I remember the day when refridgerator organization wasn’t a thing. I mean, no one see’s it really and why should I even worry about it looking good anyway? Ever since the invention of Pinterest, most of us never knew things like this even existed… okay, well I didn’t. But now, here I am fawning over how well kept refirgerators are whilist looking at mine wondering, where do I even begin?
WHERE DO YOU BEGIN ANYWAY?
I’ve looked over hundreds of Pinterest posts about this (so you wouldn’t have to) to not just “show” you aspirational ways to make your food look instagram worthy, but to “tell” you how you can make it work for you. Are you ready?
Your first task is to look at what you normally buy and start making territories for how those istems are used each day. If you have a fridge that you can mold and move shelves around in, this will be helpful. The items you use most should be easiest to get to… while the items you don’t seem to barly recall ever using, should make there way to the harder to reach places. Let’s be honest, I mean how many times a year do you use that worcestershire sauce… am I right?
Once you have an idea of where items should be placed according to their level of use, then you can start reorganizing those things into their respective new locations. Let the rest of the house know as well, that this is a team effort and you’d appreciate not throwing things back in hap-hazard like. Soon it will be a habit and they will automatically end up there.
ITEMS THAT WILL HELP YOU ORGANIZE
There are a number of products on the market to help you organize your fridge… and this seems to be especially helpful for those with kids. Seek storage boxes (make sure they are clear) to help you contain the items that seem to take over your fridge like all those snack packs and fruit pouches. Find smaller clear boxes for kids that they can go to for drinks and snacks. There are shelve then attach to your exsiting shelves that can also help you use the full potential of your fridge’s cubic square footage.
TAKING IT THE THE NEXT LEVEL (IF YOU WANT TO BE CRAZY OCD/ WHICH WE CERTAINLY WISH I HAD MORE OF)
Two Words. Color Code. This is challenging since what we buy changes all the time. But it might make for a good game for your kids to play, which might just teach them how to recognize color, and organize their own stash of snacks (or toys in their playrooms) Color organization also makes us more aware of what we are eating. We want to teach our kids to eat their rainbow… and if they have spent too much time in the white/surgery/gluten filled world, you will all see where your nutrition can improve. Many of these tactics work GREAT in your pantry as well, but that’s whole other blog post.
I hope this helps you get crative with your refridgerators… and makes dinner prep or lunch packing a little more efficient. Now, where to put all these condiments I’ve collected.