We've been buying a lot of frozen fruit for our Nutribullet smoothies. It's easier, cheaper and less wasteful to go frozen over fresh. Plus, it gives us a lot more variety. The problem is it created a huge mess in our freezer, with little bags of fruit, often spilling open, all over the place. We just shoved everything in there and had no clue of our inventory come shopping time.
Armed with a 20% off coupon, I decided to head to my favorite adult toy store (Bed, Bath and Beyond of course) to buy a Fridge Binz container to get the fruit organized.
Speaking of coupons, I think John Pinette nailed it in his stand-up bit. So funny and so true.
As with all of my organizational tasks, I started by taking everything out of the freezer. I threw out old food, stuff that had been hiding behind the layers, like bagels with freezer burn and uneaten Otter Pops. Then, I took all of the fruit and put it into the new Fridge Binz container. It just barely fit, which means that we have zero need to buy fruit when we head to Whole Food this weekend. I guarantee if I had not cleaned out the freezer, we would have purchased more strawberries! I put frozen vegetables into a different, smaller Fridge Binz container that we bought a few weeks ago.
Now, we can clearly see everything and it looks pretty!
Back to our Nutribullet smoothies, we use a lot of nuts in our drinks and needed a way to organize them. We found the perfect solution at Ikea.
We bought two of the Krus Containers in the fall to hold tea bags, but it turns out, they are perfect for the nuts that we buy from the bulk containers at Whole Foods. This was Dan's brilliant idea.
The Krus containers keep the nuts separated, but easy to view. The dividers are adjustable, so you can split it into thirds or remove the sliders to make one big container or make one side 2/3 big. The flexibility is great and they are dishwasher safe. We just stack them and leave them on the counter for accessibility, a great way to organize a healthy snack.