DIY Fruit Storage Container

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Project by thediyplan posted 01-06-2020 06:03 PM 769 views 6 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In our house, we always have a lot of fruits either in a basket or in some bowl container on the counter. We needed a place to keep fresh fruits in one organized place. So I built a DIY Countertop Fruit Storage Container just for that. Now our fruits are well organized in one place for kids (and adults) to snack on. It’s always a good idea to encourage eating fruits for a healthier diet.

This is a very simple built that cost about $12 of material. If you chose to make it wider or narrower, just adjust the lower and upper container dimensions. You could also stain it with some other stain that matches your kitchen.

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#1 posted 01-06-2020 09:10 PM

I used to consult/advise small independent grocers on how to stock/display their produce section, so I had to check this out. Very nice!

You’re right, with the right display you can encourage healthier eating, even in the home.

May I recommend you line the bottoms of each bin with soft shelf liner? Many fruits and vegetables go bad more quickly from the pressure of an unyielding surface.

Another thing you may consider is creating a ‘false bottom.’ If you do use a shelf liner, it could almost be made of anything but my favorite is high density foam. Elevating the fruit and vegetables makes the bins seem fuller, as well as more easy to see the bin’s contents. It’s not uncommon for the false bottom to be sloped to create a ‘stadium seating effect.’

Also, psychologically it’s not uncommon for a near empty basket to look ‘picked over’ leaving people to wonder what’s wrong with the few pieces of fruit/veggies left (this last tip probably doesn’t apply as much in the home, but I still think a fuller basket looks better/more ‘abundant’).

The next time you’re in a produce section, look around and see how many boxes are stacked underneath counter height – they’re empty, more often than not. Similarly, when you dig a few layers down in a display, you often quickly find a ‘false bottom,’ or ‘false back’ in the case of refrigerators. Almost everything in the produce dept. boils down to making things look overflowing and abundant, while actually carrying as little inventory (that’ll spoil) as possible.

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#2 posted 01-07-2020 10:12 PM

Great idea and great comments by Livewire516.

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