Having 5 children in school, I will be making a lot of lunches. Even last year with 4 in school, I felt overwhelmed, with the need to somehow streamline lunch making. I scoured the internet and of course there are tons of ideas to help. I am amazed at the number of creative people out there so I will be including lots of links to give you an idea of the many ways to do this.
I began with wanting to have an area to keep everything together that is needed for lunch making instead of running back and forth from cabinet to drawers to fridge, etc. I had a small area in my kitchen that is mostly a gathering place for clutter that I cleared off and made available as my lunch station.
Here is a view of it.
homemade reusable lunch baggies and disposable ones for the messy things. Next to that, I have a magazine holder with my press n wrap, foil, waxed paper, and large plastic bags. Right next to this, in a drawer I keep my reusable containers for fruit, sandwiches, yogurt, etc.
And although I have yet to set it up, I am going to put a plastic three drawer set under the empty desk area for snack items, drinks, etc. Check these two out for the wonderful ideas. Lunch creation station and
Another idea I am going to implement is a refrigerator box with lunch items so that the older kids can easily find what they need.
Here are a few more lunch box making stations:
Do you have a way to organize your lunch box items and food? If so, please share links in the comments.