Fridge Organization Tips That'll Make You Want to Meal Prep

 
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On a recent Instagram story poll, I asked for your interest in the items of my fridge. The response overwhelming—hundreds of you said ‘please!’ I soon after opened the door to start my list when I realized the reality of my refrigerator. Unorganized, unruly, and downright embarrassing. We eat fairly healthy, so the ingredients themselves weren’t to be ashamed of; however, my attempt at arranging and stacking was utterly lazy. I needed help.

The Container Store saved the day with such beautiful timing. In anticipation for the Memphis area’s first-ever store opening on September 14, I stocked up on storage to make the most of my current situation. And as taught by my organizer friends at Blue Pencil Home — now that I’ve changed my ways, I’m never going back. Scroll for my storage solutions and a list of my refrigerator requirements!

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WASH, CHOP, STORE

The OXO Good Grips containers vary in sizes and shapes to fit your various produce and dry goods needs, and now I’m totally hooked—so hooked, in fact, that I voluntarily choose to peel, cube, and contain my sweet potatoes instead of staring at them on my countertop. Isn’t this sight just so much better? The same goes for baby carrots, brussels, blueberries, you name it.

NEWFOUND FREEZER DRAWERS

Really, they’re just bins, but they bring an extra sense of place to your freezer meals and packaged proteins. Don’t worry about a domino effect of falling boxes in the freezer; keep everything tidy and together.

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THE DELI DEPARTMENT

Take advantage of the shallow meat drawer in your fridge. With the ProKeeper Deli Container, you’ve guaranteed more time to use deli meats for lunches or last minute snacks. Transfer your by-the-pound bagged orders of turkey, prosciutto, you name it, into a more formalized, fresh place.

STACKS ON STACKS

The best part of the full-service fridge organizer, in my opinion, is that every essential is designed to be stacked. From the wine holder to the egg holder to the storage containers, you don’t have to worry about finding more space.

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WHAT’S ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE?

  • Almond Milk

  • Eggs

  • Dave’s Killer Bread

  • Berries

  • Fresh basil + thyme

  • Hummus

  • Carrots

  • Pacific Foods chicken broth

  • 2-6 types of cheeses (Parmigiano-Reggiano and mozzarella, always)

  • Genoa salami

  • Prosciutto

  • Ground turkey or chicken

  • Cruciferous veggies

  • Rao’s tomato sauce

  • Grainy mustard

  • Various jams + tapenades

  • Castelvetrano olives

  • Sriracha

  • Soy Vay marinade

  • Sparking soda

  • Prosecco

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This post is brought to you by The Container Store, opening in Germantown September 14. Thank you for being supportive of my sponsors!

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