Day #3 ~ Getting Organized Challenge (Tupperware Cabinets)

January 4, 2011
Day #3  Organizing those messy tupperware cabinets!








Today my challenge for you is to organize your tupperware cabinets.  This may be a cabinet where you hold your mixing bowls, leftover containers, baking dishes, and everything in between (not just tupperware).  You do NOT have to organize more than one cabinet today (unless you want to).




Here’s the challenge…


1.  Take a picture of the chaos!


2.  Empty it out (onto the floor or counter). Grab your favorite cleaner and wipe out the dust and grime.


3.  Stand back and look at all you have accumilated and kiss A LOT of it goodbye, because…


4.  YOU DONT USE HALF OF IT!  So,  start purging into the donation station or trash.


5. Once you have gone through and separated, now you can start categorizing… like items with like items.


6.  Organizing bins or baskets are a great tool in this cabinet to keep the chaos under control. Keep that in mind, so go find some.


7. Now you can put everything back. I’m so proud of you! Look how “neat” it looks.


8. Your finished.  Take a picture and hurry back to show us your beautiful cabinets!




If you are new to the challenge, click on the button below to see what it’s all about and join in!














*NOTICE*





TOTALLY ORGANIZED TUESDAYS are going to be on hold until the 21 day challenge is complete. If you are a poster for TOT, you may post your stuff here to share with us!  Thank you.













My Day #3 Challenge Pictures…





I purchased these adorable green baskets at Big Lots for $2.50 each.


Look at the mess!! Im embarrased! We could NEVER keep it clean. Im hoping the baskets will help.


A lot of the plastic will go in the donation box.



When I clean, I love to use a sponge with a couple of drops of Get Clean Dish Wash Concentrate (It smells divine), and then spray whatever I need to clean up with Basic H, because it is my cleaner of choice.  The smell just makes me want to literally wipe every surface down (sometimes I do)!




Look at the dirt and grime.



All clean now!!



Smells clean and fresh!



The baskets are the perfect solution to this problem area! In the near future, I will be making labels for these baskets, with Kim’s free labels at Its a Crafty Life.  Thanks kim!  I will attach them  with velcro.


My first basket holds LIDS!



The second basket holds LUNCH CONTAINERS (for school and work), easy to find now.



The third basket holds leftovers’ containers.



And, the final basket holds all of my smaller glassware.



I also put two wire racks on the doors to hold easy to access freezer containers.  These come in handy for A LOT of stuff!




I’m so excited to see what your cabinets look like!!! You have all been nothing short of amazing.  Wow!  Keep up the great work. I have been visiting EVERY post, so keep me inspired.



Don’t forget to vote today! Just click and you vote!






Link up your Day #3 Challenge – “MESSY TUPPERWARE CABINETS” post below…





22 comments on “Day #3 ~ Getting Organized Challenge (Tupperware Cabinets)

  1. Sassy Sites! says:

    I just cleaned out my kitchen cupboards today! I will post it tomorrow and link up! πŸ˜‰

  2. Sassy Sites! says:

    …oh and great minds think alike! πŸ™‚

  3. Megan says:

    This is one area that I have to be organized in. I cant not stand an un organized kitchen! Ill post pictures of my pretty already organized cabinets, but trust me, there are so many areas what need help in my house. lol

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  5. Amanda says:

    wow love the after. loe the green bins

  6. Melissa says:

    I agree with Amanda, the green bins are great. Very uplifting! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for another great challenge. I’m looking forward to what else you have in store for us!

  7. I did mine a while ago, I hope that’s ok that I linked it. But it was getting a little bit messy so I went through and straightened again, lol. Love this series! I’ll check back for more!

  8. Colleen says:

    I so need to do this one tonight. I keep saying it but I need to check out Big Lots. Love the green!

  9. queenbee1994 says:

    Thanks for hosting this challenge, I am so inspired to get organized. When I worked on my command center a long time ago I used a basket with file folders with the same categories that you have in your mobile command center, but after I saw yours I knew that a hanging file basket would work much better, and the stars aligned and I found the wire basket at Goodwill. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  10. Andrea says:

    Your green bins are AWESOME! I love bins and storage containers. Unfortunately, Hubby hates them. Hopefully, he will change his mind when he sees how much easier it is to organize with them! πŸ™‚

  11. Megan says:

    I awarded you with A Most Sylish Blogger Award…please feel free to stop by and see the post!

  12. Jennie says:

    I have to agree…those green bins are to die for. SO DELICIOUS! I’m kinda wanting to head down to Big Lots to check out thier fun stuff. Love it all:)

    Jennie {Cinnaberry Suite}

  13. Sonya says:

    I have done the same thing with my tupperware too! I love reading about your love for Basic H! My grandparents used to sell Shaklee!

  14. Stephanie says:

    I cleaned out the tupperware bin yesterday. It feels so great to purge! Thanks for holding these challenges.

    http://www.eyeballgirl.com

  15. Well I’m a day late to this challenge, pantry is now organized pictures are taken and my kitchen is a mess and I can’t show it off cause blogger is having issues. Well hopefully I’ll be able to post tomorrow and get caught up on the challenge!

  16. I just finished cleaning my kitchen last month so this cupboard is under control. I even bought the “NEAT” Rubbermaid containers that has the lids and containers click into themselves. AMAZING!

    Since I didn’t join you in this area I decided to figure out what I need to do to organize the toy chaos of the daycare playroom. I’ll put a link to that above.

    Elizabeth @ More Than A Mom
    http://morethana-mom.blogspot.com

  17. Roberta says:

    Just love those green bins…my favorite color πŸ˜‰ I didn’t link my post because it’s not part of your challenge, but this post shows all of my kitchen cabinet storage so it might be of help to alot of the participants: http://con-tain-it.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/02/typical-tuesdayon-a-thursday-3.html#tp

  18. Emily S says:

    Keeping on track for this challenge! Had to do a little detour and clean off another major part of my house yesterday, but I was able to tackle the tupperware cabinet today, along with my baking/cooking cabinet. What a difference this challenge is making in our home! Can’t wait to do the linen closet tomorrow. Thank you!

    Emily
    http://neverendingbutterflies.wordpress.com/2011/03/05/21-day-organizational-challenge-day-3/

  19. MJ says:

    I wonder if you could do a follow-up and let us know how this has worked out for you. The green bins are really cute, but I worry that reaching way back to get that bin off the shelf to plop a lid in would soon get very tiresome. Also, I have way more containers. You don’t show any stacks of containers, just lids… LOve the challenge though. It’s making me very aware of what needs attention in my home. Thanks!

  20. Laura says:

    Have you done a clothes organising challenge!? I NEED some help with that! πŸ™‚

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