Day 4: Grab & Go
On day one we discussed "zones" well the refrigerator is a "zone" in my kitchen. I believe in 'the GRAB & GO' method. What is that you ask? Well some days we are in such a rush and we need something quick to eat and we grab a granola bar or a bag of chips. But in reality neither will fill you or satisfy your hunger. I have also found that I might buy items that are for a party or get together and when I go into the fridge to get that item it either magically disappeared or is half eaten because 'they didn't know' it wasn't for them to eat.
SOOOOO an intervention was needed on my fridge!
This is what it looked like:
Bad. I know!
In my snack box is prepackaged snacks. After going grocery shopping I chop up all veggies and fruit and place them in the mini Ziploc bags. I also place string cheese and nuts *walnuts, almonds etc.* in the snack box as well. I love this tip because EVERYONE needs a quick "grab and go" snack and most of the time it is a bag of chips or cookies. So why not help yourself out and take an hour to prepackage items for you and your family?? Smart right?
I was even thinking about labeling each shelf!
So now everyone knows where certain items go! Remember if you make it functional for yourself it will be easier to stick to being organized!
1. Think about what would help you on an everyday basis. What do you continually repeat to your husband, wife or kids?
2. Once you figured that out set your timer for 30 minutes (Day 3) and conquer the problem. You need to make baby steps before mastering the key of organization. So start with everyday obstacles. Discuss with your family what changes you will be making and how this will help everyone be less stressed and more organized!!
That being said I wanted to give you an update on my bathroom cabinets. As I said on day 1 we discussed zones, check it out here: (Day 1). Well I decided to not only do my side of the bathroom but I also did our guest bathroom as well as my husbands side. What do you think?
My husbands side:
I forgot to take a before picture but I bet you could only guess how 'unorganized' it was!
Stay tuned to tomorrow for tip 5!
It is as simple as 1-2-3!