The Organised Housewife: Organising the Fridge

If you’re after a quick organisational challenge that will have a huge impact on your day-to-day life, think “the fridge”. Once organised, food is easy to access, will stay fresh for longer, you can see what you have (and what you need to buy!) and what’s more you’ll save money with less waste. Just ask mum of three, blogger extraordinaire and Howards Ambassador The Organised Housewife. She recently opened the doors to her fridge and gave us a tour (along with some helpful hints!).

A seasoned organiser, The Organised Housewife sites chopping fruit ‘n’ vege and storing it in containers as one of the best 20minutes spent after each grocery shop. Why? Ongoing convenience: When it comes to prepping dinner, the veggies are already chopped, if she or the kids feel like a snack then diced watermelon is but an arms length away; similarly making fresh fruit juice for her kids is e-a-s-y, while preparing school lunches becomes faster. Preparation is key!

First things first though, you need the perfect container. For The Organised Housewife, she needed a solution that was:

  • Fridge safe
  • Freezer safe
  • Microwave safe
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Great for marinating
  • Stackable
  • Airtight
  • Leak proof
  • Transparent, so you can see the contents
  • Easy to open
  • Available in multiple different sizes

Howards exclusive Vac Seal  fit the bill.

So armed with a number of VacSeal containers we uncovered a few of The Organised Housewife’s best kept fridge hints:

Chop just about everything, except fruits you would eat whole like apples / peaches.

– This includes broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, capsicum, carrot, cheese – grated and cubed, red onion, baby spinach, grapes, orange, watermelon, ham, chicken – poached and shredded.

Store whole vegetables such as carrots and zucchinis in containers.
– It’ll extend the life of your food

With your fresh food under control, store homemade condiments in
 Vacuumsaver Colopots,
– They’re airtight and will help contents to stay fresh for longer.

Store sauces in your fridge in a handy Condiment Caddy
– These will fit in the top of the fridge and they’re the easy way to transport all your sauces between the fridge and your table.

And what of all those pre-prepared meals you’d like to freeze? The Organised Housewife uses our Snapware Airtight Containers. They’re freezer, pantry, microwave and dishwasher safe. They’re also air tight, leak proof, BPA free and will help to prevent food from drying or dreaded freezer burn!

To see more photos hear the full story with more great ideas and helpful hints visit The Organised Housewife, www.theorganisedhousewife.com.au

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