Tips for a Clean Fridge!

Summer is here! We are eating out, having BBQs and graduation parties. There are leftovers and fresh fruits and veggies crowding fridges everywhere. Here are some tips on how to keep your fridge clean and avoid waisting food! 1.  Keep your leftovers in plastic containers. Don’t leave your extra food in the bag or box you brought it home in, if you can see what is in your fridge it is more likely to catch your eye and be eaten. If you’re really ambitious have a few glass tupperware containers that you can transfer your food to and label with a dry erase marker! 2. Rotate your fridge! Yes food gets shoved to the back and forgotten about, but, before you go shopping you should take a look in your fridge.  Throw away anything that has expired and bring things that are still good to the front.  Double check your list and make sure you don’t buy something you already have! I saw a great way to remind yourself about expiration dates: Have a specific bin for items that are about to be expired. 3. Don’t forget about what food you have by making a meal plan.  This can be hard, so write it right on the fridge! You can use a dry erase marker on most fridges or put up a small dry erase board next to your fridge.  You can write a list of what you have inside or you can put meal ideas up to remind your stomach what its missing! 4. Separate your food categories into bins, this can also be used in the freezer.  Get some clear...

Spring Cleaning Time!

Spring is now in full swing and it’s time to finally tackle the clutter that has been building up all year. After the miserable hibernation that was the winter of 2015, we are all grateful to throw open the windows and get some fresh air.  It can be hard now that the weather is nice to spend your free time in a basement or closet, so I am here to offer a few tips on how to get your project done quickly and make it last all year. 1. Make a List! This may seem obvious, but I find that making a really extensive and almost impossible list helps to clear my head.  Write down any and all things that you have been wanting to get done, it helps to see everything on paper. I also suggest you TYPE IT, make it official! For example some things on my list this year are: -Donate at least 5 pairs of shoes (painfully) -Consolidate papers into one storage box! -Empty out storage bins -Get some plants and keep them alive -Clean the pantry (only have one jar of cinnamon opposed to 5) And only a few things are better than putting a big red line through a completed task! 2. Set a date! This can be hard, schedules are busy and a big project can be daunting.  Recruit some help, your husband, your children, a very kind friend, (OR your friendly neighborhood organizer!) and mark the date on your calendar.       3. Completing the task! I’m sure I’m not the only one who has started a huge project with all the energy...