Isolation Fridge checklist
Many of us are already social distancing or self-isolating and lots of others are preparing to do so in the near future. So there has never been a better time to get organised than now!
Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing with you how to keep your home organised during self-isolation.
Kickstarting our Isolate and Organise with
Despite our best intentions, fridges easily end up cluttered, dirty and, quite frankly where food can go to die!! These clever fridge organisation ideas and storage tips & tricks will free up tons of extra space in your fridge.
Take everything out and check dates!
Before heading off to do your food shop, I recommend checking the use-by dates of the items you need replacing. There is nothing more frustrating than thinking you have a tub of cream at home already only to discover that it actually expired last week! For me, the last thing I want to do is drag my 2 children back to the grocery store. I get into the habit of rotating my food by use-by dates to avoid waste. But you’re not done yet! Once all the expired cream and condiments have been thrown out and the shelves have been wiped clean, it’s time to put everything back again. And it actually matters how you do it and where you put things.
Organising your fridge items
I’m not going to get into detail on how to organise in particular temperature zones but if you do some research online you will find this. I find the best organisation item for your fridge is clear containers and labels! I have used clear storage containers from Soko & Co and Kmart and I will link in some of my favourite containers I have found to use. If wishing to support a small business Soko & Co have free delivery Australia wide on orders over $100. Another great product to use in the fridge is lasy susans. You can place bottles and condiments that you may usually shove to the back and easily see what you have.
Also, you can purchase similar products from Kmart.
Having your items in containers also stops unwanted mess. Place meat in a plastic container to prevent raw meat juices from leaking down into your vegetables and salad.
Get an Insta-worthy fridge by using as many drawers, shelves, and containers as possible.
LABEL, LABEL, LABEL!!
Of course, last but not least LABEL, LABEL, LABEL! You know how much I love to label. Labeling has many benefits, you know exactly where to find things, Plus this saves you doubling up on items you may already have. Each category should have its own designated zone in the fridge. Never underestimate the power of labels in any of your organisational space.
If you wish to kick start it with a budget-friendly fridge pack we have created the basic pack for you here. This includes our 17 most popular labels for fridge organisation for $20. All you need to do is select a font and colour. (how hard can that be hehe)
Here is a bigger list we have compiled of our most commonly sold labels for your fridge organisation to help inspire you. Purchase your own custom labels here.
- Vegetables (or Veg)
- Use First
Lots of our customers also use conatiners for meal prep for the week and store their prepared food in food savers like the Oxo greensavers. You can either label these if it’s a commonly used item or use a chalk board marker. Purchase these here.
Examples of these types of labels are listed below but these are completely custom fridge labels so you can customise these exactly how you need.
- Fresh Herbs
I hope you have found the start to our self-isolation organising guide helpful.
For 15% off with Pretty Little Designs labels while organising use the code “STAYHOME” at checkout.
Please tag us in all your before and after organisation on Instagram so we can share them with our Instagram community and social media followers. Be sure to share your organisation off in any relevant group, to inspire others who may need some inspiration. Were in this together. @pretty.little.designs #prettylittledesigns #welovepld
Stay tuned for the next article...
Love Deanna and Team PLD xxx