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Project Organize Refrigerator

Project Organize Refrigerator

Today’s project organize refrigerator was inspired by a very recent trip to Dollar Tree and recalling a pin I saw on Pinterest. I know from previous disappointment that if I don’t buy what I see at Dollar Tree, it is gone the next time I stop in. Apparently green is the color that one of the employees mentioned are trending, at least in the organizing product category. Green happened to be the color I was looking for.
Homeschooling on a Shoestring Project Organize Refrigerator
When I first purchased the refrigerator a few years ago, I also stopped in Bed, Bath and Beyond for some organizers to start it right. Previous to that, we were using an old college dorm type fridge. That finally gave out and we using nothing for a time. I had saved enough money to buy a new fridge.

All except for 2 of the Bed, Bath and Beyond organizers didn’t quite fit how we were using the refrigerator, so they had been re-purposed to other areas of the house. What was kept in the refrigerator was the clear lazy susan and packet holder which is in one of the door shelves. Year or two goes by and the refrigerator is a mess with outdated condiments, sticky goo on the glass, items way in the back and not easily accessible. After seeing what was available at Dollar Tree, I came up with my plan for organization. I bought some placemats for the shelves so once they were clean, it would make it much easier to keep clean. In hindsight,  I should have measured the glass shelves because the placemats are too long and not wide enough. I might either return them to the store or keep them for use on the dining table. Clear shelf liner cut to size would be best for the glass shelves. I bought two styles of baskets; one that has a handle and one that doesn’t. I have a few baskets left over and those will be used for the freezer.

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Couponing

My aunt sends me lots of coupons. Gotta love it! Anyway, since we’ve moved and most things are in storage (I won’t be able to get to them or find them until the Spring Thaw) and don’t have my coupon box (something My Mother made a long time ago – I’ll post pictures when I find it), I was searching around for coupons on the web. I came across this which I’ve tried and like so far: Krazy Coupon Lady’s Coupon Tracking You d/l the Excel file, I saved the original and for my test run I’ve saved it under the name 2008Coupons, and plug in your coupon info. I have been using CouponMom‘s website to show the sales near me, however near me is only shown Kroger & Meijers. I prefer to cut my coupons and file them in my coupon box, instead of leaving them whole on the page, and I think by using the coupon tracking w/those sales, I’ll be able to get a better grip on grocery spending.