Just as with the pantry, I've been collecting so much inspiration from Pinterest. We're still on a function over form budget, but I've altered many of the tips I've found there to suit our lifestyle. Most of it really comes down to the most basic organization principle, though, of keeping like things together.
Our top shelf holds beverages:
|We mostly use Sterilite food storage containers for leftovers. Food stays fresh 2-3 times longer in them, in my experience, and they can go in the microwave, dishwasher, and freezer. They're also BPA-free. We use Pyrex food storage containers for leftovers that are likely to be reheated in the storage container.|
|I like the Rubbermaid Produce Saver containers for keeping produce fresh and crisp. I've had a head of iceberg lettuce last over a month in one of these. I love that the lids snap onto the bottoms and the whole set nests nicely for storage.|
|I think you're supposed to keep butter up here, but you never know what you'll find in our little space. Right now it's some paintbrushes, a prescription, and a basket of fast food condiment packets.|
Now, wasn't that just a fascinating experience? If you're lucky, maybe I'll introduce you to our linen closet sometime...