I am writing this week’s piece while laughing because I know one of the readers who gives constant feedback will say the project is not as challenging as DIY is supposed to be.
The reader thinks DIY is about fixing appliances and following challenging steps to achieve a goal. That is not always the case, DIY is needed in all manner of projects including those that may not require the tool box to undertake.
In this week’s project we will reorganise the refrigerator. Often times we arrange our stuff in the refrigerator without following any order. Except for meat and meat products which are always frozen the rest of the stuff is just thrown into the refrigerator in any corner where there is space.
Those who have worked in chain stores arrange food stuffs in a manner minimise losses because they ensure that the first to go in will be the first to go out.
Reading through some literature this week I learnt that the degree of coldness in a refrigerator differs and every spot is suitable for a particular product.
Further reading on www.apartmenttherapy.com makes a suggestion on an arrangement of food products for household convenience.
The author suggests that the upper shelf should be for leftovers, drinks and ready-to-eat foods. It is further suggested that a box with a label ‘eat me first’ can be placed on this shelf to remind you on what must go out of your shelf first.
The lower shelves, it is suggested by the website, that should keep raw ingredients for cooked dishes. The author also suggests that the door should only be for condiments since it is the least cold part of the refrigerator. I know most homes have drinks placed on the door despite the fact that they will not get as cold as they would have been if they were packed on the upper shelf.
The drawers, also known as the chiller in some refrigerator brands, should only used to keep vegetables and fruits since they require to be kept at different humidity. On this one I am sure most of us get it right.
For this project to succeed, please remove all the stuff in your refrigerator and start loading them back one at a time.
Wishing you, dear reader, a week full of activity. Remember, if you want it perfectly done, do it yourself.