15 Minute Organizing – Your Fridge and Freezer

It’s that time of year when people start to think about how over indulgent they have been. So many parties, so little time! Does your fridge look like it’s been over run? Maybe it’s your freezer that you can’t identify what’s inside. It’s time for a quick organizing project to get these two spaces back into shape.

Here are some great ideas from Pinterest.


I love to use these containers in a fridge. They are a great size to contain items like yogurt cups, fruit, salad dressing bottles or other condiments. I really like the handles for easy use as well. You can label them too. Even better: they are inexpensive and you can purchase them at Wal-Mart.

Read Leslie’s great post on how she reorganized her fridge using these containers at Goodbye House, Hello Home!

If you are looking for some ideas to better organize your freezer, read 5 Enviable Well-Organized Freezer from the Kitchn.

Look at how they stacked frozen meals in zip-lock bags (and labeled them) to save space. Wow! I love it. It looks like there are 27 meals on the shelf with the ice maker.

And what about remembering what’s inside your freezer? Check this out.

Using a dry-erase marker to make a list on the outside of the freezer door came from babble.com, where they offer up several great organizing ideas for your fridge and freezer.

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Janet Schiesl

Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization. She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client. Janet is a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and was voted 2016 Organizer of the Year by the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO.


  1. en.huari on January 23, 2017 at 1:33 am

    Wow I wish I could keep my refrigerator like that! I have a nice fridge but I can definitely tell you it is not like as organized as this one is. I love your way to organize and clean your freezer and Now, I will try to keep my freezer as clean as you have.

    • Janet Schiesl on January 23, 2017 at 7:02 am

      Thanks. Keeping my frig and freezer organized reduces waste and helps me plan meals and shopping lists.

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