Favorite Organizing Items from Amazon
Welcome to the February DIY Challenge, hosted by Terrie at Decorate and More with Tip. (You can see my past DIY Challenges here.) This month the challenge is all about organizing! I decided to highlight some of my favorite organizing items from Amazon for you to check out. And please check out all the other ladies organizing projects at the bottom of this post!
Recently, I purchased a few inexpensive items to help organize my refrigerator a bit better. It has been such a game changer that I wanted to share them with y’all.
Favorite Organizing Items from Amazon, for the Refrigerator…
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I don’t know about your fridge, but ours is pretty small inside. We have a counter depth sized fridge with the freezer on the bottom. There is just not a ton of room in there. Especially after I go food shopping and buy lots of fruits and veggies. We have an extra refrigerator in the garage (mostly full of beer – LOL), but I like to keep things that we use everyday in the kitchen fridge. Finally, after almost 4 years of living in this house with this small fridge, I bought just a couple of inexpensive organizing bins and WOW. What a difference! IT HELPS SO MUCH. What the heck was I waiting for?
Here are the things I bought. You can sometimes find these at Marshall’s and TJ Maxx but if you don’t want to risk it, just order these from Amazon. I use these for storing all the blueberries, strawberries, etc that my husband and kids (and myself) eat a lot of. It makes such a difference to put them all in there. It is so much more organized!
Freezer, and Kitchen Pantry Cabinet Organizer Plastic Bin with Handle ( 11.14 x 6.09 x 4.74 inches)
And these little trays really help organize all the jars! Instead of having to take out a million jars to find that one in the back that you want, just take out this little bin to find your items. I know! So simple right? But, such a game changer!
Favorite Organizing Items from Amazon, for the pantry…
Below are some idea’s and products I use to organize my pantry. Many of these items I’ve had for years, but they are all really helpful in keeping everything organized without a lot of effort.
But first a tip….My number one tip to keeping an organized pantry, and this may seem very obvious, put similar things together. All our tea, coffee, hot chocolate, etc. are all on one shelf, and all our protein powders/vitamins/supplements, are on another, all the cereal on another, cookbooks, canned goods, etc. You get the point. This makes things easy to find.
Let’s start with all the loose foods (baking supplies, rice, nuts, etc). I highly recommend these Oxo containers. They are well worth the price. I bought a set of them over 7 years ago and they have held up really well. There are lots of other kinds of organizers on the market that are also very good. These Rubbermade Brilliance Airtight Containers come highly recommended as well. If you want a neat looking and organized pantry you need to invest in something like this. Adding pretty labels to the containers makes them look even nicer.
I’ve had this spice rack for years and even though we have shelves for spices, this is still full too.
I purchased 3 of these madesmart Expandable Shelf Organizers for canned goods/jars/and all our nut butters, and they are awesome. You can actually see what cans/jars etc. are in your cabinet. Bonus, they expand so you can make them as short or as long as you need or have room for.
Not sure about the expandable shelves? Here are 2 other options for can storage that I like. Check out these and these too!
Maximize space by using smaller, adjustable shelves. I bought 2 of these Adjustable Steel Wire Shelf for added storage.
Keeping snacks on the bottom shelf allows the kids to reach them easily. Therefore, I purchased these 2 baskets for storing them all. The one below is sold out, however here is a similar one from amazon.
To sum up this post, investing in just a few small, inexpensive items can be SO impactful in organizing your space (and keeping it organized!).
I hope you found these tips and items useful. You can find more organizing trip and tricks by clicking here.
Do you have a favorite organizing tip or item you would like to share? Leave me a comment.
Please visit all the other bloggers fun organizing projects here…
AHH!! I SO need to do this! I loved your tips for organizing the pantry and fridge and I’m always shopping on Amazon so that’s perfect!!
I am telling you, these small little changes make such a BIG difference. Now, I need to work on organizing my closets! :-/
Excellent tips and products, Jodi. I need to do the same thing because our kitchen only fits a fairly small fridge and we have no extra fridge either. Now if only Amazon sold a product to CLEAN the fridge out without me having the lift a finger 😄
Oh, I would pay good money for that product! LOL!!!
I want all of it! I love all the organization!! It feels good to have everything organized and in its place!
Thank you, Jessica. It does feel good to have everything in place.
I LOVE organization!! These are such great tips and such awesome products!!
Thank you so much for sharing!
Thank you so much! Glad to help!
Jodi love how organized your pantry is! I’ve been looking at the Oxo containers to reple some older rubbermaid ones I have. Nothing wrong with the rubbermaid ones except the color of the lid. lol! So i’ve been putting it off. However, after seeing yours i may rethink that! Thanks for sharing.
I really do love those Oxo containers. I have had them for years and they have held up well. They can be pricey, but I bought them on sale at Kohls, I think, years ago.
You are so right, Jodi. An organized pantry makes life better. I love containers. They do help with organizing and being able to find things.
I agree. They have really come in handy!
Great organizing tips and containers make a difference. Nothing better than having an organized pantry.
Especially when you need ti to grab things when cooking.
Thanks. I totally agree. Makes life a lot easier.
I love shopping on Amazon so easy and great pricing. Love all the items you use and found for us to help organize our home. Thanks Jodi for your great ideas and tips.
Thanks, Terrie. Glad you like these items.
Your pantry looks amazing, Jodi! You could be a professional organizer from your post and pictures! Great organizing ideas and solutions shared!
That is so nice of you to say! Thank you!
I have some plain shelves for food storage and it’s a mess. I need to do like you said and group like things together. It’s just that I don’t want to put all the cans together because I’m afraid of bowing the shelves. But I can still group like things together and just put the cans in a few different places. Thanks for the little push in the right direction!
Yes, Whatever works for you! I used to have the smallest pantry with wire shelving in my old house. Ya gotta figure out what works in your home.