So it seems in my old age (ahem) I have become rather freaked out completely by clutter. Just the right time to have a toddler in your home right? As a teacher I was definitely not the one whose class was still and quiet, students working away diligently at their desk with their pencil and paper. NOT AT ALL! We had order and expectations but I wanted them moving and exploring. My classroom became a mess which was fine because at the end of the day those Kindergarteners picked up every piece. I’m happy with a mess when it serves a purpose.
However, I find my eye twitching when I look around at home and see stacks of things on things for no reason. It’s so easy to be consumed by stuff. Especially with children! Things come in and rarely go out and more things come in. We are working on toy purges right before birthday and Christmas as a result of this. We shall see.
So let’s talk about the freezer. We have a stand up freezer in the garage. I coupon-I used to coupon a lot. I would score amazing deals so we needed a freezer. As time went by I found our household was wasting too many food items because well I didn’t know they were there. I’ve worked on the pantry as you can read in this previous post. The freezer needed some work. I’m pretty sure I forgot to take a before picture-typical. So I rounded up tubs…I checked all the dollar store but they just didn’t have anything long enough so Target it was. They were a little bit more expensive but worth it because they fit just right! I’m completely into the chalkboard thing so I bought these labels. You could also use chalkboard vinyl and a paper puncher and make them yourselves! Oh and a chalkboard pen!
Super easy! I cleaned out the freezer and noticed we have loads of veggies, breads and potatoes. So that’s what I decided on labeling my tubs with. This literally took me 20 minutes and the after result makes my heart happy.
Notice for a moment how many green beans we have? We kept buying them because we both thought we were out. Not anymore! Super easy right!!!!!