Back to School: Lunch Station

Lately, I’ve been on Pinterest getting school lunch ideas and came across some lunch prep stations. I wanted to share some of my pins, but it seems like Pinterest has made some changes and it’s not allowing me to do so. :-/

So, while preparing for back to school I decided to update the area where I keep supplies needed for lunch.  My previous location was in a drawer in the kitchen. Up over the drawer in a cabinet I kept lunch bags and plastic containers.  I’m keeping the lunch bags and those containers in the same location, but I moved all items in the drawer.  I relocated them to my buffet cabinet in the dining room.  It’s right next to the kitchen and I’m able to store a few other items in there too.

I designated 3 drawers for this.  In the bottom drawer I have carry out containers for the kids, as well as small containers for my husband’s salad dressings and other condiments.


The drawer above it, I have cold packs, hand wipes, straws, sandwich cutters and silcone molds.


And in the very first drawer I put plastic spoons, forks, knives, napkins, sandwich and snack bags. 


On top of the buffet I placed a picnic basket that I’ll put snacks in for lunches and after school. This basket is also subject to being moved because it is in my dining room and I love to decorate seasonally.

Not only is this convenient for me, but if anyone else has to make their lunch, everything is easily accessible. 

Another reason I like separating the lunch prep area from my other zip lock and freezer bags, we’re not using bags for the wrong reasons. I also know when things are getting low and to restock.

Have you been making any new adjustments for the school year or updates to an existing plan?

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  1. I wish I had more “storage” space in my kitchen so I could keep lunch prep stuff separate…it would sure make my mornings a bit easier.
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  2. No, I never have to make a lunch again but I am in total envy of your organizing. I have one drawer with scattered plastic cutlery and a crumpled paper bag ; )
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  3. Talk about organization, girl… you’ve got it going on!
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  4. You are so organized. Great tips!
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  5. That makes total sense about keeping it separate so you can keep track of quantities better!
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