Tackling My “Refrigerator Basket”

This month I have been working on reorganizing my kitchen (as a part of Laura’s Organizing Round Up, but I intended to work on it at this point anyway.)

This week I tackled the project of making a basket for the top of my refrigerator. I had two open weave plastic baskets up there (like miniature laundry baskets) but I decided that whereas see-through baskets are usually preferable, in this case I actually want an opaque basket.

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It’s all a part of the bigger picture and it will all make sense when I get to the point of writing my “Round-Up” post.

Originally I intended to go to the Dollar Tree and buy a new basket for the top of my fridge (love the DT!

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). But then I walked into my bedroom and saw this:


Somebody gave it to us and I didn’t really like the fake flowers in it but I did see potential for the basket so I hung onto it. Aren’t you glad I did? 😀 Unfortunately, the Styrofoam was hot glued in the bottom of the basket so first I had to spend twenty minutes a few scraped knuckles do this:


And then I decided to line it with some spare fabric I had (also free, included in a big tub of spare fabric from my costume-designing mother-in-law), so then on day 2 I did this:


And viola! There’s my new refrigerator basket!! On day 3, I cleared the top of my fridge and put a handful of selected items inside the basket up on top and put all the other things away in their homes (or the trash can, whichever that may be.

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) It looks so nice up there. You’ll see when I do my “Round-Up” post with all areas in my kitchen that I’m decluttering and reorganizing.

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February 12, 2008 12:02 pm

Awesome job on your basket! I tried using your idea for a basket of my own and let’s just say yours looks far better than mine… 😀 I think I’m gonna take out the fabric and try again… Thanks for the GREAT idea!

February 12, 2008 2:14 pm

Great idea for the basket!!

February 12, 2008 3:04 pm

I love it. This is a great idea. I need to organize the top of my fridge too.

Stop by my blog to see my first Tackle It Tuesday.

February 12, 2008 4:51 pm

Great job!
I love your idea of a basket! I may have to borrow that one for myself.

February 12, 2008 6:39 pm

Now that’s what I’m talking about!! Love it 🙂

February 12, 2008 9:34 pm

Thanks! I decided that since you see my fridge when you walk in my door that I need something that holds AND hides the things I want to keep on top of my fridge – rather than displaying them like, say, a clear tote or something. 🙂

Wait ’til you see how I organized the INSIDE of it. 😉

February 13, 2008 10:21 am

great job. we have a catchall basket in our counter that we couldn’t live without.

February 13, 2008 3:36 pm

Way to recycle that basket! Sounds like a great solution to the top of the fridge problem. Great job! :o)

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February 14, 2008 12:24 pm

A basket!? *smacks forehead* Why didn’t I think of this!!?? What a great idea!
Now to go find a basket that will fit on the top of my fridge…

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February 12, 2008 11:46 am

Great job on the basket. Can’t wait to see the final pics!

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