How to organize…food storage containers

Last week I was organizing a chef’s newly renovated kitchen.  We spent a lot of time trying to find the most efficient way to store food and cooking utensils, especially the mountains of bulk food products for baking.


Her bulk food storage containers are all restaurant sized and round.  Like trying fit a round peg into a square hole, it was obvious that all the new storage shelving that had been added to this kitchen would be eaten up by a few large round containers.

So, she’s off to shop for new square containers.



My organizing tip for containers is:  always choose square or rectangular for dry goods, and round for wet or sticky foods. You can get a lot more on a shelf if your containers are square and stackable.

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