Storage in the Home – Plastic Jars
How many times recently have you wondered where you last put something or pondered how your kitchen always seems to be so cluttered? It’s a common situation to find yourself in, and with the school summer holidays in full swing, the clutter is probably reaching crisis levels! When the domestic chaos gets too much, we all tend to have a burst of activity and tidy everything away out of sight. But are we really tidying and getting organised, or are we simply working on the basis of ‘out of sight, out of mind’? In today’s blog post, we take a look at how to set up a proper organisational system for your kitchen and elsewhere in the house, that will keep you on the straight and narrow when it comes to getting everything sorted.
Plastic Jars for Kitchen Storage
The key to reliable organisation in the kitchen is to put a system in place. If your larder or pantry is in a mess, take everything out and organise items into distinct groups. Batch canned food together, for example, and put all your home baking ingredients together too. Where items are often stored in the cupboard in packs, like sugar, flour and raisins, for example, it’s a good idea to use a set of plastic jars with lids, to keep everything neat and tidy. Colour coordinated lids are a great idea too, so you can easily see at a glance what type of food is stored in each jar. So, you might choose blue lids for baking ingredients, red lids for dried pasta and rice, and green lids for everything else. Be sure to label all of your jars, so that you know what’s in them - after all, you don’t want to mix up plain and self-raising flour in your next cake baking session!
Plastic Jars for Storage Elsewhere
By using plastic jars with lids in other rooms, it’s easy to get a grip on the domestic clutter. Kids will be encouraged to keep their room or play area tidy, if you ask them to put all of their colouring pens, Lego, or toy cars in plastic jars with lids. If you have a craft or sewing room, jars are perfect for storing sewing threads, needles, craft embellishments and all of those other fiddly bits and bobs that just seem to get everywhere. Again, a colour coded approach will make it easy to go straight to the item you’re looking for each time.
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