The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Angie at Echoes of Laughter.
Hello Org Junkie readers! I have to admit that August is one of my favourite months. Why you ask? Because of all the organizing projects for getting ready for back to school! Yep. It’s true. I am a freak of nature among my friends because I love organizing!
Lately I have turned my attention to the fridge and how it can turn into a messy ‘closet’ sometimes. Things fall over and spill and then I am left to wipe up the mess. Surely there must be a better way to keep the fridge from looking cluttered and crowded? You know what I have discovered?
Organizing leftovers is the key. And what do I mean exactly? Well, it comes down to the containers being used…I was using a mish mash of misfits that didn’t stack or store well together. So when I got rid of all the misfits and bought a new family of containers that fit together nicely and stacked well….no more messy fridge! I really like these square containers that come in different sizes, and you can also see the contents inside.
And here’s another tip to organizing those leftovers…label, label, label! It only takes a minute to label things with some masking tape and a sharpie. It is so much easier to open the fridge and see what is to eat than it is to keep opening and closing containers because nothing is labelled!
This is what I have discovered works for our family. It also means less wasted food because things are easy to see and don’t get lost in the back of the fridge!
If you would like to see some of my other kitchen organizing secrets, visit my post on “Organizing The Fridge for Healthy Fast Food” and “Organizing Your Kitchen Into Zones”. Both of these posts will help you make the kitchen work better and working better means less time in the kitchen and more time for you…which is a win-win, don’t you think?
See you in 2 weeks and Happy Back to School!
Angie’s blog, Echoes of Laughter, is all about filling your home with love and laughter. She loves creative projects, organizing & decorating, cooking, baking, and all things domestic. Angie lives in Alberta, Canada, with her husband and two great kids.