My Organized Fridge and a Fridge Coasters Giveaway

This giveaway has ended. Winners are announced here.

Have you heard of Fridge Coasters before?  I had seen them advertised and have friends who use them, but I have to be honest: I wondered what all the buzz was about.  When something spills in my fridge, I wipe the glass shelf clean.  Why would I need a “coaster” in my fridge?

Recently, Fridge Coasters contacted me about reviewing their product.  My friends who use them absolutely love them, so I decided I’d give it a whirl.

Fridge Coasters

Fridge Coasters are super absorbent “liners” that fit on the shelves and in the bins of your refrigerator.  They are designed to fit in any fridge no matter the manufacturer, and they’re guaranteed to fit in your fridge, or you get your money back.

They come in numerous colors and beautiful, modern designs.

Fridge Coaster DesignsFridge Coasters are made of a dense super-absorbent 30% recycled wood pulp.  When I first learned that they weren’t plastic, I thought, “Wood pulp?  Won’t that get ruined quickly?”  And the answer is, no!  These things are really amazing.  I never believe what I hear without testing it, so I dribbled water on one just to see what would happen.  I was really impressed!  It absorbed the liquid without swelling, the colored design stayed put, and after it dried (which happened amazingly fast), you could not tell there had ever been liquid on it!

And you know what is really awesome?  If you have a spill on your Fridge Coaster, you can wipe it clean!  The liquid absorbs, and the crumbs or sticky residue can be washed away.  Here’s what I found on fridgecoasters.com:

How do you wash Fridge Coasters?

A wet soapy sponge can be used to wipe down your Fridge Coasters for the occasional jelly or chocolate syrup spill. Fridge coasters are not dishwasher safe, but that’s a good thing! If they were rubber, silicone or plastic, they wouldn’t absorb any condiment drips. Fridge Coasters eliminate build-up that eventually leads to scrubbing. We don’t like scrubbing.

For more answers to Frequently Asked Questions, check out Fridge Coaster’s FAQs page here.

I wipe out my fridge pretty regularly and save the full-fledged cleaning for when it becomes really necessary.  When I emptied my fridge to put in the Fridge Coasters, I was actually pretty surprised at how much gunk had accumulated on the shelves.  So, I spent the next 45 minutes scrubbing my fridge shelves and bins.  Not fun.  While I was scrubbing, I kept thinking how wonderful it will be when I don’t have to do that anymore!  The Fridge Coasters will absorb spills so they don’t run into the edges and crevices of my fridge!

Here’s my fridge before:

Fridge Before Cleaning

Yuck!

Yep, There's the Nasty Gunk!

And here it is cleaned up, looking all stylish and pretty with its new Fridge Coasters:

Organized Fridge

The Fridge Coasters were so easy to fit into my fridge.  The standard sizes fit perfectly on my shelves.  Each coaster has several perforated lines where you can snap off (easily, I might add!) the excess so it fits just right in your fridge.

Fridge Coaster Perforations

Cleaned Out Fridge

Apparently the shelves in my fridge’s door are a little shallow, so I just trimmed them a little with my scissors, and they look fab!

Organizing the Fridge Door

I must tell you that after using the Fridge Coasters I fell in love.  There are 3 things that drive me crazy about my fridge that Fridge Coasters solved:

#1.  My kids love cereal.  I mean LOVE.  We go through about 9 gallons of milk in one week, so one of the reasons we bought this particular fridge was because of the fact that 4 gallons fit perfectly in the door.  However, there are always drips left in that bin.  It almost always looks dirty because of the number of times it’s used every day.  Door

After cleaning it, I put two Fridge Coaster shelf liners next to each other.  I LOVE it! Cleaned Refrigerator Door

#2. The main glass shelf in our fridge has gotten so many scratches.  Our fridge is only about five years old, but already, that shelf is covered in hairline scratches.  It wasn’t the easiest thing to get pictures of scratches on clear glass, but believe me, they are all over that shelf.See the Scratches

#3.  This shelf started “peeling” not long after we bought the fridge.  Grrr!  It has a thin layer of plastic covering the main plastic support.  I guess it’s from people dragging the water pitcher across it, but it looks awful.  Dirt can collect there, so I’m constantly having to keep up with that.  Plus, it’s front and center when you open the door.Peeling Shelf

I put 2 large coasters on that shelf, and not only do they cover (and help prevent) the scratches, they cover the peeling plastic!  Woo hoo!  Did I mention that I love these things? <3

Fridge Coasters on Shelf

No more scratches, and no more peeling!Organized Fridge Shelf Condiment Bins

Remember that picture at the top of the post where I showed you the “gunk” on the shelf?  That is one of my most used shelves where I keep leftover food.  How pretty is it now!?!Leftover Storage

One trick I started doing years ago to prevent meat juices from leaking all over my fridge is to keep the meat contained in a bin.  I can easily remove the bin to wash it and clean up meat juices which always seem to find a way of leaking, don’t they?  By the way, if you like those labels and the bin, you can see more about them and get the free printable labels in this post.How to Keep Meat Juices from Leaking in the Fridge

Clean Crisper Drawers

Another problem area in my fridge is actually in my freezer.  The bottom drawer and the pull out top drawer have pretty widely spaced wire baskets.  Not a great design in my opinion.  Food can easily become unbalanced and fall in every direction making it hard to stay neat and organized.Freezer Bins

Because of the different sizes the Fridge Coasters come in, I was able to easily snap the perforated areas to create a “custom” size.  They now fit perfectly in my freezer bins, and I don’t have to worry about food falling through, or falling over.Freezer Organization Freezer Basket Organizing the Freezer

I am so happy that I had the opportunity to review Fridge Coasters.  And I’m thrilled to tell you that YOU could win a set in the design and color of your choice!!  3 WINNERS will be chosen to win a complete Fridge Pack valued at $25!!

And there’s more great news!

Fridge Coasters are so reasonably priced, especially when you consider the time saved in scrubbing down your fridge.  They only need to be replaced once or twice per year, depending on the level of use.  In my opinion, it’s totally worth it!  And, from now until March 11, 2013, Organizing Homelife readers will receive a 10% off discount using the code: OrgHomelife5

Entries are super simple: log into the Rafflecopter below with your Facebook name, or just use your email address.

The Fine Print

  • Three winners will be chosen randomly using Rafflecopter.com to receive one Fridge Pack ($25 value) each.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
  • Entrants must be 18 years or older.
  • Giveaway begins Friday, March 1, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. eastern time Sunday, March 10, 2013.
  • Winner will be e-mailed and announced here on Monday, March 11, 2013.
  • Winners have 7 days to respond to e-mail.

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Comments

  1. Susan says

    These fridge coasters look great…am going to order some…thanks for the chance to win & the discount…you rock Ginny!!

  2. Penny says

    Just transitioning into civilian life retiring from military lofe with a brand new house and a brand new, fancy-schmancy frigerator. This shytem would be a great way to extend the life of those glass shelves as well as looking smart while doing so. Thanks for introducing us to this product!

  3. Elizabeth says

    LOVE getting your daily e-mails and following you – made a difference! After 27 years of marriage my husband asks what’s wrong – he can actually find things! He and I are both not the most organized, so just going to get a pair of the pliers was sometimes a chore. We’ve begun organizing areas and find we have several of one thing because neither of is could find it, and just bought a new one (not tools and such, but little things)

    Thanks!!!

  4. Stephanie P says

    I try to clean my fridge every month. I’ve wanted to try these fridge coasters for a while now because I think it would really reduce the gunkiness on the shelves and drawers. Thanks for showing your fridge and freezer organization. I love my fridge too :)

  5. says

    Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’d seen the fridge coasters a few times on Pinterest and thought they were rather neat, just never knew where they came from and how well they worked.

  6. lalitha says

    I love reading your posts.I have learned a lot about organizing my home from you. thank you . I would love to win these coasters. I so need them.

  7. Kristine says

    Would love to have the fridge coasters! My kids yuck up the fridge all the time and it would be great to clean it easier! Thanks for the opportunity.

  8. Marsha says

    These look like an amazing asset…especially to someone disabled like me who finds cleaning much more difficult than it was in the past. I am disgusted with dirt in scratches, the dirt in the bottom of the freezer, and where the glass shelves meet their plastic (or whatever they are made of :-) ) edges. I can’t wait to try them, hopefully by winning. If not, thank you for the discount!

  9. Becky says

    What a great idea! Just today I cleaned up a mess from a leaky gallon of milk. These would have saved me so much time!

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