Wednesday, October 1, 2008

WFMW: Kitchen Organization? Yeah, right.

If you know me, you know I am NOT organized. And my kitchen? I got it free with the house. . .that doesn't mean I have to use it! The best tip, therefore, that I can come up with is for organizing the front of your refrigerator. No, don't leave yet!

You know those really cute family picture Christmas cards that you get? They cover the side of my fridge that you see when you walk in my kitchen. It's also the side next to the stove, so when I'm cooking or coming/going, I see these people whom we love and I pray for them. If I wake up in the middle of the night, I see these people and I pray for them. It works for me.

On the front of my fridge is a little container I got at Wal-Mart that holds all the mail. All mail goes directly into this container that has a very strong maget attached to the back. (It doesn't matter how hard my son slams the fridge door, that sucker is not coming off!) It has multiple compartments, so my husband (who pays most of the bills) keeps his calculator, stamps, envelopes, etc., in it, also. This works for us, because no little (or big) hands can lose the mail once it makes it into the container.

I look forward to reading everyone else's idea, and if you want to read more, check out this blog.

Who knows, someone might convert me to the organized side of life. . .and if this is your first time here, welcome and feel free to look around awhile.


Baby Tunnel Exodus said...

Great tip! Our mail tends to get out of control when we don't have a specific central place for it. Blessings, Whitney

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

Love the container idea. I have one on the side of my fridge, but it only holds post-its. I'm always afraid to put it on the front because
a) I might run into it or
b) My kids love to SLAM the fridge, and I'm afraid the magnet wouldn't be up for the challenge.

Do you ever have those problems?

Our mail slot is in a cupboard out of reach.

just another day in paradise said...

Believe it or not, I have yet to run into it. That says a lot, considering how clumsy I am. (It does sit fairly flush against the fridge.) The magnet on the back is strong, and it has yet to fall/slide/move in any way.

CC said...

I have a big fridge thingy as well. It's great!

BTW, did you notice when you were on my blog that I'm a Speech Pathologist as well? I usually write about speech things, but sometimes the family stuff gets thrown in. ;)