Organizing The Refrigerator

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The refrigerator. Holder of all things good – and in my case, not so good. My Grams is always trying new ways to keep her refrigerator organized and “easy to use”. I was with her the other day and got inspired. She was showing me how she organized her refrigerator using lazy susans! That way you can put all those hard to reach, back of the refrigerator items on a thing that spins. Easy enough – right?

Great! Let’s get started.

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As you can see, I had a little bit of a mess on my hands. So here’s what I did.

Step 1: Go to the store to buy 2 lazy susans. No simple task with 3 children under the age of 5! I go to WalMart – no lazy susans. I go to T.J. Maxx, no lazy susans there either. Target – thank God – Target has lazy susans…and they cost around $6 a piece. Somehow, each time I leave that store I end up spending $100 – but that is a post for another day.

Step 2: Pull everything out of the refrigerator and determine what items are awarded a perfect spot on the lazy susan and what goes to the trash. Warning: you may find some science experiments in there – just sayin’.
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Step 3: Clean the shelves in the refrigerator. At first attempt, I simply try to clean the shelves without removing them from the refrigerator. Conclusion: you need to remove the shelves from the refrigerator to get underneath the glass (but you probably already knew that).

As I place the clean shelves back in the refrigerator, I decide to change the placement – similar to how you move the racks in the oven to make room when baking. This opens up space in the top of my refrigerator.
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Step 4: Neatly place everything back in the refrigerator. One trick that works well for me – put paper towels in the bottom of the veggie and fruit drawers. Easier to clean when things rot from being in the refrigerator too long!

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Much as I hate to admit it, I had one large bag of trash come out of my refrigerator. Just keeping it real people. I would love to know what comes out of yours! Helpful tips are always welcome!

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