Step 7 – Organize Your Refrigerator
I know, I know this one kinda sucks! But…you will feel so much better when it is done.
Quick question, before we get started. Does anyone else refer to their fridge as the “ice box”? Just wondering because I have had people laugh at me for calling it that.
OK, onto business!
Start by taking EVERYTHING OUT!!!
Throw away anything that is expired or almost gone. NO, you are not going to get around to making banana nut bread with those brown bananas!!! Throw them out!!!
Wipe down all of the shelves and walls on the inside.
Combine matching things into one container (it doesn’t matter if they are different brands).
Now it is time to put it back…neatly!
FYI…While you are doing this, it is a great time to start a grocery list and write down the items you threw away or were almost out of. I love this list here.
Check out these neat ideas for organizing your refrigerator.
These are super neat to catch spills and give your fridge some character. They are called fridge coasters. If you visit Organize 365, there is a link where you can order these cute accessories.
Isn’t this a cute idea to do with baskets
Here are some really awesome tools to help organize your refrigerator
I love these bins with handles. They are perfect for organizing the small things that always tend to “disappear”
I also like these mats that you can stack cans or bottles on.
These little bins slide onto the shelves of your fridge for extra storage.
A lazy susan in the fridge so nothing gets shoved to the back to never be seen again (or at least until it starts smelling!!!)
Some other ideas to help you organize you fridge are:
- Dry erase markers – label the items in your fridge
- Food labels – so there is no guessing whter the food is still good
- Use all white or light colored containers – keeps things looking more tidy
- Put your raw meat into a container so that it doesn’t get disease infected juices on your shelves
- Use Mason Jars to store things such as single serving meals, left-overs, sauces, and chopped veggies. They come in all different sizes and will give your fridge a more uniform look. Here are some labels to go with the Mason Jars. Or you can be extra creative and use these chalkboard labels.
Find a system that works for you and your family. Don’t go crazy purchasing organizers if you don’t have an idea in mind for them, you will end up with more clutter that you don’t use or need.
Now get to work on those fridges!
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