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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Corral Those Condiments

This is not my fridge - but it could be!

We have so many condiments. I have at any one time 5 or 6 jars of jelly in my fridge. 3 mustards, 2 mayo's, 1 ketchup, 1 pickle relish, 2 jars of pickles and various steak sauces, soy sauces, oils etc. It is crazy in my fridge, my kids couldn't find anything. No matter how often I cleaned it out and arranged everything nicely they just couldn't find the Ketchup or the grape jelly. So what did they do? They opened another jar. Just to add to the chaos I now have 2 big ketchups and 3 grape jellies. So. very. annoying.

The other day I had the brilliant idea to corral the sandwich condiments - ketchup, mayo, mustard, relish in a plastic container. Then I put the jellies in another. Brilliant I say, now everyone can find what they need and they know where to put it back. I can grab the whole container and put it on the counter or table to make sandwiches. Best of all we don't loose any condiments to the far regions and food doesn't get wasted!

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  1. I've been thinking about dedicating a basket in the fridge to hold our lunches. I've been getting into a habit of getting them ready the night before but I have to jam a sandwich here and a yogourt here and I wish the entire lunch was in one place when I go to pull it out in the morning. Time to clean out the fridge to find a place for the basket!
    Great idea! Kind of like the jam caddy at the restaurant :)

  2. Mine do that, too - opening new ones when the old ones aren't used up. great idea on the caddy! :D

    Have a great day!

  3. This is a great organizational tip...I can relate to having so many condiments, and their being spread to the furthest corners of the fridge!

  4. Hi there! Niki here, from over at Free 2 Be Frugal, stopping by from Works for Me Wednesday.

    I love your post! Putting like condiments and whatnot together...why didn't I think of that?!?

    Stop by and visit me when you get the chance.