People like to tease me and threaten to randomly inspect all the cabinets and storage spaces in my house. 🙂 Since I’ve shared so many posts and videos showing my home right after I’ve completed an organization project, they wonder if my house gets messy and disorganized just like theirs.
The truth? It does! My mantra has always been, “an organized life requires maintenance.” If you don’t tend to those spaces, update the systems to meet your changing needs and take the time to put things away properly, they can get really messy. Case in point – my freezer! Here’s what it looked like on Friday:
Isn’t that a mess?! The contents of the freezer change constantly, so it is definitely a harder space to keep organized. However, it only took me 25 minutes to get it straightened up. I took everything out of the freezer and laid it on the counter. Then I sorted the items into groups of similar things: bread, veggies, meat, fruit and entrees.
One of the perks when organizing your freezer is that you don’t have the chance to get distracted. You have to work quickly before the ice cream melts! I wiped out the inside and then began putting everything away. Can you believe how much better this looks?!!
Ta-da! I did throw away a package of dinner rolls and a slice of really old leftover pizza, and I pulled the whole chicken out to defrost in the fridge – other than that, everything else fit so much better! The shoe box on the top right was something else I added (you don’t have to use the expensive clear bins from The Container Store – all my bins are from Dollar Tree) to hold my assortment of bread, muffins and bagels. That made a huge difference!
Do you have a space that’s gotten out of control? Whether it’s a small one like my freezer or a whole storage closet, you would be amazed at the difference a few minutes can make!