Ok, so there is something you should know about me and organizing. I love to be organized. Unfortunately, I’m bad at it. Ask Steve. He will be happy to tell you all day long, no doubt. I’m that bad. Luckily, there are some amazing bloggers who are good at it, so those of us who were not born with the organizing gene and are still in training can try to get it together. I actually think getting your kitchen organized might be more important than any other room. After all, we spend a lot of time there, and otherwise boring chores could be made into enjoyable activities if we aren’t stumbling over clutter and searching for the lemon juice. So after researching through the blogosphere, I can share with you these 7 steps to an organized fridge, so that at least one part of our homes can operate like a finely tuned machine.
First things first… if you are wanting to organize your fridge, chances are it has a clutter problem right now. Use these tips from ‘All You’ to cut the fridge clutter! And be serious about it… let’s face it, no one is ever gonna use that outdated salad dressing you brought home from your vacation three years ago.
Visit ‘A Bowl Full of Lemons‘ to find out how to get these great fridge shelf liners… These would be perfect for catching those inevitable juice spills and jelly smears. Anyone else wonder how jelly gets out of the jar, inside the fridge?
Jessica from ‘Four Generations, One Roof‘ recommends using containers for everything in the fridge. Look how perfect hers looks! I think it would be even easier to organize this way, because you actually have a certain place for a certain thing… I really love how the kids’ snacks are at their eye level… Genius! Also, again another great soda rack / organizer.
Ginny at ‘Organizing Home Life’ has the exact same theory… find out how to use bins to organize your fridge at her post, where she shares what has worked for her. The labels are important, I think. Otherwise you will be the only one putting anything where it belongs!
From ‘Martha‘, you have to have a lazy Susan in your fridge. Take all those condiments out of the door and put them on the turntable, then move all those bulky juice containers to the door. Voila!
Create a snack zone, to keep the kids from tearing apart your nicely organized fridge each day! ‘Stockpiling Moms‘ created this zone by labeling it for the kids. Great way to keep your Costco buys from disappearing overnight!
‘Little Penelope Lane‘ has the same idea in creating a snack zone, combined with using the plastic bins. Love these healthy snacks!
Here is a bin system from ‘Crate and Barrel‘. Notice the soda bin.
Pretty easy, eh? Ok, off to the store for some plastic bins… and maybe some trash bags. Last time I cleaned out my freezer there was a tenderloin from 2011. True. :(Image Credits: Crate and Barrel, All You/ Container Store, A Bowl Full of Lemons, Four Generations, One Roof, Organizing Home Life, Martha, Stockpiling Moms, Little Penelope Lane