Yesterday was gloomy and rainy, so I decided to get organized in the kitchen. It felt like a good rainy day project! A couple weeks ago, I ordered a bunch of organizational containers for our fridge. After sharing a snippet on IG stories yesterday, due to popular demand… here I am writing this blog post, spilling all the details. Apparently you guys like being organized as much as I do. Ha! Click through for a peek into our refrigerator, the kitchen, and of course- all of the source links…
First up, if you’re new around here- you can catch our full kitchen tour / reveal right here. It’s hard to believe we’ve almost lived with our renovated kitchen for a year now! This is really my happy place in our home. Ready to see my newly organized fridge? It’s the large cabinet doors on the right side of the above image- it’s disguised with cabinetry panels, just like I like it! Ok… let’s do this.
Basically, I went crazy in the clear bins department. I spent wayyy too long (hours) putting organizers into my online cart, researching, and looking at organized refrigerators on Pinterest. Haha! Sadly, I’m serious. I tried to find containers that were stackable, had lids (to stack other items on), and were convenient with the shape & size of our KitchenAid fridge and diet.
I should probably say… our food selection isn’t the norm right now. We’re almost ready for our next instacart delivery, and the last one didn’t go totally as planned. For example- normally I buy brown eggs, but I ended up with white. Those types of substitutes were made, which is totally fine for now. There were also lots of items on my list that were sold out. Anyway, all of that to say- our fridge is usually more stocked and varies a little more in color.
One thing I definitely wanted was a bottle holder. We often keep champagne or prosecco in this fridge for breakfast cocktails or celebratory occasions, and my pet peeve is glass bottles rolling all over the glass shelves in the fridge. I was able to find a bottle rack that was stackable, which is the ideal situation!
Emmett and I order HelloFresh meal kits, and our box arrives once a week (that includes 3-4 dinners). That’s what the brown paper bag is- one dinner. I tried to make room on a shelf to house 3-4 HelloFresh bags, so given we’re on our last meal this week… it looks a little empty, but will fill out once our next order arrives! In the drawer below, I keep all of our fresh veggies… kale, carrots, zucchini, squash, broccoli, etc.
We consume a lot of fruit, so I kept that at a nice reaching distance. I love having my apples, oranges, and lemons in convenient bins now. Below is more produce and our eggs. We also go through a LOT of eggs. From breakfast to baking, I knew I needed two containers to hold all of those. It’s really nice that they stack on top of each other.
Oh- and on the top shelf… that’s where our beverages live. Honestly, we don’t keep many drinks upstairs because we have another refrigerator in the basement (I should’ve photographed that one). It also holds water, sparkling water, tonic, beer, cocktail mixers, and occasionally the rare soda (I’ll admit- Mexican Coke with cane sugar is my guilty pleasure).
One of my friends told me how convenient having a lazy susan that spins 360 degrees in her fridge has been, so I added that to my cart! It works well for condiments if your refrigerator door is full, or you have odd sized items. I keep things like lime & lemon juice, pesto, salad dressings, garlic, and mustard on this handy little turntable.
Yesterday I got hundreds of source requests, so I’m linking everything (and more) below. Click directly on the objects to be redirected to the source and shop… lots of these come in different colors & sizes.
If you’re curious about our glass bottled water, I have an entire blog post devoted to that here! We love and use these dishwasher-safe bottles multiple times each day.
We also have a large pantry in our kitchen, but I’m going to have to order more bins before I tackle that space! You’ll have to hold tight for that one. I do keep some produce out in our kitchen. I have a bowl on the countertop that is great for things like onions and bananas.
I also keep a produce bowl for apples on the mid section of our kitchen cart. I’m one of those strange people who likes eating both room temperature and chilled apples… which is why I have them in the fridge AND on the cart. I like to have options!
Next to our range, you’ll also find another lazy susan (a little prettier though… marble). This is where I keep our salt, pepper, oil, butter, garlic, etc. I like to keep that out for easy access when cooking.
This post is getting long, so I’m going to wrap things up… but if you’re interested in more kitchen organization- I have a BUNCH of those type of posts. I’ll link them below if you want to look through my cabinetry, check out my dishes, tackle your spice rack, and more:
- My Dishes & Glassware (as seen in my cabinets)
- My Kitchen Cabinetry Video Tour
- Spice Rack Organization DIY
- 5 Things Every Kitchen Needs, That You Might Not Think Of
- My Kitchen Cart and Entertaining Essentials
- Kitchen Must Haves for Hosting Friends & Family
- Amazon Finds for the Kitchen
- Giant Roundup : Kitchen Accessories & Utensils
Let me know if you have any questions! I’ll try to add these organizational items to my Amazon Storefront, too. Give me a few days to do that. What is everyone up to this weekend?! We’ll be working in the yard again, if weather allows. I hope you all have a beautiful weekend filled with sunshine and fun!