We’re just getting settled into summer but I know it will be time to go back to school in no time! Packing lunch boxes every morning is my least favorite part of the day. I think it’s because I don’t have a good system in place. I constantly walk back and forth between the refrigerator, pantry and cabinets. It’s a huge time waster!
I took about an hour last weekend to clean out a drawer in my kitchen and organize it specifically for all the things that go into a lunchbox outside of the fridge.
There was a junk drawer in my kitchen that held an assortment of appliance manuals, dvd players and chargers. While I do need a good place to store those items, I was wasting valuable kitchen real estate storage. This picture is pretty embarrassing!
Once the drawer was empty, I gave it a good cleaning with a wet paper towel.
Next I grabbed a few storage bins I had leftover in my pantry from other projects. Most of these came from the Dollar Tree. I also pulled all the lunchbox storage containers out of my other cabinets. They were stored throughout the kitchen in no particular place or order.
I put all the containers and bins in the drawer like putting together a puzzle. My goal was to fit as much in as possible without any gaps that would cause the loose containers to slide around when you open/close the drawer.
I hope this new system will save me at least five minutes every morning by putting all of the lunchbox supplies in one place. I’m in no rush to try it out though. I’m already dreading the kids going back to school!
How do you keep all of your lunch box gear organized?