Organizing the Fridge

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We got a new refrigerator about a year ago and would you believe I’m still having trouble keeping it organized in a way that makes sense?

Our old fridge had drawers for lunchmeat and cheese in addition to the ones for veggies and fruits.

Our new one only has drawers for fruits and veggies. That means the lunch meats and cheeses are wandering all over the place by themselves. I tried corralling them with plastic containers but it didn’t work so well. Maybe I used the wrong size or something.

You know, not being able to find what you need in the fridge is not only frustrating, it can be a waste of money too. Around here a pound of deli meat is $7.00-10.00. That’s a lot of money, especially when you can’t find it and no one eats it.

Now I haven’t solved this problem yet, but I am looking for answers and I thought I would share them with you.

Here you go:

The Kitchn has some tips for organizing your fridge the way commercial ones are organized. This is more about where to store certain foods rather than finding space for them, but safety wise, a good read.

Real Simple has a very helpful refrigerator make over with lots of pictures. That one might be very helpful.

Clean & Sensible not only organized her fridge, she decorated it too! Who knew you could decorate the inside of your fridge?

This week I’m going to take all of these great ideas, clean out my fridge, and see if I can’t come up with a better organized one. How about you?

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Lacy Estelle

Lacy Estelle is the writer of and the Podcast host for An ADD Woman.

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