As a mother of three very active children, staying home during this time has not always been an easy feat. I have had to become a little more innovative when it comes to making sure my family stays healthy AND happy while being at home. Fortunately, we have our Samsung 3-door Refrigerator with Hub 2.0 to help out. We have had this wonderful fridge for a little over a year now and it has been one of, if not the most used item in our house ESPECIALLY while we are staying at home- because, lets face it, these kids are ALWAYS eating.
What I love about my Samsung 3-door Refrigerator is how spacious it is. It holds A LOT of food. This is a good thing because, like I mentioned earlier, my kids eat a lot. It is my job to keep the fridge stocked with good, nutritious foods so we all can feel our best during this time.
I'm going to admit that even though I have been on top of a lot of things while staying at home, I have let my refrigerator organization go. So I am going to take you step by step on how I clean and organize my Samsung refrigerator. If you haven't cleaned your fridge out in a while, then save this post for later so you can do the same!
This is what my fridge looked like BEFORE I started taking out all of the contents in it. It's not terrible, but it definitely could use a cleaning and some light organizing.
So, the first thing I did was start taking out all of the contents of the fridge. Every single thing. Make sure your countertops are cleaned off before you start so your food and the packages aren't dirtied in the process.
Next- make sure you throw out all expired food items. I did not even have to check the expiration date on these bags of lettuce to know they were not edible. YUCK. I also checked all expiration dates on things in containers just to be safe, and sure enough I had a couple that had expired.
Next- CLEAN YO FRIDGE
I used a fragrance-free cleaner to clean mine. Make sure you get every nook and cranny possible.
Speaking of nook and crannies.. Did you know you can remove the drawers in Samsung's Refrigerators? I didn't until this very moment. You would be shocked at how much crud accumulates in these drawers. So make sure you pull these out as well to ensure they get a good cleaning.
The shelves on the Samsung Refrigerators are easily removed also. This made it easy for me to wipe them all down thoroughly. I just popped them back on once I was done. Easy peasy.
Once you are done, you can put the drawers/shelves back in their original spots and begin to ORGANIZE your food in your newly cleaned refrigerator!
Okay, here is my little dollar store organization hack for you guys. I buy these clear containers at my local dollar store for ONE DOLLAR and use them to organize my food. Its a great way to keep foods that are alike together, and it also keeps from a lot of messes happening in your fridge because these containers catch a lot of possible crumbs/spills.
I love how clean and organized these containers make my refrigerator look!
And thats it! So simple! Took me about 30 minutes to do this entire cleaning/organizing project. What do you guys think?
Now, let's talk stocking this nice and clean refrigerator. Yes, it has food in it NOW but in a few days I can guarantee you that I'll need to be restocking it. I have been relying heavily on Insta Cart these days to help ensure that I do not have to get my kids out in the grocery stores right now. I can simply choose my items I need, right there on my Samsung Refrigerator, and they are delivered to my front door that same day. Talk about convenience for this mama!
Staying healthy at home is not my only priority for the kids and myself. I also want to keep our household HAPPY at home as best I can. The Samsung 3-door Refrigerator with Hub 2.0 has been a great tool for us to use to boost our moods when we are in a funk.
If you know me, then you know that pictures are one of my love languages. I can upload any picture I want straight from my phone to my Samsung Refrigerator and I am able to have these memories playing on repeat all day long. Sometimes I find myself just standing in front of the fridge, not because I am hungry, but because I am caught up in looking at these wonderful memories my family has made. Instant mood booster for us.
Another thing that the kids and I do on the reg, especially when we are all in a funky mood is have DANCE PARTIES!
We crank up our favorite music and I just let the kids (and myself) get loose for a few minutes just to shake the funkiness out. Let me tell you, this works wonders! Especially for kids. They love being able to pick out music on our family hub and I love this simple way to boost our spirits during this often difficult time.
How did you like these tips? It is my goal to not only help, but to also make sure you know that you are not alone. There is no 'one size fits all' method to keeping your family healthy and happy during this time. To be honest, most of the time I feel like I am just in "survivor mode." But I have found these simple things to be of HUGE help to my family and I, especially these past couple of months. How are YOU staying healthy AND happy during this time?
Blessings and Health,