How to make a school lunch station…

February 17, 2011
Making school lunches used to be a pain for me. Everything would be scattered through out the kitchen, and even hard to find for some family members.  So, I decided to “organize” the stuff into one space.  Now, Its a breeze to make up the kids lunches. They even help now!



Here are my bins to keep plastic cuttlery organized and separated.



Snack & sandwich baggies…



We switched to the “soft” lunch boxes, mainly for storage space. They lay flat and fit perfectly in the drawer.



This is Alex’s lunch bag (when she uses it). My 12 year old, going on 25… likes to use brown bags a lot of the time.  She says she is too “old” for lunch boxes now! 😉


Not pictured, since it was in the dishwasher, is the circle cutter I use for the sandwiches. I use the  large round wilton cookie cutter. It cuts off the crust (which my kids do not like).  I keep it in the drawer as well.



We also keep napkins & Wet ones in here as well. The wet ones are great to stick in their lunch bag for messy jelly sandwiches, etc.




*The empty space you see in the drawer is for my sandwich cookie cutter.


What kind of lunch system do you use?  I would LOVE to see.  

24 comments on “How to make a school lunch station…

  1. what a great idea… I love the lunch bag where did you get that..

  2. Becky says:

    It’s ALL organized inside my pantry! I have a basket for lunch bags, another for lunch amenities, and all the fixings on two shelves. I haven’t posted it yet, or I’d link my blog! But, just trust me….it’s pretty and organized 🙂

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  3. Anna says:

    Great idea! I’ll have to remember that when my daughter is old enough for school.


  4. What a cute idea! Love it 🙂

  5. Michelle says:

    Love this idea…I love the liners in your drawers where did you get them?

  6. Kelli says:

    This is a great system.

  7. Frances says:

    I love this! Why have I not ever thought of this before!!

  8. Jenn says:

    Fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing.

  9. jbr says:

    My monkeys aren’t in school yet, but I’m keeping this post in mind when we get to that point.

  10. Allison says:

    This is yet another one of those genious ideas that has me going “now why didn’t I think of that?!”
    I don’t have kids yet, but I do pack a lunch for sweet husband, and I’m usually half asleep when I do, so it’d really help to have it all in one spot!
    Thanks for the idea!!

  11. Casey says:

    This is a fantastic idea! Great job!

  12. queenbee1994 says:

    Great idea, I wish I had an extra drawer. My biggest problem with lunch is acutally deciding what to fix, any suggestions?

  13. Toni says:

    I purchased the green frog bag at toys r us a few months ago. Isn’t it cute!?

  14. Toni says:

    Forgot to mention… my drawer liner is from target! 🙂

  15. Robyn :) says:

    I keep my sandwich and snack bags in a drawer along with paperbags and then below it is a cabinet with my reusable lunch bags. Plastic ware is in decorative cups on the counter.

    In my refrigertor I keep all the stuff for making sandwiches in a cloth tote. I got that idea on another blog 🙂

  16. Nicole says:

    We use Laptop Lunches, a re-useable system. Small containers fit into a larger container, which has it’s own bag. Comes with a water bottle, spoon and fork. No waste lunches!

  17. I have to get some pretty drawer liners!! 🙂 those would make me so happy!

    Great idea with the collapsible bags. We have 3 lunch bags and a small lunch cooler here, and they take up SO much darn room! ugh!

  18. Kimber says:

    I <3 this idea! Where did you get your containers to hold utensils? Might have to work on this! 🙂

  19. Toni says:

    Kim, I got my containers at big lots.

  20. AmyB says:

    I second laptop lunches! Or, we use snack taxis instead of ziploc bags. My kids love all the fun prints and believe it or not we have yet to lose one. Also, I have cloth napkins I send in lunches. Love your organization!

  21. allysgrandma says:

    Great idea, I can use it for DH!

  22. Emma says:

    This is a really great article that I’ve just come across. No wonder you’ve got so many subscribers.

  23. Hey thanks for this post! I just finished my lunch drawer in the kitchen! I think I am finally organized in here LOL

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