On New Year’s Eve my husband and I pulled out the contents of each and every one of our cabinets and reorganized our kitchen. That’s right, while everyone else was popping corks and sipping champagne we were knee deep in dusty glasses and rusted, unused pans.
I like to keep a minimum amount of food in the refrigerator in our kitchen. When it’s packed to the brim I find that we lose track of what’s inside of it as leftovers and other goodies get pushed back to the back of the shelves. By maintaining a separate fridge we’re able to keep the food neat and tidy and when I glance at the contents I’m able to recognize everything inside.
In addition to better organization owning a separate fridge let’s me stock up on deals. The extra fridge is full of discounted eggs, butter, sour cream, yogurt, fruits, veggies, milk and juice. It might cost a little more to maintain two refrigerators but it enables us to stock up on sales and ensures we don’t lose track of and waste food.
It’s been a week since we reorganized the kitchen and now all of the dishes, cups and bowls are easily in reach and organized. I’m not sure everyone would want to spend their New Year’s celebration cleaning out the cupboards but it was the perfect way for my husband and I to ring in 2011.