I always love that feeling of doing a full on clean out of your fridge, wiping it down, disinfecting, and finding a way to create a more inviting space for the foods we love. This time, I wanted to do it fiercely! I went to Marshalls, Target and TJ Maxx and found some key organization items that I thought would be great for keeping foods separated and keeping the space clean and simple. If you have never organized your fridge, I highly recommend it. My mission this year has been to rid of the things that I do not need, use or appreciate and simplify. I recently did this to my bathroom and walking into it brings a completely different feeling than before…one of cleanliness and appreciation for the key items that make up the bathroom like the gilded gold shower curtain and the white stone makeup holder.
The top shelf is one of the most challenging for me in terms of keeping foods organized as it gets so cluttered so easily. I like to put our egg whites, almond milk, lemons and lemon juice on top. I found these clear acrylic organizers at Marshalls in the home goods section.
Upper Middle Shelf
I thought keeping the eggs within an easy reach is a good idea since we use eggs almost every day. This way, they are not in an awkward space but right up front ready to grab and make. Admittedly, I don’t eat the Chocolate Jello as often as it might look as I try to avoid processed foods but we do like it as a dessert alternative from time to time and I thought it was a nice way to showcase the trays organizing something other than vegetables or fruits.
I was so excited to find a bamboo holder that I have no idea what was intended for it but I made it a butter stick holder. It seems like butter wrappers will be better maintained out in the open like this. Plus, it just looks neat! I have all our powders up top, which we use for smoothies.
Middle Shelves & Dairy Compartment
I found the clear fruits and vegetable containers at Bed, Bath & Beyond. I like them because I can easily pull it out to decide which vegetables I’m going to cook for the night. A great tip is to bring your older fruits and veggies up front when you restock from the grocery store and put the newer ones in back of shelf. The dairy compartment is where we keep all of our cheeses and miscellaneous salad toppings.
The vegetable compartment is for our greens and fit perfectly. The lower shelf is a great, cold space for keeping meats such as your lean turkey meat, chicken and bacon.
I hope this inspires you to create a clean space for your food. You will feel renewed afterwards, trust me. Plus, part of the fun is going on the search for organizational baskets and containers and you can get as creative as you want with it! Enjoy
All photographs & organization by Ashley Johns