This incredible mother-of-three reveals her top tips for a super functional fridge.
If you’ve found more mouldy food in your fridge than you’d like to admit, or you have three half empty jars of mayo because you can never find it when you need it, then this is the article for you. Following the birth of her third child, one Aussie mum realised she needed to reorganise her fridge to make prepping meals easier for the whole family.
The busy mum said she took her inspiration from Hello Fresh! food boxes, a meal prep system where all the ingredients are packaged together ready to go. Using $4 plastic containers from Kmart, she labelled each one with a day of the week, with each box containing all the ingredients needed for that days dinner (minus the meat, pasta, rice and spices). “The meat is frozen and I’ll grab that out each morning. All I have to do is grab a box and dinner is easy to prepare,” she said. The shelves in the fridge are also labelled clearly, and the layout reorganised to make it easy for the kids to access their drink bottles and healthy snacks themselves.
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After posting her tips on Facebook, the Aussie mum has been flooded with messages from parents worldwide. “WOW. I really needed this. So much inspo, thanks for sharing!” one commenter wrote. “This is awesome,” another wrote. “It can be such a pain rummaging for ingredients and looking up the meal plan with a toddler clinging on!” The mum admitted that it takes about an hour to unpack and organise her shopping, but it means that she and her husband are able to save time during the week and prep meals quickly and easily.
We think that incorporating even some of this super organised mum’s tips would make a huge difference to meal prep during the week. No more last minute trips to the shop for ingredients!
Do you have any tips for organising your fridge? Let us know in the comments!
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