Back to school season is upon us. At this point, you may have already purchased the back to school clothes, supplies, and maybe you are mentally preparing for the morning hustle to get to school again.
I am already exhausted thinking about it. I do not personally have children going off to school just yet. BUT my husband is a Special Education Aide, so our life does greatly change as well when school starts back up. Additionally, as the oldest of six and aunt to two I am no stranger to the back to school hustle.
Have you thought about what organization systems or checklists you could use to make the mornings a little easier?
I am here to make the morning easier for you!
Let’s talk about the refrigerator. Yes, the refrigerator. You may have not previous thought of how your refrigerator is organized in the past as it relates to back to school. BUT let me know tell you this will make your life a little easier.
Let me ask you this before we get started. When you go into your refrigerator can you easily access everything you need? Does food fall out on your as you are searching for something? Do you run into wasting food because you did not know it was in there? Do you waste time looking for food causing greater dissatisfaction with meal prep?
If you can answer yes to one or more of these questions, then this blog article is for you!
So, how do you organize your refrigerator for back to school success or even just get out the door on time success?
Here are a few things that I do today to help us reduce waste, prep lunches, prep meals, and easily access everything we need.
Plastic labeled bins my friend. Yes, label those plastic bins!
Create Stations that can help your family with a functional frig. See examples below:
Leftover station – I like to keep all of my leftovers in one bin. This alone has reduced waste in our home because nothing gets lost. It also makes it easier to clean out the frig too! If you are someone that typically takes leftovers for lunch the next day, my intentional living tip is to put your left overs in a Mason Jar. Easy to take to work, heat up, and eat. Plus, it does not require A LOT of space in the frig.
School Lunch Station – If prep lunch for your child or yourself, I recommend that you have a station dedicated to those lunch bags. You or your child can easily grab your packed lunch box early in the morning with out digging or having things fall out on you.
Fruit/Veggie Station – Having fruit/veggies labeled and in one – two places will help prevent spoiled food. When packing lunches, you do not need to dig for where the fruit and veggies are. You can literally pull the bin or bins out and pack the lunch.
Cheeses/Meat Station – These stations can be helpful for dinner meal prep and lunch prep. You will easily be able to find everything you need to make your lunches.
These are only a few possible solutions. You have the ability to personalize your frig set up.
In the past several months since I have been using this approach to my refrigerator, I have seen improved efficiency in meal prep, reduce waste of food, and I spend less time cleaning my refrigerator.
If this sounds like something you would enjoy, attached you will find a checklist of items you may want to consider purchasing to create your own organized refrigerator.
If you are looking for an even simpler option, I have put together a little Refrigerator Organization Motivation Box, which includes all of my favorite frig organization supplies. It includes tips and tricks for a well organized frig, my personalized labeled bins, and bonus mats to cover your shelves for easy cleaning. In addition to this, you have the option of a 15 minute call for me to help you set up your system for success.
This is a $60 value. I am offering all of my readers this organization box for the low introductory price of $40.00 shipping and handling included.
So, what are you next steps?
Order your box today, clean out your frig, and get organizing.
Three simples steps with amazing, life altering results!
My Intentional Living Tip for you is to personalize and create an organizational system for a successful morning in your home. The Refrigerator is a great place to start, especially before you go out an purchase all of the back to school specific food and snacks!
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