This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of the Stock-Up promotion at Publix. The opinions and text are mine.
My aunt used to say, “If you start the year with a messy house, it will be that way the entire year“. I don’t know how much truth there is to that statement, but I do know her habit of starting the new year with a clean home rubbed off on me.
When I started this quick homemaking project, the house was already pretty clean and organized, but the refrigerator was a different story. Between holiday cooking, guests and leftovers, the fridge was grimier than I preferred. The refrigerator top to bottom, inside and out was in desperate need of some attention. I knew I could block off an hour or two and get it cleaned and restocked fairly easy. After breakfast, Germaine and I started by removing everything from the fridge. We threw away all of the leftover holiday food and anything past its “use by” date.
Anything we were keeping went on the kitchen counters, the stove top and dining table. Once the fridge was clear we removed the shelves and drawers to hand wash them at the sink. Germaine set up soapy water and washed everything while I dried.
After that, we wiped every surface, nook and cranny of the fridge with a disinfectant. We also used this time to vacuum the fridge coils before restocking the fridge. With everything out of the fridge I used that as an opportunity to reorganize. This year I wanted to make things in the fridge easier to find and I knew just how to do it. I went online and ordered some clear organization bins which I was able to get delivered the same day.
While I waited for them to arrive, I created some fridge labels using my vinyl cutting machine and made a quick trip to Publix to stock-up on some groceries. Making my list and getting my shopping done was easy with the current Stock-Up promotion viewable in the Publix Grocery Extra Savings flyer. The items from the Publix Stock-Up promotion that came home with me were Zoneperfect Keto Shakes, Perrier Sparking Mineral Water, and Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Straws, but there are many other products. Just keep reading to see a list of items along with the sale dates.
From 1/4/19 to 1/17/19 there are some great deals on products. During the Stock-Up promotion you’ll find the following items on sale.
● 5 for $10 Hormel Compleats, Chili or Dinty Moore Beef Stew 7.5–10-oz microwave trays or bowls your choice (excludes Compleats XL)
● 4 for $5 Perrier Sparkling Mineral Water 750-mL or 33.8-oz (your choice) (in select stores)
● $5.00 off any 1 Starbucks Coffee (32-ct.) K-Cup Pods or Ground Coffee (20-oz)
● Buy 1 Nestlé Pure Life Water (24-pk. 8-oz) and Get 1 Free
● Buy Any 1 Zoneperfect Keto Shake (4-pk.) or Powder (11-oz) and Get 1 Free
● Buy Any 2 Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Straws (6-pk. or 12-oz) and Get 1 Free
By the time I got back from Publix, my organizing bins had been delivered to my doorstep and I started organizing the fridge. I will share the entire tutorial on how I clean out my refrigerator in another post, but today I will just show how I organized the snack shelf.
⇒ Decide where in fridge you want to store your snacks. I decided to keep mine on a main shelf rather than a door shelves or in the fridge drawers.
⇒ Measure the space. If you’re using storage bins, you’ll need to know the depth, width and height of the space.
⇒ Decide on the style of storage bins. I wanted something clear for my snacks that way I can easily see what’s inside and know when they need cleaning.
⇒ Add labels (optional) I only labeled the snack bin and not the beverage bins because those are transitional. I keep most of my beverages in my bedroom fridge and on the fridge door shelves which I’ll share in another post.
Those spaces are full now so these narrow totes on the main fridge shelves are perfect for helping things stay organized.
⇒ Fill the bins and marvel at your work!
Between my tutorial and your local Publix, stocking up in the new year should be easy!