Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Fridge Organization

I'm still working on getting an organized home.  Today I'm working on one of the biggest problem areas in our house - the fridge.  I have always had trouble keeping the fridge organized and keeping it from becoming overrun.  Honestly, I have never really tried to add any sort of organized system to it so its just been a free for all.  I don't know what we have, what we need and what needs to go.  It was finally time to get it right.

So you don't need a ton of money to get your home organized.  You really just need to come up with the best systems for your family - at least that is what I am learning.  I did purchase a few storage bins for the fridge - but they all came from the dollar store...even the food storage containers.

Ok, let me share some of the details - to start everything off I did a thorough cleaning out of the fridge and cleaning of the fridge.  I unfortunately don't have a real before.  I kind of started on a whim when I got frustrated with the mess.  But I did get a post clean out photo - this is usually how the fridge is.  A random assortment and no real place for anything.

I then grouped everything in different sections and determined which items I wanted in storage bins and which items would go inside the fridge drawers.  I ended up with a storage bin for spreads, snacks, cooking supplies and fruit.  My drawers consist of deli, veggies and then baking supplies.  Plus I have clear food storage containers for more of what I call snacking fruits and veggies - that way I can easily know what we have on hand.

Oh, and I used my little label maker plus washi tape to add a little fun.  
I am loving it so far.  Its been two weeks since we did this and everything looks just as organized.  The storage bins really help give things a place and also really helps me know when things are low and need replacing.  This is like life changing for me - to open the fridge and know exactly what we have and need.

So just for fun I thought I would add some pretty and fun organization elements that I would love to add to our new organized fridge.  All of these items are really affordable too.
1.  This glass creamer carton is so cute to me - it would be fun to store creamer in right?  You can find it at Carol Wright Gifts and for $5.99!

2.  I love ceramic egg crates, this one is by West Elm for $9.00

3.  I'm thinking of using a tray in our fridge for our fresh meats - how could I say no to this tray, its the same exact pattern as our fabric ottoman.  The tray is also from Target for $9.99.

4.  These berry baskets from World Market are so adorable.  Strawberry season is so close and these are perfect for storing your freshly picked berries.  A 3 pack will run you $14.97.

Moral of the story today... The most dreaded spot in your house can become one the cutest and most organized.  It just takes a little time and determination to get it right.

Thanks so much for joining me today!  Tomorrow I'm sharing some more patio progress.  Have a great day!


  1. Looks great! I would be so embarrassed to show you my fridge right now, your before pics look way better than mine!

  2. Looks awesome! I recently organized my fridge and was in love with how everything had a place. If you don't keep up with it though it can get crazy pretty fast. I've been on bed rest for only a week and the fridge is currently a hot mess.. which is driving me pretty much insane at the moment!

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  4. Well done! I did something similar about a month ago and it's life changing ;-)

  5. So beautiful! Makes me want to run to my fridge and start organizing! :) Hope you're having a great week, Megan!

    ~Abby =)

  6. I've been on bed rest for only a week and the fridge is currently a hot mess.