I’ve just discovered the epically awesome Unf#$@ Your Habitat. This might be the thing I need to avoid the otherwise inevitable descent into Collyer-brothers-level of filth in my home. I tried FlyLady a few years back, but the obnoxiously cheery 3,846 emails a day really just made me feel worse (and I didn’t know it at the time but I was experiencing a debilitating bout of postpartum depression). This version has SWEARS, which I don’t use myself but they are awesome.
So: my freezer. Trying to make my grocery list, and when I picked up a bag of corn that had been opened but not secured (of course), corn went EVERYWHERE. Boo.
See how crappy my freezer looks? It didn’t smell too great either, because I can’t remember ever cleaning it out, and we’ve lived here for six years. (Before you call Child Protective Services, yes, I do clean the fridge side, and the rest of the kitchen. It’s just that the freezer gets overlooked, and spills aren’t as likely.)
Time to clean the freezer! I threw away at least 10 bags of vegetables that were opened, then forgotten, then freezer-burned into oblivion BECAUSE I COULDN’T FIND THEM. Look how pretty my freezer is now:
Veggies in the drawer, a shelf for chicken, a shelf for ice cream (the most important, duh), a shelf for frozen hamburger meat, and a shelf for baked goods. BOOM. DONE. I don’t think it even took me 20 minutes.
My genius idea: I hung a bunch of rubber bands on a random sticky hook that has been on the side of the fridge for years.