PHOTO Paul Maguire

1 SEEK THE SQUARES
The next time you buy food containers, go for clear and squarish ones instead of the opaque round designs – they take up less space in the cabinet and fridge, and let you see what’s inside.

2 FORGET IT NOT
Keep a roll of masking tape and a marker in the topmost kitchen drawer so you can easily label containers to mark what’s inside them.

3 SIZE IT DOWN
Tuck large plastic bags into plastic- bag dispensers and small ones into an empty tissue-paper box – sorting them by size makes it easier to find what you need.

4 KEEP IN SIGHT
Place leftovers at eye level in the fridge so you can see them right away.

This article was originally published in the digital edition of Simply Her November 2014.