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This months Organize This! Challenge is to organize your refrigerator.
My fridge…and especially my freezer…are seriously neglected. When I come home from the grocery store, I just throw it all in wherever it will fit. This is what my fridge looked like after my most recent trip to the grocery store.
As you can see, this is the reason why our leftovers sometimes go bad. They are crammed to the back when the new food comes in.
I leave other items in grocery bags or the plastic fruit/veggie bags. I don’t put the fruits and veggies into their designated bins.
This is also the reason why it takes me 5 minutes to find the butter in the morning or the meat I am needing to set out for dinner. It is the reason I thought I had frozen carrots for tonight’s dinner but when I go to dig them out of the freezer I discover I have already used them.
So I decided if I really want to do my best not to waste food (and time) then I needed a new strategy.
Tiffany’s Organize the Fridge Strategy:
1. Get rid of anything you no longer use. (processed stuff, expired items, etc)
2. Don’t leave items in grocery bags and veggie bags.
3. Have a specific place for everything. Put like items together.
I used a little basket to put all the cheeses and lunch meats. I put the veggies in the veggie drawer and the fruit in the fruit drawer. I put the eggs in the egg section of the fridge. I put all the juices together…All the frozen veggies together…All the frozen fruits together. You get the point.
It really wasn’t a huge project and now my fridge and freezer are organized. The hard part will be implementing new habits to ensure it stays this way. But for now…isn’t it nice and organized??
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