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Favorite Organizing Things: Clear, Airtight Containers

Organizing is easier when you’ve got the right tools for the job. As a professional organizer with more than two decades of experience, I have a list of tried and true products I’ve recommended and used with clients for years.

Each month I’m sharing one of my favorite things with you to help maximize your organizing efforts.

Clear, Airtight Containers

Reuse and recycle can apply to many items in your home or office, but when it comes to the best storage containers, any ol’ box won’t do.

Swap out old shoe boxes, moving boxes or cardboard file boxes with clear, airtight containers. These work particularly well in garage or basement spaces that tend to be damp or have issues with mold and dust. The airtight seal on these containers will keep your items protected from the elements. These are ideal for storing keepsakes or memorabilia. Make sure the items are dry and clean before being placed in the boxes. You can also place moisture absorbing packets inside the container to further protect items from the elements.


Reuse and recycle can apply to many items in your home or office, but when it comes to the best storage containers, any ol’ box won’t do. Share on X


Choosing a clear storage box also allows you to see the contents at a quick glance. It saves time and energy when you don’t have to sort through boxes to find the item you need.


If you’re still unsure about the most efficient way to use clear, airtight containers in your home or office, it might be time to schedule a consultation with me. Send me an email linda@unclutterednw.com and let’s chat.

Linda Deppa

Linda Deppa has seen more clutter than you could make in your lifetime - and found a place for all of it.

As a Certified Professional Organizer, Linda has helped hundreds of clients experience the joy that comes from reclaiming their space, and the relief of bringing their shoulders down from their ears when they realize they no longer feel stressed walking into a cluttered home or office.

Linda’s success in working with clients goes beyond her ability to organize their possessions. Her own life experiences, including a life-altering car accident, gives her a deep desire to help each of her client’s live life to the fullest. What starts as an organizing project with Linda often leads to mindset shifts that impact other areas of their lives.

Linda is a member of the National Associate of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and current President, past Vice President, Treasurer and Membership Director of the Seattle-based NAPO chapter.

A skilled presenter and motivational speaker, consider hiring Linda to speak at your next conference or event. Contact Linda via email: linda@unclutterednw.com

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