Glass Containers in the Kitchen

Today I'd like to share a few of my favorite organizations ideas for the kitchen. 

A few years ago I started buying glass containers for my fridge and pantry. I found that my pantry items would get a strange smell from some of the plastic storage containers and I feared it seeping into my food also.

This is a picture of the drawer I store my fridge containers in:

These are readily available at Marshall's, Home Goods and TJ Maxx. Pricing is very reasonable, and starts at three or four dollars and up.

When I do my weekly grocery shopping, I try to clean out the fridge before I go. This is a great time to get rid of things that may have expired and wipe your fridge down. Wash your empty containers so they are clean and ready when you bring your groceries in.

Once I bring my groceries in and put away my pantry staples, dairy and etc., I wash my fruits and veggies, cut, chop or dice them up, and put them into my glass containers. This makes my week go so much more smoothly in so many ways! Not only is meal prep easier, a quick salad for lunch takes seconds, a quick stir fry or fresh fruit for your yogurt or oatmeal is all ready for you! Dinner time prep is also greatly reduced. Everything is ready and clean for your side salad or casseroles. And it's easier for everyone to grab healthy snacks throughout the week. If we have leftover meat during the week, I put it in a small container for a fast taco salad at lunch or salad with chicken or what have you. I do feel the shelf life of my fresh produce extends in the glass containers which is an extra bonus.

As you see in the picture, I keep any fresh meats in a glass pan of some sort as well. This way you don't have it leaking or dripping in your fridge, causing food borne bacteria. It's also best to store meat on lower shelves for this reason.

I like  to have fresh citrus in a bowl for easy access for snacking or for my water.

I hope these hints will make your week a little easier. It may take extra time on grocery day to get it done, but it will be totally worth it the rest of the week!

Blessings from Kim ~ "With Jesus in her heart and coffee in her cup."

"Hi! I'm Kim ~ Blessed wife of Eric, mom of four and Nonnie to a sweet little grand daughter with another expected in January!  I'm a coffee enthusiast, baker, organizer and DIYer. My home style tends to lean towards traditional but, I must say, I can be a bit eclectic. Anything that makes me smile. Surround yourself with your favorite things and be sure you use the good dishes! Always look for extraordinary in what may seem ordinary. ~ Blessings to you and yours!" 

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