemma”. Where the heck was the top to my container? Yeah, I know they’ve come up with containers that’ll only match their lids or collapse or whatever, but I’m not ditching my sets for some newfangled product. I like what I’ve got. So the tip (and the logic behind the math reference) is this:
Sharpie + containers = sanity!
Yep! I took black permanent markers and labeled my containers! I labeled them so the top and the corresponding bottom have the same number. The only bad part is that you have to match them up to get it right. I labeled my tops and bottoms numerically (you can use letters if you prefer). So now, when I go hunting for a set, I’ll just look for lid #1 and container #1. Pretty cool, huh?
Have you found some neat way to sort, store or organize your containers? Please share! And thanks for reading this Monday’s “Mom Tip”!
PS- here’s my Pinterest board with more organization & storage ideas. Enjoy!
Photo credit: http://www.organizewithsandy.com/tag/messy-cabinets/