Here it is – National Match-Up Day!
The first Monday of October when those food storage container drawers and cabinets get cleaned out, sorted, and vacuumed! My drawer always needs vacuuming, does yours?
Why the first Monday in October?
This is when my food storage container drawer is mostly empty. After roasting tomatoes, freezing berries, baking granola, and pesto, my food storage containers are almost all used up and the drawer is practically empty.
Want the entire list of easy steps to organizing? Check here for “The 7 Steps to Organizing Food Containers” complete with vacuuming out of the drawer. The first step in any organizing project is always take everything out of the drawer, cabinet or cupboard and wipe it down so that you’re starting with a clean slate.
This is my favorite product to use with my storage jars. Replacement lids. While the jars have plenty of life left in them the tops can get rusty. These are great for not having to buy an entire case of jars but only replacing lids.
This year, to celebrate the “3rd Annual National Match Up Day,” I’ve teamed up with The Container Store for a care package to be sent to a Go Gingham reader! The Container Store will send one lucky reader a goodie box filled with $100 worth of home organizing items – delivered to your doorstep.
Here’s how to enter….
- Leave a comment below telling me what’s your least favorite area to organize – linen closet, food storage drawer, under the sink bathroom cabinet, junk drawer – you get the idea
- Using “Random Number Generator” and having my handsome assistant (husband) as a proxy, I’ll draw a number.
- Contest ends Friday, October 11, 2013 at 10:00AM.
- You may enter one time only.
- Sorry international readers but this contest is for U.S. residents only.
Go Gingham related links:
How to organize those recipes and cookbooks – but no burning books!
Organizing recipes and set-up binders for the collection – you’ll be so glad once you do
Pantry basics for the home cook – what’s in my pantry
Refrigerator basics for the home cook – what’s in my refrigerator
Take the night off and let your kids cook dinner every week
How our freezer gets used – ways to organize and optimize
Disclosure: I have not received any compensation for writing this post but thought a care package from “The Container Store” would be fun. I have no material connection to the company. This is being disclosed in accordance with the FTC’s guidelines.