Thursday, April 21, 2016

Fridge Organization Tips and Tricks

I am here today with a little refrigerator motivation for you.  I have some tips and tricks that can help you keep your refrigerator organized clean and bright.

Purge.  My number one best tip for keeping your fridge organized is to purge!  It's always the first step in any organization project and your fridge should be no different.  Toss all those items that you may have purchased for a certain recipe a month ago and haven't used since.  No spot will benefit more from this purge then the shelves on your fridge door. We all have been guilty of shoving way to much onto these shelves.  Making room for only those items that are used all the time will keep these areas looking neat and clean. It will be easier for everyone to return items to their proper place.



Contain.  Use containers in your fridge to hold like items together. Containers with handles are great for kids snacks such as individual cups of Jello, yogurt and applesauce.  These types of items can quickly make a refrigerator looked disorganized when they are stacked or placed at random. I  purchased these white containers from the Dollar Spot at Target for $3.00 each.



Other bins from The Container Store , hold our condiments, eggs and miscellaneous items.


Using a container to hold  meat products like beef, chicken or fish keeps your refrigerator clean and sanitized.  So often we bring home a package of chicken from the grocery store that begins to drip.  When you have a meat bin, all that mess is contained and it is much easier to pop the bin in the dishwasher then having to empty and sanitize the whole refrigerator shelf.


Bins can be used in the freezer as well to hold like items together.  


The bin above left is made to be used in the freezer and can be found at The Container Store.  The wire bin, on the right, was found at Walmart.

Easy To Maintain.  It's so great when you put a system in place to stay organized, but it is important that the system is easy to maintain and keep clean. One of the most inexpensive ways to brighten your fridge and keep it clean is by lining the shelves, veggie drawers, deli drawer and door shelves with plastic placemats.  



The placemats I used above were found at my favorite Target store for $1.99 a piece.  They are easily cut with household scissors and they really can brighten up your fridge!  If anything does spill, clean up only takes a minute.  

I share share more tips and tricks in the video below:




I hope you found some ideas that may help you organize your own refrigerator.  Leave me a comment below and let me know if you have any inventive ways to keep your fridge organized and clean.

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Thanks for visiting me today and remember to Love the Life you have and I will see you next time!

xoxo,
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20 comments:

  1. Hi Mickey, I love your tips for keeping a organized and clean refrigerator! I like the idea of containers and the pretty placemats!
    Hope you enjoy the end of the week.
    Julie

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    1. Thanks for coming back to say Hello Julie! We have a very hard working fridge at our house it must open and close 100 times a day! Have a great weekend!
      xoxo Mickey

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  2. I put plastic placemats on my grocery list so I can add them to my shelves. I had not heard of this idea, but it's genius. thanks.

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    1. Hi Sharon
      I am so glad you found something that you can use! My mom used to do this years ago and it still is a great idea today. Have a great weekend.
      xoxo Mickey

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  3. I really like your idea of using placemats to line your shelves. I never thought about that before. I like that it's inexpensive.

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    1. Hi Brenda,
      I like anything that is inexpensive that does the job. Thanks so much for visitng, hope you have a great week.
      xoxo Mickey

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  4. I like how pretty and cute the placemats are, as well as funtional. What a fun idea!
    Dish Dish

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    1. Hi Melanie!
      Thanks so much for visiting and taking a minute to say Hello! Hope you have a good week.
      xoxo Mickey

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  5. Great minds think alike! I put placemats on my shelves too! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It! :)

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    1. Hi Lori!
      Great minds do think alike! I can't take credit though, my mom used to do this years ago. Thanks so much for visiting me today maybe one of these days we can do a colab!
      xoxo Mickey

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  6. Something that I need to do! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  7. Mickey, my fridge door will be thanking you very soon! I never thought of using containers in the fridge or place mats! Extremely helpful tips! Pinning! Thank you for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

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    1. Hi Lacie,
      I am so glad you found something that you can use! Thanks you for pinning too. So enjoy Funtastic Fridays!
      xoxo Mickey

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  8. Great ideas Mickey! I love the feeling of an organized fridge :) Thank you for linking this week at the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth!

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    1. I love an organized fridge too, it can be a struggle to keep it that way! Thank you so much for visiting!
      xoxo Mickey

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  9. Great tips, Mickey!! I love the idea of the placemats as shelf liners. Not only does it make for easy clean-up, it adds a punch of unexpected colour.

    Thanks for linking up with Dishing It & Digging It.

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    1. Hi Heather!
      I like the color too, keeps the fridge clean and bright!
      xoxo Mickey

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  10. Ugh, my fridge is the bane of my existence most of the time. These are some great tips, thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

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    1. Hi Megan,
      I hear ya, it is hard to keep things organized when there are so many little hands in there!
      oxox Mickey

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