So later today we'll empty out the fridge--wiping down the walls, shelves, drawers, etc. with our favorite disinfectant spray that we make:
- 1 quart water
- 25 drops grapefruit seed extract
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil
- 3-5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Then we go through everything we pulled out, hunting for the moldy, slimy, dead stuff (and dang, there usually is some). We combine dibs and dabs of this and that to save space. We toss things that have proven they just aren't used enough to merit space (the 9 month old Wasabi sauce is a good example). Then we reload the fridge, grouping and storing like items together. All leftovers go in one place, all dairy is grouped together and goes in one place, and so on. We think fridges serve us better if there's rhyme and reason as to how they're stocked.
NOW we can see what it is we are out of, what we have plenty of, and plan accordingly. The shopping goes so much easier and being organized feels so good! Do you have tips on how to clean or organize the fridge? We'd love to hear them, so please share. Meanwhile, here's to family dinner made easy as we get the 'ol fridge cleaned out and ready for a new week!