Well Organized Refrigerator

I got another great special issue of Cook’s Illustrated and found a great article about how a refrigerator should be organized.

It really motivated me, like right away, to clean up my own. I could not believe what was in the bottom and in the corners of the drawers. Okay that sounds way worse than it really was. Let’s just say it needed a good wipe down.

Here is the article from Cook’s Illustrated, I scanned it so you have the visual to go along with it or could print it out too.

Cook's Illustrated, Getting To Know Your Refrigerator

Cook's Illustrated Getting to Know Your Refrigerator Pt. 2

Here is how my refrigerator turned out. I found the white bins at Ikea (SO HAPPY we got our own store last summer here in Colorado). The bins have been great because we have started to order Bountiful Baskets and the fruit and vegetables come loose, so it keeps them all together.

Newly organized refrigerator!

Why not organize the freezer too!

When you spring clean, do you consider the refrigerator. I know I didn’t usually. Now I am happy it is all organized!¬†Hope this helps to inspire you to go through yours.

Project Motivation…

I get a lot of magazines, well according to my husband I do, to the everyday women, eh….. not so much. Okay, maybe I do. I so look forward to getting them in the mail and flipping through the shiny colored pages. I HAVE to be the first to read them, that is my rule. I don’t know why, I just don’t want others to flip through it first.

At this time I am currently getting the following magazines:


Better Homes and Garden

Marie Claire

Fitness (even though I haven’t paid for it in years. Shhhh… don’t tell anyone, they keep sending it anyway)

Good Housekeeping

Real Simple

Martha Stewart Living – digitally on my nook.

Considering getting a subscription to Country Living. (Good deal right now.)

Anyways, Better Homes and Gardens latest issue is all about COLOR. I love these types of focuses. It gets me excited to do something. Of course, I usually don’t. I just get excited with ideas. This time however, I have a few ideas that I am going¬† to work on and I am hoping to find some inspiration with color and the help of Pinterest and some of my favorite DIY sites. (Keep checking the featured post, as I will always update with new sites).

Tonight I would love to do a Menu board and a framed Jewelry Board. I have seen a few on Pinterest and other DIY sites. I have a tiny little notebook I write my grocery list on and it just isn’t cutting it anymore. I have a couple of thrift stores next to my house I hope to stop by on my way to pick up the kiddo from preschool.

We will see what will come of it all!

Here is some of my inspiration: