There are usually some tell-tale signs that you have started “adulting” like a boss. Perhaps you now have a sincere desire to read good books and keep learning. Maybe you are actually following a budget and doing your own taxes. Or perhaps you are working hard to eat healthy, even if the sole motivation is so that you don’t have to keep buying new dress pants.

When it comes to organizing all aspects of our lives, sometimes we skip the small things like keeping our fridges in order. Well, you know what they say: an organized life is a happy life. Here are 5 ways to transform your fridge as part of that adulting journey.

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1. INVEST IN Shelf Liners

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This is where you can get creative. Pick out shelf liners that fit your personality, and it will make your fridge brighter and more fun. Plus, if anything spills, you can just pull out the placemat, clean it off and put it back in the fridge! No harm no foul.

2. organize with A Label Maker

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This might seem like a no-brainer, but labeling the fridge doors and even sliding drawers can help keep your fridge organized at all times. This hack is especially ideal if you have family or roommates who can't seem to put things back in their right place in the fridge. It will be easy to spot what is out of place.

3. Separate Items using Storage Bins

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Storing similar items together in bins helps remind of which products you still have and what might be running out. One quick look at the containers can tell you what need's restocked when you go to the grocery store.

4. Optimize space with Magnetic Plastic Containers

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This is the perfect way to utilize more vertical space in your fridge. 

5. CREATE AN “EAT ME FIRST” OR “MUST GO” BASKET 

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Place a container near the front of the fridge as a reminder of the food that must be eaten ASAP. An added bonus: no more food waste!

Go ahead and give that fridge a much-needed makeover. What are you waiting for?


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