Even if November 15th wasn’t National Clean Out Your Fridge Day (but really, it is), you’re likely already planning your shopping list for Thanksgiving and trying to figure out where you’re going to put all of the groceries and prepped foods. (Don’t forget, you also have to still house school lunches and some everyday food between now and the big day.)
If you’ve really planned ahead, you already have a clean fridge because you’re using Fridge Coasters which means all you have to do is organize and rearrange your fridge. If your shelves are not protected, then you likely have some scrubbing to do.
Clean Out (and Up) The Fridge
You’re getting every other inch of your home clean and ready for guests, so don’t forget about having a clean fridge. Unpleasant smells, sticky messes, or unsightly spills are the last thing you should have to worry about hijacking Thanksgiving - we’re guessing you already have plenty of worries racing through your mind! Don’t forget to use lemon in your cleaning!
Make Your Fridge Make Sense
Once you’ve detailed your fridge, it’s time to organize. Some of our fave people who can make this look so easy: Neat Freak McKinney, themartinnest, organized_simplicity, horderlynyc, organizedmamas, reorgproject, Iheartorganizing, morganizewithme, gracefulspacesorganizing. Go to their blogs, Instagram feeds, Pinterest profiles, or Facebook pages and you’ll be inspired and educated in moments!
Prep Like a Pro
Now that your fridge is ready to store all of the feast day essentials, you can focus on actually prepping the food. If you’ve never hosted before, or if you’re looking for a way to be more organized, these two posts do a great job of breaking down how and when to make the food: Delish and The Kitchn.
Not Hosting? Lucky You.
If you’ve made it through all the helpful information in this post only to feel left out because you’re not hosting this year, there’s still something you need to consider - what are you bringing to dinner? If you’ve been assigned a food item to bring, it’s still a good idea to take stock of your own fridge organization while you’re preparing the dish (if for no other reason than to be a part of National Clean Out Your Fridge Day!).
If you don’t have any food responsibilities, it’s always a good idea to show up with a hostess gift. Some of our favorite go-tos for this are curated gift baskets. Grab a practical basket (think one that could be repurposed as a bread basket) and line it with a cute seasonal tea towel. Throw in a bottle of wine (if the basket depth allows) or a wine gift card, and a pack of Fridge Coasters (The Large Crisper Bin and Shelf Coaster is a universal fit!).
Pro tip: Don’t forget to use code fall4it to snag 20% off your order!