With the kids heading back to school, family organization will be critical. We’ve compiled a list of refrigerator organization tips that will help you get the school year off to a great start.

Creative Guide for Back to School Refrigerator Organization Tips

Here are some creative Back to School refrigerator ideas that are sure to inspire you and get life organized and moving in the right direction.

Back to School Station

Keeping all family members in the loop is a challenge. Create a back to school station on your refrigerator using magnetic calendars, checklists and supplies. You can purchase magnetic tape with adhesive that can be easily cut with scissors to adjust to the right length, or hot glue small magnets to supplies you use frequently and want handy. Some ideas for what to include in your Back to School Station are:

  • Calendar
  • Scissors
  • Pencil/pen holder
  • Calculator
  • Homework checklist
  • Daily chore schedule

refrigerator organization tips

Refrigerator Organization Tips

Setting up the inside of your refrigerator with these back to school organization ideas will keep eating healthy and making meals a breeze. Implement any of these refrigerator hacks to get ready for the school year.

Use Bins

Categorizing food and placing in bins is a great way to keep the refrigerator organized. Clear bins allow you to easily see the food inside, and add visual appeal. Place a label on the outside of the bin so the contents are easy to see at a glance. Bins keep random items from getting lost in the abyss of your refrigerator, never to be found again until after they’ve expired. Some ideas for what to put in bins are:

  • Washed and ready to eat fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Snack foods
  • Sandwich fixings
  • Juice boxes
  • Dairy (milk, cream, butter)
  • Condiments
  • Yogurts
  • Bread products
  • Ice packs (freezer bins are great, too!)

Install Shelf Liners

Spills and drips are inevitable. Make clean up painless by installing removable shelf liners that you can wash and replace in jiffy. Plastic table mats are cheap and can be cut to the correct size, making great shelf liners. You can even purchase mats in pretty patterns to add some pizzazz to the interior of your refrigerator!

Create Healthy Snack Station

You have an influence on what kinds of snacks your family is eating. Having healthy snacks ready to grab is a sure-fire way to help loved ones make healthy snack choices. Create a snack station that includes the healthy foods you want your family snacking on during the day, and packing with their lunches. Prepping ahead saves valuable time during the week. Take a little bit of time on the weekend to prep healthy snacks and store them in snack bags or small containers so they are already individually portioned. Some healthy snack items may include:

  • Cheese sticks
  • Fresh fruit (grapes, berries, melons)
  • Vegetables (carrots, celery, bell peppers)
  • Deli rolls of lunch meats
  • cubed or torn cooked meats

This strategic refrigerator organization tip will keep your family happy and healthy throughout the year!

Create Meal Zones

Even little hands can learn to take care of their own breakfast and make their own lunch. Create a Breakfast Zone by placing breakfast items low enough for the children to access on their own. Create a Lunch Zone to make it easy to make and pack lunches. Place bins containing lunch items together on one shelf. Teach the kids to make their own lunches, showing them how to pull items out from each bin to create a balanced meal. Make sure to teach kids to put ice packs back in the freezer when they get home from school!

Use Labels

Labels are a great tool for identifying what goes where. Not only will you find things easier, but it will help everyone put items back where they belong. Why not have some fun with labels? Make labels classy with kids’ names, meal types, reminder labels, or anything else you can think of! Try these cute printable labels.

We at Appliance Repair Specialists want your school year to get off to a fantastic start. Let us help by making sure your appliances are operating at peak performance before the rush of the school year begins. Hope these refrigerator organization tips help!