Hey friends! I hope your summer is off to a wonderful start. I’m sharing how I tackled another spot of frustration in my home, my refrigerator. If you are ready for some refrigerator organization, let’s get started!
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Refrigerator Organization Ideas
If you saw my last post, you’ll know that I have slowly but surely tackling my very long organization to do list starting with my Under Stairs Closet Pantry Transformation. Organizing my pantry really has relieved so much stress I didn’t realize I had! If you are like me, with a large family that eats three squares a day, you also live in the kitchen. And let me tell you, a packed and disorganized refrigerator really adds frustration to the day. But after a long day of work, organizing my refrigerator isn’t really high on my list of things to do. My boys help wipe off the groceries and put them away after grocery shopping, but they tend to stuff the fridge to the gills, lol! Add the fact that we always have at least 10 pounds of carrots and tons of veggies in stock for my husband’s daily juicing, I needed to get the refrigerator organized sooner than later to save us time and money in the long run.
A Clean Slate
Obviously, to start I needed to purge, big time. I then cleaned every nook and cranny of the refrigerator. Doesn’t it look pretty? Just like new!
Next, I hand-washed all the bins I ordered to help keep me organized. I ordered a few clear storage bins, stackable bins, a lazy Susan and a bottle holder from Amazon. Most of which were delivered the same day! My bottle holder is arriving later and it will be perfect for our Ningxia. Interested in what I ordered? See the links below.
Organized and Accessible
I washed and cleaned all the produce with the exception of some of the bagged produce that is prewashed and premeasured. Not only does this look better, but the little up front effort will be a huge time saver when we juice and make salads. I maximized the spaces in the doors for items we reach for the most such as almond milk, almond creamer and condiments. I placed the remaining smaller condiments on the lazy Susan on the top shelf.
My hope is that this newly organized refrigerator will reduce waste since we can now see exactly what we have and won’t find any surprise science projects!
I hope this real life solution to refrigerator madness is helpful and encourages you to tackle your refrigerator if yours has gotten out of hand too!