all week, we’ve been continuing on with our series a day in the life. on Monday, i gave you a glimpse of my porch refresh; and yesterday, i showed you my living room. we’re sticking with that theme today, but deviating slightly. earlier this year, we launched the series how to stay organized, where i gave you a few tips on how to keep your kitchen tame and under control. today, i’m going to offer a few words of advice on how i keep my fridge clean. i know. no one likes to clean their fridge. but when it’s done, it’s done. and boy does it feel good. i always look to The Container Store to keep my organization up to date. and they offer some amazing refrigerator bins that keep the clutter tamed even inside my fridge.
super duper comfy
this week, it’s all about staying super duper comfy. i don’t have to tell you that we’re all spending a lot more time at home these days. and while i’m an advocate for still getting dressed up, some days, we’ve just gotta dress down. and if you’re committed to seasonal decorating and getting your house organized, yoga pants and a hoodie will do just fine. thank. you. very. much. but don’t forget your sneakers.
tips for organizing your fridge
- take everything out of the fridge to clean the shelves. for condiments, toss anything that is old or empty. wipe condiment bottles clean.
- designate areas in your fridge for specific types of items; such as condiments in one area, pickles in another area. you can take this one step further by keeping types of similar items together, such as all the hot sauces go in one area, mustards in another, etc.
- when designating areas, consider the height of the types of things you’re grouping together. if most of your condiment bottles are tall, it won’t necessarily work to try and group them all on a shelf, so maybe they could be grouped differently on a door shelf.
- keep those areas clutter-free by using clear bins to store items like condiment bottles. this makes it easy to keep clean and you can pull out the entire bin to easily see what’s in the back of the bin.
- keep the front area of an eye-level shelf free for leftovers.
- irregular shapes of meat and cheese packaging can easily create an overwhelming sense of disorganization and clutter, so designate a drawer for cheeses and lunch meats. or use clear bins: one for cheeses and one for meats.
- original product packaging isn’t always the best way to store things like veggies. you can get a longer shelf life for things like carrots and celery by storing them in a stackable, lidded container full of water. or take that bag of greens, spread the greens out on a few sheets of paper towels, and lightly roll the paper towels with the greens inside. slip the whole roll into a ziplock, seal, and store in your crisper drawer.
- make a date with yourself every month to clean out your fridge.