Archive for ‘Organization’

May 31, 2011

Refrigerator Progress

This blog is already serving to be a great source of accountability. I had a very busy weekend, and by, very busy, I mean I sat on the beach. Immediately after putting Mae to bed on Monday evening, I realized I had to get this thing done. I stuck in my ear phones, grabbed a glass of wine and went to town!

First things first, I removed everything that had expired. It was more than I expected. I learned that I need to do two things – clean more often, and cook the food I buy! So here is the before I showed last week:

And here is the after:

I then removed everything from the refrigerator (try not to get to jealous of my awe-inspiring kitchen),

and went to work scrubbing the insides. Here is the sparkling finished product:

I then put everything back in, minus the bottle of wine, which I polished off while scrubbing. Where did my food go? The insides of the drawers were also very organized and pretty, but I failed to take a picture.

And, most importantly, isn’t it so much prettier now that all of the labels are turned the same direction? (I’m sure you are all impressed by the fresh and nutritious fruit I am feeding my child.)

P.S. I learned a major lesson about blogging, and really, life in general – Hit Save! I wrote a long post and my browser shut down. Since I was not smart enough to save it before posting, I lost the entire thing. Then, as I am rewriting my post, it shut down again! Needless to say, on the third attempt I hit save every two words. Sheesh.

May 26, 2011

The State of the Ice Box

I think it’s best to start this great quest towards domestication small: let’s organize the refrigerator! I really love going to the grocery store. It’s kind of like an addiction. I go multiple times a week, and all it leaves me with is an over-filled refrigerator and a busted budget.

So here is the refrigerator before (please note the overabundance of greens and cabbage thanks to my very productive CSA.):

I might as well do the freezer while I’m in there:

And are you ready for the after? Drum roll please . . . .

No, not really. That picture is from The Container Store, but I thought I could trick you with the two heads of cabbage. The great refrigerator reorganization is going to take place this weekend. This post is merely to build anticipation. I’m sure my 2 readers are riveted! Stay tuned!

I have a few goals: (1) throw out anything out of date; (2) scrub clean the entire inside; (3) reorganize according to cooking temperatures; (4) make sure the labels are all facing the right direction (probably the most important step). Hopefully I can make mine look halfway decent.