Today’s subject for the Photo-A-Day Challenge is “Fridge”. By the way, I just want to thank The Purple Carrot for this great photo challenge…it has really been fun! Anyway, fridge. Not much I can do but take a picture of my fridge. haha So here it is:
It’s pretty much your average fridge. Has food in it. A closer look will reveal a certain method to my fridge madness though. I don’t know if I’ve stated this before, but I am a very visual person. Keeping that in mind, my organization of anything is based on visual triggers. For instance, I try to keep food in clear containers or open bowls so I know how much I have of everything. I also try to group like items together. Do you not just LOVE my little vegetable bin? Found in an antique shop two years ago, 7 bucks and it is one of my most favorite things ever.
I keep all of my leftovers on the bottom shelf. I then know to look there first when planning dinner. It’s not rare for us to have a small dish of three kinds of leftover veggies at the table. And then there’s the eggs and bread shelf. It’s usually not this full, but my friend Rebecca’s chickens and ducks are going crazy! I’m pretty sure we’ll be having omelets all weekend!
I truly believe that a big part of being frugal is knowing what you already have and how to use it. Believe me, I am not an organizational guru by any means (you’ve seen that crazy sunroom of mine!), but I do try to keep tabs of what is in the house. I cringe when something is wasted or forgotten. Well there you have it. My fridge (and pretty much storage) philosophy. Perhaps I’ll expand on that a bit later today. For now, I’m off to get some more work done on my soon-to-be dressing room! Have a wonderful Friday folks!