Over the years I’ve seen so many different ways to organize the fridge and if I don’t stay on top of it things quickly get out of hand! I forget what I’ve got in there and then find it weeks later….not a nice job to clean out the fridge! Ick.
I’ve really had to make a good effort to keep up with it this Summer with all the fresh produce we’ve been getting from our garden as well as our local CSA. Organic produce doesn’t have added chemicals to preserve it so it goes off quickly and you have to use it or you lose it! We pick our veggies up every week in Kroger bags and my fridge ended up looking like this:
As you can see it is a HOT mess. There’s bags of produce and you can’t exactly see what’s in them and this is not the most efficient way to store produce to keep it fresh! I love the side by side refrigerators but I don’t like that you can’t see in the back at the top – it’s an easy space to forget what’s back there! I had been browsing for ways to keep things more organized and came across this glass Pryex set at Costco on sale for $24.99!
I like they are glass and the set was a great start to keeping things more organized in my fridge and I can actually see what’s in them so it makes it a lot easier to remember what I’ve got and need to use. These also have dry erase labels on the lid so you put dates or other info so you can remember what you need to use up first for dinner! The great thing is doing this on a weekend really allows me to meal plan easier for the week. I wash all the fresh fruit so it’s ready to go for the week and nothing is wasted! Meals times are easier because it’s ready to go – this would be fantastic for making lunches for school age kids during the week.
Any tips you’ve found for organizing your refrigerator?