There nothing more satisfying that having any space organised. Like our other post Declutter challenge, the kitchen is another area that needs to be re-organised regularly, specially the fridge and freezer.
We like to take this opportunity leading into the holiday period and Christmas to organise our kitchen spaces. It’s amazing how a simple process can make a difference to how you use the space, and now is the best time to do it. Before the mad November-December onslaught of Christmas parties, present shopping and descending relatives!
The best way to start is to take one space at a time. Start with the fridge then move onto the freezer or cupboard space. Just follow 3 easy steps:
- Remove everything from the space
- Clean the space
- Re-organise the items back into the space. Don’t forget to check the expire dates and throw-out anything you don’t use. This also applies to your plastics cupboard.
‘As Easy as That’
This is also a great time to defrost the freezer and use up some of the foods, you’ll need the extra space for freezing your Christmas leftovers. Its amazing what you find stuck in the ice to the side of your freezer. Can’t work out what the mysterious meat is in the freezer bag? Throw it out, and try a better system. Either write on the bags before popping them in the freezer, or use some cheap containers and label them at the front to keep the food organised (my labels are printed on plain paper, then covered with sticky tape – super cheap!). Make sure to put any new food toward the back of the container, and use up what’s in there first.