Today I had the chance to go grocery shopping by myself. You know you’re a mom of small children when going to the grocery store alone feels like a vacation! When I got home and put everything away, I realized it was time for some major fridge reorganization. Food storage can turn into chaos quickly. First I grabbed a few pictures for inspiration off Pinterest.
I searched for side by side examples because that’s the style we have. I included the last example even though it’s french door style because it has some good tips about actual food storage. In the name of keeping it real, here are the before pix of my fridge and freezer. I love them being full, but hate that all the organizing I’ve done in the past has kind of fallen to the wayside.
Umm…. whoa. The freezer alone looks like it could all come tumbling out at any minute.
First, I tossed out anything expired or questionable. Then I grouped similar food items together. I used plastic bins to corral packaged items. I removed the fruits and veggies from their plastic bags so we can see what we have.
Each week I check for any food that needs to be thrown out on the night before the trash gets picked up. I also remove unnecessary packaging just to carve out space. It’s also easier to see what you have if it’s not in a box.
What are you tricks and tips for keeping your fridge organized?