Since I was so psyched about the organization of my Tupperware drawer yesterday, my brain was just buzzing with ideas for drawers two and three.
I decided to stay in the kitchen and tackle my glass dish drawer. Not only was this drawer disorganized, because it was GLASS that I was putting in and taking out, it was becoming a hazard.
Ever since I read about the danger of freezing and reheating in plastic, I began to stock upon glass containers that I could put leftovers in. Since I try to eat healthy, I also try to avoid those frozen meals that contain a lot of chemicals (and are packaged in plastic). This means that I make extras and store single portions in glass in my freezer downstairs. It is a perfect way to bring a healthy lunch to work as well as have a yummy meal when I don’t like what the kiddos are having for dinner.
This drawer was fairly simple to reorganize. I simply needed to purge what I don’t use. The white containers are a no-go for me because I can’t see what’s inside. Even when I labeled them, I just didn’t love them. Thus they have been used only once or twice in the last sixteen years. (They were a wedding shower present.) I also don’t use two of the glass baking dish sized that were in there. Nope. Never. So, these items went out to our ever growing pile of donations.
A quick wipe of the drawer and a little drawer liner later, everybody was put back and VIOLA! Another drawer closer to being ready for back to school.
One quick note: I did find a tiny shard of glass in the drawer when I wiped it out. Be very cautious with glassware. It can be subject to “thermal shock” and any damaged glass pieces should be thrown out immediately. While the Consumer Reports article and Snopes mention Pyrex by name, it appears that all (or at least most) glassware is susceptible. This is another reason to keep this drawer organized!
What are your favorite glassware pieces? How do you store them?
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Have a zesty day,