The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Yuni at Love Your Abode.
It’s no surprise, I have a love for baskets, trays, and containers when it comes to decor and organization. I find them especially functional when it comes to organizing foods in the refrigerator.
One of my favorite ways to organize the refrigerator is to group similar items into one basket or container. Since we pack sandwiches most weeknights for school and work, keeping all the sandwich making ingredients in one basket has been such a time saver. No more taking out items one by one and looking for that mayonnaise hiding all the way in the back of the fridge. The deli meats, cheese, and all the condiments are situated in one container which makes for easy access. Since we pack lunches every night, I appreciate efficient methods that make this chore go a little easier and quicker.
We do the same thing for the breakfast spreads like the peanut and almond butter and all of the jellies.
We like to keep all of the yogurt in one basket as well.
I just used dollar store bins and they have worked great for our family. Organization doesn’t have to be expensive.
In the drawer, I use smaller bins to hold dressings, sauces, butters, cream cheese, and my half eaten dark chocolates! I love how everything has it’s place so we can find what we need in the drawer. Another great idea is putting pre-packaged snacks, juice boxes, and fruits in the baskets. They make it easier for kids to grab afternoon snacks or help pack their own lunches.
An organized fridge makes this mama really happy! Hope you found this tip helpful. Do you use baskets and containers in your refrigerator?
Yuni is married to her high school sweetheart and is a stay at home mom to three precious miracles. She is passionate about Jesus and loves creating a home with purpose. You can find her at Love Your Abode where she shares her love for DIY, organizing, cooking, and interior design. She loves gathering, feeding, and celebrating people.
Bonus fridge tip from Laura:
Use inexpensive placemats from the dollar store to line your fridge for easy clean up!