It's January 2nd, a couple of days after our big New Year's Eve party. I open up my fridge to make my Costco shopping list and I'm overwhelmed with the mess. My fridge is exploding with food but we need food (why is that always the case??)... It's driving me nuts so I know it's time to organize my fridge.
In this post, I'm going to be showing you how I went from an overwhelming, unorganized fridge to a fridge that is organized and able to store most of my Costco shopping haul!
The great thing is, it didn't cost me a ton to do!
So here it is, my embarrassing before photo. Yes, this is what my fridge looked like.
As you can tell, it's a giant mess. You can't find anything.
I went out and grabbed the food we needed, stopped by TJ Maxx and grabbed some fridge organizing containers so I could finally contain this mess!
I got 4 of each of these small and medium fridge organizers.
Once I got home it was time to clear out the entire fridge and clean the shelves, drawers, and the fridge walls and floor. It's a good idea to do a good deep clean of the fridge 4 times a year.
When I do this, I replace the water filter and baking soda. Then everything is nice clean and new!
Once I cleaned every surface of the fridge it was time to go through all of the food. I tossed the questionable food that got pushed to the back and went through all of the condiments in the door.
When everything was clean it was time to give homes to all of the food on my counters (and table...)
Here's my after:
Here are some shelf close ups so you can see what I did:
I have to admit that our fridge doesn't look like a normal American fridge. My children have so many allergies that we need to keep our fridge stocked with allergy friendly items.
So if your fridge is busting at the seems and you're overwhelmed every time you open your fridge you can do this too!
With a little bit of planning and organizing, you too can enjoy a fridge that you can find your food in.
I want to thank you so much for stopping by and I'd love to know what things do you do to keep your fridge organized? Let me know in the comments below!
Have an amazing day!