Economical food storage that maximizes shelf space
My mom is a very resourceful person. You have to be when you raise ten children in eight different countries. She can fit more dishes than you would ever think possible into a dishwasher, and have them all come out clean. She taught me how to get stains out of clothes, but I have given up on mastering her trick of buying 1/4 yard less fabric than a pattern recommends – and arranging the pieces so that they fit!
This fridge food storage method is a new discovery she made. I tried it out while we were visiting, and it works really well! She bought a whole bunch of mason jars, and that’s how she stores leftovers. They are tall and narrow, so you don’t have to stack them, and since they are clear you can easily see what is inside. If leftovers last long enough to need labeling, you could use a chalk marker or water soluble pen to add a date – it would then wash off in the dishwasher. Simple, neat, and easy to implement – perfect! You can’t microwave food in mason jars, so if you try this method, be sure to put your food in a clean dish for microwaving. Add in some Tattler canning lids, and you have a 100% BPA-free food storage solution!
Do you have a favorite organization tip to share – either for your fridge or a different part of the house? I love to store toys in clear plastic shoebox bins – it has been a wonderful toy storage solution for our house!
What cool things have you learned from your mom?