Organized Fridge using organizing bins and vinyl labels made with the Cricut Maker.

Refrigerator Organization Tips and Labels

These Refrigerator Organization Tips and Labels will help you not waste food, as well as make prep easier and faster! Add these simple vinyl labels made with the Cricut Maker to some organizing bins and use these tips to get started!

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Organized Fridge using organizing bins and vinyl labels made with the Cricut Maker.

FRIDGE ORGANIZATION

About a month ago we got a new refrigerator. Our old fridge was over 10 years old and had lived quite the life. I decided right from the get go that I wanted to organize it in a way that would prevent me from losing and wasting food items. Plus, having an organized fridge can help make food preparation faster!

Plus, with a family getting in and out of it, it’s pretty easy for everyone to just start throwing stuff in there. By having bins that are labeled, it helps them take that extra step to put things where they go.

Labeled containers for the fridge!

If you’ve followed me for a while, then you know that without a doubt, I would be using my Cricut Maker to help in my fridge organization! The Cricut Maker is hands down the most versatile crafting and organizing tool that I own. Even though the Cricut Maker has the Adaptive Tool System that allows for other tools, like the Rotary Blade, Knife Blade and Scoring Wheel, the Cricut is most known for cutting Vinyl and Iron On with its Fine Point Blade.

Cricut Maker cutting Premium Vinyl!

REFRIGERATOR VINYL LABELS

Items Needed:

KITCHEN ORGANIZING BINS

I wanted to quickly go over some of my favorite organizing bins for the kitchen. These clear bins I got off Amazon and I’m obsessed with. They are a little pricier than solid bins, but it was worth it for me.

Clear Egg Container for the fridge.

If you’ve got an IKEA nearby, there are some dang cute white bins there!

Now onto the tutorial!

Directions:

Open the Kitchen Labels Design Space File.

Refrigerator Labels Design Space File

At this time go ahead and delete or add any words that you want. Also, you’ll want to resize the words to fit the bins that you’ve purchased and plan on using.

After you’ve made changes, hit ‘MAKE IT‘ in the top right hand corner.

Mat Preview of Fridge Vinyl Labels

When your mat preview loads, it will load all the words really close together. I always like to re-arrange and space out the words on the mat. It makes it easier to cut around them after they’re cut, weed the excess vinyl out and add transfer tape.

Once you’ve done that hit ‘continue‘ in the bottom right hand corner.

Cutting screen in Design Space.

Select your machine from the drop down menu and set your material to the type of vinyl you plan on using.

I chose to use a Premium Permanent Vinyl since it was going to be in the fridge. I also am obsessed with the new True Brushed vinyl! Isn’t it pretty? It just adds a little texture!

Premium Permanent Brushed Vinyl

Load it onto your mat Standard Grip Mat and load it in your Cricut Maker! Once it’s loaded, hit the flashing ‘C’ button on your machine to start the cutting.

Cricut Maker Buttons with Standard Mat loaded with Vinyl.

After your labels are cut, then weed the excess vinyl from around words.

Weeding excess vinyl!

Then apply Transfer Tape to your weeded labels. The True Brushed Vinyl does come with StrongGrip Transfer Tape, but the regular Transfer Tape worked great too.

Adding transfer tape to fridge organization labels.

Then when you’re ready to apply them, just peel off the backing and place them on their container or drawer!

Peeling off backing from Vinyl Label.

Fruit drawer label!

Apply Vinyl to Clear Bins for fridge organization!

Easy Fridge Organization using Vinyl decals made with the Cricut Maker.

Veggie and Egg Container labeled in the fridge.

HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR REFRIGERATOR

DEJUNK & CLEAN FRIDGE

Start by cleaning out your fridge. Once everything is removed, wipe out all the shelves. Then go through the items, wiping off the bottles and checking expiration dates.

GROUP LIKE ITEMS

At this time take like items and put them into groups. Here are some grouping ideas:

  • Dressings
  • Proteins
  • Sauces
  • Condiments
  • Cheeses
  • Veggies
  • Fruits
  • Marinades
  • Breads/Carbs
  • Snacks

Proteins and Cheese containers

CHOOSE FOOD PLACEMENT

Placement of food is important. Here are a few things to consider when deciding where you decide to put stuff in your refrigerator.

  • Snacks should be accessible. If your refrigerator has a drawer, I suggest utilizing it for snacks. Otherwise, place the snack container on a lower shelf that kids can easily reach them.
  • Stack anything that you can — snacks, sodas, etc. If you have regular soda cans in your fridge, I suggest using soda can dispensers.
  • Organize by like item and container size. It helps to ensure that when items are return to the fridge, they go back to the same spot!
  • Label items — label as much or little as you want. I personally decided to just label the containers and main bins. But, I’ve seen where the doors are labeled too.

OTHER TIPS:

  • If your fridge is older, you may want to line your fridge shelves with a shelf liner.
  • Anything that can drip, put on the bottom shelf.
  • If your fridge is small or overstuffed, look through and remove items that really don’t have to be chilled — breads, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, etc.

Make Snacks accessible in the fridge by placing them in a drawer or at the front of the fridge.

 

If you’re looking for more fun organization ideas made with my Cricut Maker, check these out!

If you’re new to Cricut, then make sure out some of my educational Cricut posts!

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These Refrigerator Organization Tips and Labels will help you not waste food, as well as make prep easier and faster! Add these simple vinyl labels to some organizing bins and use these tips to get started! From overthebigmoon.com!

 


Pam Dana

Pam is a stay at home working mama that enjoys all phases of life! Between her 3 kids, fur baby (a beyond cute Goldendoodle), wonderful husband, friends and working, she stays pretty busy! But, she is loving every aspect of her life! Here on Over the Big Moon, she loves to share DIY's, recipes, printables, organization tips and more!

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