Workin’ the Basket – In the ‘Fridge’

I like baskets. Not laundry baskets. Or waste baskets. But little cute ones, for organizing? They’re da bomb. (Do people still say that?)

So sometime last summer I combined my fascination with baskets with my new habit of buying more fruits and veggies and my smallish refrigerator. I can’t really leave fruit and veggies out (you know, the ones that don’t have to be refrigerated) because I don’t really have room for that either.

SO.

I put the baskets… IN THE FRIDGE.

Oh yes, I did.

fridgebasket1I have a basket for extra fruit, a basket for “little jars” (to keep them from getting lost in the back) and a basket for meats (the red one) to make room for the cheeses in the drawer.

Pay no attention to that top basket, it’s now where the oranges are, you know, holding oranges. And apples. And such. It’s also not that clean and sparkly right now. Just so ya know.

The kids always know where to go to find things. I know because they’re often coming out of the kitchen with an apple or a string cheese.

Putting groceries away is a breeze. Yeah – I make them do it. So what?

And things don’t get “mysteriously lost” and go to waste. Or at least.. notsomuch.

So baskets aren’t just for shelves and cabinets anymore! Oh no they’re not. I say a basket can go just about anywhere you want it to! Even in the fridge.

Works for Me Wednesday is hosted by Kristen @ We Are THAT Family!!

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niki
niki
May 12, 2009 10:23 pm

LOL

I thought I was the only one! We have very similar baskets in our fridge too.

🙂

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Lisa
Lisa
May 12, 2009 11:24 pm

I always am on the lookout for good organizing tips. Thank you! 🙂

Diane
Diane
May 13, 2009 5:56 am

I too use baskets in my fridge and love love them!!!!!!

Lori Gray
Lori Gray
May 13, 2009 6:10 am

What. A. Brilliant. Idea!!!
I am seriously going to have to consider this! thanks for sharing.

Frugal Carol
Frugal Carol
May 13, 2009 6:14 am

I love this idea!! Everything is so orderly!!

Katie
Katie
May 13, 2009 6:29 am

I’ve been thinking about doing this lately. My husband can never find ANYTHING in our fridge.

Pam
Pam
May 13, 2009 9:21 am

I can honestly say that even as much as I love baskets and use them everywhere – this has never crossed my mind. Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant! Since my fridge needs some MAJOR cleaning at the moment – I need to go get me some baskets for it. Thanks for a great idea.

Pam

Ginger
Ginger
May 13, 2009 11:20 am

Way smart idea!

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Momma Knows
Momma Knows
May 13, 2009 2:20 pm

First, Amber I love the new look… ok wallpaper is maybe a tad busy but the layout is much better. It’s easier to find things! And the baskets? What a great idea! I love baskets too. I can have stuff on a shelf or stuff in baskets on a shelf, and I can only tell you where the stuff IS if it’s in a basket. I’m going to have to get some small baskets for those little jars in the fridge! And da bomb? I said it, the other day. I told my boys “These chips are THA BOMB”, where… Read more »

exhale. return to center.
exhale. return to center.
May 13, 2009 5:15 pm

i do the same thing in my freezer!!!

Sarah H
Sarah H
May 13, 2009 5:36 pm

Wow, thanks so much for this great idea! I can never keep the fridge organized. This will be so helpful.

Kristi_runwatch
Kristi_runwatch
May 13, 2009 6:26 pm

Beauty! Both your refrigerator and your new site! Glad I saw you on the WFMW list b/c somehow I missed your reminder posts to change the feed.
I use baskets in my freezers! It’s lovely! 🙂

Jenny
Jenny
May 14, 2009 8:49 am

Hi. I was just surfing around some blogs, and I came across yours. It’s pretty nifty and I’m really enjoying my stay here. I’ve bookmarked your site for daily visits, and I hope you’ll visit me. I’d love to have you. 🙂 Have a great day and I’ll see you around the blogosphere. 🙂

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