Organizing Tips for Your Refrigerator

Need help organizing your refrigerator? I used simple plastic placemats and bins to get a whole new look and organization.
This is my way overstuffed refrigerator! Can you relate? I started this project by taking everything out and sorting and throwing away old or no longer needed items.
The next step was to clean and remove all shelves. I used soapy water to wash down all the surfaces.
Next, I bought cheap plastic placemats and cut them to the size of my shelves. This will make spills easy to clean up without having to remove the whole shelf.
Finally, I used plastic bins and my label maker to label areas, bins, and drawers. This should help in the future to keep things in order.
Do you have too many leftovers that go unused? I have a free Leftovers Printable and a DIY recipe for a all natural fridge deodorizer over on the blog.

Amy Dowling
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Frequently asked questions

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  • Hildegarde Hildegarde on Mar 16, 2016
    How do you get the man in your life to keep your refrigerator clean and organized?

  • Rebecca Rebecca on Mar 19, 2016
    Confused ... You show cluttered fridge doors. You show nice mats on fridge shelves. Where's the organized fridge door ideas?

  • Jsm5179467 Jsm5179467 on Apr 09, 2016
    What is leftovers printable?


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  • Sirkku Sirkku on Mar 22, 2016
    Thanks for your pictures

  • Karen Hodges Mashburn Karen Hodges Mashburn on Apr 17, 2016
    I keep a tape dispenser and a fine point sharpie handy to put the date that the dish was prepared and stick the tape to the lid of my pyrex dishes that I use for my left overs. Be sure to fold one end of the tape back onto the sticky side so you have a nice little tab to pull the tape off before putting the dirty lid in the dishwasher when you're done. I try to eat the leftovers within a week. I can freeze the pyrex dish, also. I dislike plastic. I also like to put the baking soda and lemon oil in the drip tray underneath my old refrigerator.