One Final Look:
I opened the refrigerator today to realize we had two open cans of dog food... last week I found three containers of sour cream... Time to re-organize the refrigerator!!
I started with grouping like items; i.e., Jams & Jellies, Asian, Condiments, etc. In doing so, I discovered how dirty the door shelves had become (eeewww)! So, I popped those into the dishwasher for a thorough cleaning while I printed labels.
Once the shelves were clean, time to put everything back in and use my labels. I also lined the drawers with paper towels to help make clean up easier for next time. (I am, however, coveting Fridge Coasters!)
I find that labeling everything makes it easier for my daughters to keep things organized. And the "Pet Food" label will serve as a placeholder, and no more multiple cans open at the same time!
We have many porch parties in the summer, and our produce & meat bins often become the place to store the beer.... I had a flash of inspiration and removed one of the drawers and lined the beer up on the bottom of the fridge. I can fit more, and we can also see all the different choices! My refrigerator is on the empty side right now; I've been trying to use everything and start fresh - my goal is to eliminate most of the processed food we purchase as a family. More on that to come!
There's not enough door space, so I used some plastic containers to help corral my similar items, which also proves useful during outdoor barbecues - I just grab the whole bin and take it outdoors.
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