Friday, March 16, 2012
Project Simplify: The Fridge, Freezer (and Pantry)
I cleaned and organized my pantry last week.
I had also wiped down the inside of my fridge just a couple of weeks ago, so I wasn't expecting a big job ahead of me.
I thought I'd just scrub the heck out of the outside of the fridge, the floor underneath it, and look after the door.
Well, all that went without a hitch. I did find some old black and white film on the door, though. The boxes said it should have developed before the end of 2007. Oops.
I decided I would remove the drawers and give them a proper sudsy wash. Before I knew it, one thing led to another and I discovered a region of the fridge I'd never seen before.
How on earth can food even find it's way in there? This is up and behind the crisper drawers--coveniently hidden before now by the bottom shelf. What a mess.
But everything's all shiny clean, now.
(I use two lazy susans to help me find jars and things. Love them!)
I left the freezer compartment for this morning and I'm glad I did. Today I plan to tackle my stove top and oven and I'd been fretting about what to have for supper. While cleaning it out, I found some sausage and a bag of peroghies. Dinner? Done!
I am very lucky to have another freezer downstairs so I keep only what I want quick access to up here. Fruits, vegetables, ice cream, OJ, bread crumbs, cheese, that kind of thing.
I confess, however, I did not clean my downstairs freezer. That has to be done in January when I can store the food outside if I have to.
Linking up to Simple Mom and the Organizing the fridge and pantry challenge.