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How to Organize Food Storage Containers

Hi, everyone. So in this tutorial, I’m going to share with you guys how to organize all of your plastic storage containers that you have inside of your kitchen cabinets. So maybe you have like a whole cabinet that’s just like bursting with like lids and bottoms and stuff and it’s just very hard to contain. I’m going to show you how I organized mine to make it really easy to access, to know what you have, and to make putting leftovers away less frustrating. So let me grab the camera and show you guys exactly what I’ve done. OK. So this is the cabinet where I keep all of my plastic food containers. Now, it has.

Lids to my pots also because my pots are in this cabinet over here which I’m going to save for another tutorial. But this is really what I want to show you guys. I want to show you this and then I want to show you up here. So this is a pullout organizer that’s made for cabinets. Now, it’s not necessarily made to hold Tupperware and storage containers but I just like to use it for this purpose because I thought it would work perfectly. So what I’ve done here is besides install this organizer, I have sorted all of my plastic food storage containers by size and then I put all the bottoms together and all the tops.

Together. So back here, I have all of my larger tops in the very back section then there is a divider here kind of dividing them up. So large tops and then I have my mediumsize tops here and then my smaller tops here so when I’m coming to grab a container I can say, quot;Oh, do I need a small, medium, or large?quot; And then go to that exact location. And I did the same thing with the bottoms here. I have all the mediums at the very bottom of the front section and then I have the smaller ones kind of nested on top of each other like this. And then I have all of the large containers because it didn’t really fit nicely down here at the very top of the cabinet.

Now, I have another one, I think I have like two more of that are actually in the fridge right now being used. So those go there. So I just like how they’re very easy to access. Yeah, they’re just easy to access. And when you store the bottoms separate from the tops, it saves a lot of space. And yeah, it just saves a lot of space and it makes everything easy to access. Now, do you have to use the same product that I used to get the same look inside of your cabinet for organizing your storage containers? No, absolutely not. I just really like this one. When I saw it in the store, I just knew this was going to work so beautifully because.

I saw the dividers, I saw that they were adjustable and flexible and I knew that was exactly what I was looking for in order to contain all my lids by size and separate them from the bottoms. So that’s why I got it. Now, if you want to know more information about the product, you can visit my website, Alejandra.TV. There are more details there. But if you don’t want to get the product and you want to get the same look inside of your cabinet, what you can do is you can just use containers. You could even use like storage containers just like this to contain all your lids.

Like what I would do is I would just use one of these bigger containers and I would put all my lids to kind of stack the same way inside of the bigger one. I would probably do all my large lids together and then my mediums and smalls in a separate container. And then I would probably nest like the mediumsize containers and the small containers. Nest these ones inside of another large container or if you don’t want to use these containers, you could just get another container and nest them inside of those. So there are other ways to organize your Tupperware containers without having to go out and get another product. I just like this one and I knew it was going to meet the needs of what.

I was looking for. OK. So something else you want to think about when you’re organizing all of your Tupperware or your food storage containers is when you’re organizing them, you want to only put back the pieces that go together. So you only want to put back bottoms that actually have a lid that works and lids that actually go to a bottom that like click or clasp nicely. If you have like random lids that are inside of your cabinet that don’t have a bottom to them, ask yourself, quot;Why am I keeping these lids?quot; Like maybe you can repurpose them in some creative way. But if you’re not using them and they’re just taking up space inside.

Backyard Organic Container Vegetable Garden Perfect for People Who Rent

John: Alright, this is John Kohler with growingyourgreens , today I have another exciting episode for you and this is a visit to a viewer’s house. I love when I get to go on field trips and visit viewers, that are also growing food. Actually it was really cool to know that I’m inspiring many people out there and maybe even you guys out there and that people are growing food because of me. But not only that I love visiting viewer’s houses to see what everybody’s doing, because everybody might not grow exactly like I do. What I do works for me, but there’s many ways to grow food, and at this homeowner’s place, well they’re not growing in their front yard, actually this is the best side of the house to actually.

Get sunlight but the problem with the front yard is that they have a few trees here that they don’t wanna cut down. So I’d probably encourage them to at least hack down one of the trees to grow some crops in the place where its gonna get the most sun. So what they’re doing instead is growing in the backyard and uh you know, if you’re a homeowner generally you don’t have a problem building raised beds and you know putting in and making improvements to your land to do what you want with your property and you know they didn’t necessarily wanna do that here so actually they’re growing in all containers which is quite a unique thing. Now whether you’re renting or owning you can always grow in containers.

They’re easily moveable and you know they have a few reasons for doing this so what we’re gonna do next is actually head into the backyard and show you guys what’s growing on in this viewer’s house. Now we’re inside the backyard and here is the garden you can see behind me and literally all it is, it’s in 15 gallon containers and you know its on top of pallets and this cool structure for a trellis. Now you might be asking yourself “John, why would homeowners have a garden like this, it’s just in pots.â€� Well there’s a few good reasons for that, number 1: say its May and you should have had your plants in already, and you wanna.

Grow a garden but you don’t have to like start building the raised beds, constructing them, screwing, drilling, sawing. Then you gotta worry about filling them up and you know you might have to make one too big and it might not be just the right area that you want cause the sun might not hit it properly or whatever. So what they came up with, as a solution is this! They’ve literally got 15gallon pots and filled it up with soil cause each pot can be moved to where the sun is if they needed to. They put it on top of pallets so that you know the grass wouldn’t grow up through and the roots wouldn’t grow down into the grass. And so they could also move the pallets and they get it off the ground.

To you know uh resist the insects, the slugs and snails, which are pretty prevalent in this garden. They say they haven’t had any damage to their plants because it’s off the ground, and in pots, which is really cool. And so and they’re growing a lot of stuff. So what we’re gonna do next is actually show you guys just some of the things that are growing. Its pretty much the end of the summer season, they’ve still got a few things hanging on, but mostly we’re gearing up towards the fall and winter garden. And here in Northern California, you can definitely grow yearround. And you wanna grow your greens, just like my channel name growingyourgreens! You wanna grow your greens in the wintertime;.

You can easily grow greens all throughout the winter here in Northern California. So let’s take a look at a few of the summer crops that are hanging on and all the winter greens and varieties, a few I’ve never seen before that’s happening in this backyard. Alright, I know you might be thinking, “John, what’s that crazy structure here that they’ve got happening?â€� Well this is a unique trellising system that they came up with. You know it’s basically a fairly inexpensive, and once again disassembleable and moveable system, just in case they wish to do something later with it. They’re basically using some standard, construction grade 2×4’s nothing special. They’ve got a couple Simpson strongties.

To lock in the corners, so it’s a nice stable structure. I don’t know that I’d climb up there, but its definitely gonna hold the support beams up there. And then they basically have this stuff right here; this is the nylon trellis netting that I like so much. I’ve had previous episodes on it. It comes in a little package and then it unfurls into a four foot by I don’t know eight or a fifteen foot or even thirty foot section and usually I use them going the other direction but they’re putting them up all the way. And you can see here they’ve got some nice Japanese cucumbers growing up the trellis here. Two plants, ones actually topping out and still flowering out here. They have already pulled out their tomatoes.

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