Here’s an easy 10 minute organizing project that takes very low effort but yields big results – tea organization! Have you ever opened a tea box only to find one tea bag left? Or found it hard to find a certain tea flavor when the cupboard is overloaded and tea boxes are falling everywhere? There are better solutions for organizing and storing tea and today I’ll share my favorite new clear divided bin that’s perfect for this job.
Here’s what you need to organize tea bags:
I remember when I was a kid, my mom dumped all our tea into one Tupperware Modular Mates bin and called it good. I was horrified. But what about the tea touching?? My pre-teen brain couldn’t handle it.
But you know what, she was on to something.
The trick with organizing tea is to take it out of the box!
The boxes are bulky and take up a lot of space, which isn’t ideal when you live in a small home and storage space is already at a premium. Plus it’s pretty hard to remember what you need to restock when you can’t actually see inside the cardboard box.
That’s why for tea I like to take it out of the original container and place it in some sort of clear container. It can be any glass or plastic storage jar, box or bin! Really anything goes as long as it fits in your space and you can see inside.
I recently revamped my tea organization using these clear plastic stacking boxes and I’m in love! Not only do they save space with their slim, stacking design, but the internal dividers make it the perfect size to hold tea bags.
I was easily able to fit 4 full boxes of tea in each bin. With two bins, that’s 8 boxes I was able to remove from my pantry.
I designated one bin for caffeinated tea (black, green, chai, etc.) and one for caffeine-free herbal tea. Which makes it easy to select a box based on what kind of tea I’m looking for.
The bins have a hinged lid that makes it easy to open and close the container. I can’t wait to have someone over and offer them tea. It’s such a nice way to display and serve individual tea bags. Kind of like a portable tea station!
I tested them out in my pantry two ways: stacked on top of each other and placed next to each other. Both worked great, but I really loved the space saving nature of having them stacked. Plus, they just look so pretty!
Don’t you just love when there is a simple solution to a frustrating problem?
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