Monday, April 28, 2014


Is there something in your life that annoys you every day, even though it seems really trivial? For me, that thing is the jumble of food container lids that seem to scatter all over the place every time I open the door of the cabinet they're stored in. It was just a little annoying at first, but after years, I feel something close to actual anger whenever I have to spend 5 minutes re-stacking them precariously atop each other. I know this is totally irrational. Why? Because I should have done something about it years ago.

So this weekend, I did! And 10 minutes later, I FINALLY had an easy, cheap solution to my container lid problem. Here's how.

You'll Need:

  • An empty cereal box
  • Command photo-hanging strips
  • A black marker
  • Wrapping paper (matte and heavy works best)
  • A utility knife or sharp pair of scissors
  • Tape


Tape the top of the cereal box closed. Using your black marker, trace onto the cereal box where you'd like the opening for your container to be. I placed mine about an inch from the top of the box.

Cut out the opening with a utility knife or sharp pair of scissors. Be careful!

Wrap the box in wrapping paper as you would any other package. Be sure to put the seam on the back of the box (opposite the opening). Cut a long slit in the wrapping paper where the opening in the cereal box is. Stop about an inch from either side. Cut from the end of long slit to each of the four corners of the opening.

Tape down the paper to frame the opening.

Put a photo-hanging strip on the back of the box and hang the box on the inside of your cabinet door.

All done! Enjoy your newly organized cabinets!


  1. I so need to do this at my parents house because everything is just a mess there.

    1. It's been so nice to have!