We just finished the most amazing project for our design heroes, Pencil and Paper Co - and we couldn't wait to share the product we used to make this space happen!

1. One of our favorite multi-purpose pieces of product is the Expand-A-Shelf that we used to hold all the spice jars. It's so versatile, and the clean white lines make it blend in to any space.

2. The spice jars were nothing short of a labor of love. Gen Sohr, of Pencil and Paper Co, wanted a set of matching spices - so there was nothing left to do but transfer every single one to a new jar. And then hand-paint the label of course... As you do.

The Artisan Glass Canisters with Oak Lids were a new one for us, but we love trying new things. We loved how it complimented the baskets and earthiness of the spices.

For the larger jarred items, we opted for glass canisters with lids. We were able to store everything from snacks, to pasta, to cereal in these.

Finally, we used the Water Hyacinth Cubes and Bins for the remainder of the food groupings.

We love answering your questions, so let us know if there's anything about this project we left out!



Divided Fridge Drawer Clear
Divided Turntable
Tall Drawer
Egg Bin
Narrow Drawer
Large Berry Bin
Produce Bin
Small Fridge Bin
Tip 1: Stock Up on Healthy Staples

If you want to start eating healthier, you obviously need to stock your fridge with healthy food. It helps to create a list of core staples to have on hand at all times. This takes the guesswork out of grocery shopping, and you’ll feel more prepared during meal and snack time. 

Tip 2: Edit, Edit, Edit

When it comes to actually organizing your fridge, don’t skip the editing process. Even if you don’t feel like it, start by removing every single item from your fridge until it’s completely empty. We suggest keeping a trash bag nearby and tossing anything expired as you go. And since your fridge shelves are probably due for a deep clean, here’s your chance to actually get in there and wipe off that weird sticky layer! 

Tip 3: Create Zones

Every category should live in a designated zone (location) and preferably, within a contained and visible home (clear product). This allows everything to be accessible, accounted for, and aesthetically pleasing...while also maximizing shelf space.

Tip 4: Label It

Labeling isn’t just the finishing touch, it’s actually the secret sauce of the system. Labels are really just straightforward directions for where items go. They concretely identify the contents that live in each container. It not only helps *you* maintain the system, but it holds your kids, your partner, and anyone else using the space, too. 

*Reminder: Think broad, not specific when labeling your categories. It should be a simple road map that’s flexible enough for the occasional outlier. 

Tip 5: Freeze It

Your freezer is valuable real estate in your fridge set up, so clear out those old popsicles and spilled frozen peas to make room for favorites your family will actually eat. We're looking at you last minute meals.

We love using our Freezer Bins to contain the chaos amongst the frozen pizzas and kids snacks. Organizing this space will take the dread out of opening this often-forgotten area, we promise!

Thoughts welcome!

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