"You're going to have to think of your refrigerator in zones. We're going to have the beverage zone, the cheese zone, the egg zone and the lunch meat zone. Everything needs to be separated."
|Rach's snack drawer: fruit leathers arranged by flavor.|
In Rach's house she always stocks cucumbers and pears (hence the labeled boxes for cucumbers and pears). Before my dreams of a perfectly organized fridge could evaporate, Rach saved the day by coming up with the idea of rotating zones. Or, another way of putting it is organization with less specificity. Instead of the grape compartment, I have the fresh fruit to be packed in lunches compartment.
|Infrequent use items populate the back row formerly reserved for slimy stuff.|
|Empty fruit box on top, clear cheese box on right middle|
Finally, there were the leftovers. How would we deal with the leftovers or large pots and pans that require refrigeration during dinner parties or holiday meals? Rach whipped out a tape measure. "We can turn the pot lids upside down and still have room to slide your big pot into the bottom shelf," she showed me. The bottom shelf, left hand side was dedicated to leftovers and precut fruit. It's going to become the go-to spot for my foraging husband and children.
Tomorrow, a break down and price assessment of the refrigerator remodel. And, more importantly for purposes of my blog, how does having a streamlined, super-efficient refrigerator make my life more fulfilled. But before I leave I need to show you with one more picture. It's the beverage zone. So easy, so simple, everything all grouped together in the door. Opening my refrigerator still isn't like a day at the spa, but I have to admit I get a certain amount of pleasure every time I look at my beverage zone. Look, it's all right there at the tip of my fingers!