Tired of having a messy refrigerator and annoyed when every time you reach your hand in you knock over five other things? Same. Learn these easy refrigerator organization hacks that will keep your fridge orderly and your mind relaxed! This post is sponsored by The Container Store.
Growing up, my mom always kept our house decently organized. There was always a spot for everything and things like our refrigerator and our pantry would remain pretty well put together. I remember complaining when she would make me put stuff away in a certain way or put extra emphasis on how much better you feel when things are clean and I never really understood that until I was living on my own.
Now that I am a homeowner with my fiance, I totally get why my mom wanted us to keep it organized. Not only does it help keep your place look amazing, but it gives you that ‘peace-of-mind’ relaxed feeling knowing that you have your life together, errr…kind of.
One project area in our house that has been bothering me for a while because of the lack of organizations and places to put certain items is my refrigerator space. There always seems to be tons of old containers that I can never reach in the back, some sticky substance that spilled while I was grabbing something else, or even that expired dressing that I find months later. Our fruit and vegetables are always roaming free and there was just never a system in process for my fridge.
As you can see below…it’s chaotic:
So I took it upon myself to head to The Container Store, which offers storage and organization products along with custom closets, and pick out some essentials for my refrigerator. They have all the essentials for making an easy kitchen transformation and that was exactly what I was looking for.
I went in with three things in mind:
- Visibility is key – I need to be able to see into my containers to know what exactly is in them. This helps prevent not only food waste, but also allows for easy snacking or grabbing when needed.
- Reduce food waste and manage leftovers – as mentioned above, this was a goal of mine. Being able to store my produce and leftovers in a proper way is key for helping to keep things fresh.
- Gain accessibility – no more reaching deep into the back. Let’s find some drawers and bins that can slide out for easy grabbing.
Besides the fact that going to The Container Store makes you want to reorganize every room in your house…I made it out with some awesome products and ready to tackle the kitchen. To see the whole video on how I did it, check out the IGTV on my Instagram.
Here’s what I got:
- iDesign Linus Deep Fridge Bins – wide + narrow
- iDesign Linus Fridge Bins Tray
- iDesign Linus Fridge Bins Egg Holder
- Progressive Prepworks Butter Keeper
- iDesign Linus Fridge Bins Wine Holder
- Refrigerator Lazy Susan
- Rubbermaid Brilliance Food Storage Containers
- Glass Refrigerator Pitchers
Let’s also be honest here, being organized and having a clean, orderly kitchen is the BEST feeling. When my ducks are in a row, I feel like I can conquer the world. Same goes for the reverse. When things are messy in my home, things tend to get messy in my life. Being organized gives me a major sense of accomplishment and a huge sense of relief.
I love that now if I need a sauce, nut butter, or maple syrup, I can just turn my Lazy Susan and easily get access to whatever I need. I love that the white wine will always be chilling in its wine holder and I love that my veggies are right in front of my eyes for me to see. As far as leftovers go, now I can keep them fresher longer and have clear containers so I can see what is inside.
The last thing I’ll have to do in my home organization journey is to teach my fiance how to use everything properly and to keep it nice and clean! The teaching should be easy, though, because The Container Store makes it a breeze. It’s the follow through… 🙂
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