Mise en place is a French culinary phrase which means "putting in place" or "everything in its place." Typically, this refers to ingredients that are prepared and organized prior to cooking them. For me, I like to have EVERYTHING in its place. A clean and organized home is a clear and organized mind! As we welcome Spring, I am sharing some of my tips on how I organize one of our most used items in our home – our Fridge. An organized fridge helps not only with meal prep but also food waste. Being able to see and easily access all the food available is both a time and money saver.
I am sharing how we keep our fridge so organized with the help from The Container Store.
Every couple of months, I take all items out of the fridge, clean the shelves and take a mental inventory of what we have on hand. Remember to put perishable items in a cooler while you work.
If you like to store water bottles, sparkling water cans, etc. in the refrigerator, consider using a bottle or can dispenser. These allow you to stack bottles or cans in a small space and save room. They also provide easy access to cold beverages.
To help keep your fruits, vegetables and herbs fresher longer, use Produce and Herb Keepers. For meal-prep and leftovers, I love to use glass containers. They’re easy to stack, in and out of the fridge, and keep food fresh.