New Year’s Organizing Revolution Week 2 ~ Kitchen

I hope you all had a fantastic time last week organizing your offices!  I wish there were prizes for each of you that worked so hard on getting your office spaces in order.  I’m so proud of you!

Congratulations to the 3 winners of the New Year’s Organizing Revolution Office Challenge!

1st Place WINNER:

Mom, Paper, Scissors blog


2nd Place WINNER:

The Davis Family


3rd Place WINNER:


Feel free to check out all the organized offices from last week here.

If you weren’t one of the “winners” last week, keep on trying!  You really DID win in that you now have a wonderfully organized space in your home!!  Be proud of yourself, and try again this week.

Welcome to the second week of our New Year’s Organizing Revolution! This week we are focusing on getting our kitchens organized. If you are up for it, you can take on the entire room, or if you want to start small, just work on a drawer or two.  Either way, have fun getting your kitchen in order!

One of the hardest spots to keep organized in a kitchen is the refrigerator.  In my home since my children are home for most meals (we homeschool), the fridge has big hands and little hands fishing through it all day, almost every day.  To top it off, we have family visit from out of town several times every year.

With that many hands taking things out and putting things away, it can get pretty hectic in there, and fast!

About a year ago, I ran into Target to pick up a few things and found the greatest plastic basket weave bins.  My first thought was that they would be great in my linen closet, so I bought a few.

Isn’t it cute?  The Target near me (and I think most) have discontinued this line in their stores.  However, the last time I checked, they are still available online.

After I got home, an idea struck me and I knew these baskets weren’t going in the linen closet!  They were going to solve our fridge organization problem.

I made up some labels (you can see them here and link to the free printable :) ).  I also ordered some Fridge Binz from Amazon and got my fridge in order.

It has worked so well and makes it so simple for my family and guests to put things away in order.  It’s wonderful to have my leftovers in one (or two) places, and not lost all over the fridge!  It’s simple to find the condiments we need without searching through bottle after bottle.

Another idea I had to keep things orderly in my fridge was to label my leftover containers.  I didn’t want to have to wash sticky label residue off of lids, but I needed a better way to keep track of when the food was prepared.  As I mentioned earlier, I have LOTS of company.  It can be nearly impossible to remember when foods were made, especially with so many people coming and going.  One day I realized that dry erase crayons might be a good solution.

Were they ever!!  They don’t smudge at all, but wipe off easily with a damp paper towel or sponge.  Viola!  I love simple solutions!

And now it’s time for you to get started on your kitchens!  I can’t wait to see all your organized spaces.

If you are new to this Organizing Challenge, check out the Tips on Getting Started post here. You can also check out all the details including all of the prize sponsors here.


1. Organize your office space (check the weekly schedule here for next week’s space)

2. Take a picture of your organized space. For beginner tips on taking great pictures, check out Ask Anna’s post here.

3. Upload your photo to the internet. If you don’t have a blog, learn how to easily upload a picture to Pinterest in Becky’s post here. Becky also explains how to link your picture to a link party.

4. Visit Organizing Homelife here and add your link to the party. Feel free to link up your pictures anytime from Monday thru Friday at 5:59 a.m. PST.

5. From Friday thru Sunday, stop back to vote for your favorite organized space.

6. Use ONLY pictures that are from your home/space. Do NOT use pictures that are from other sources – those spaces will be removed from the link party. You may link up until Friday at 5:59 a.m. PST and start voting on at 6:00 a.m. Friday thru Sunday at noon PST. If your blog is set for private use only, you MUST change your setting or you will be removed.

**Note: If you are an iPhone or iPad only user, check out the information at the end of the post to learn how you can link up your pictures.

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And now for the PRIZES!!!:

1st Place will win:

1 Year FREE subscription to 5 Dinners in 1 Hour, plus a clean eating slower cooker Ebook.
5 dinners in 1 hour is am make ahead meal plan system for effortless weeknight dinners.  This is menu planning made easy.  Spend 1 hour in the kitchen and have 5 dinners assembled for the week.  Just bake, broil, slow cook or grill to have dinner on the table faster than going to the drive thru lane.  Choose from Classic, Clean Eating and Gluten free plans.  Each menu comes with recipes (including side dish suggestions), grocery list, assembly directions and cooking instructions all in an easy to follow format.


2nd Place will win:

$100 worth of Fridge Coaster products.
Don’t you hate scrubbing your refrigerator bins and surfaces?  So do we! And now you don’t have to.  We’re the husband and wife duo behind Fridge Coaster.  Fridge Coasters are super absorbent “liners” that come in different sizes to fit all high traffic areas of your refrigerator. Place under produce in the crispers to keep your veggies fresh longer, or under milk and salad dressing in the doors to absorb drips that would normally dry to the bottom of your bin, ewww. Fridge Coasters provide time saving function and fashion to the inside of your refrigerator.  In addition, we’re really proud to say that our sustainable product is made 100% in the USA of 30% (or more) post consumer product.  We then use a UV-dried printing process which means the ink never bleeds beyond its original printed shape even when fully submerged in water!  How awesome is that?  Long story short, Fridge Coasters will save you a ton of time and put a smile on your face every time you open the fridge.
Visit to see their amazing products!


3rd Place will win:


$100 Gift Certificate to Clean Mama Printables.

Who says homekeeping and organizing can’t be adorable, fun AND easily implemented into your life?  Home of the ORIGINAL printable homekeeping kit concept, including The Cleaning Kit, The Budget + Bill Pay Kit, The Resolution Kit, The Starter Kit and more!Clean Mama Printables is THE BEST place to get homekeeping printables that REALLY work for you AND make your life easier! Clean Mama Printables specializes in original organizational documents designed to take the WORK out of organizing your life



Spread the word! Tell your family, friends, neighbors, mailman, whoever, to come vote! If you have a blog, post the button below on your sidebar. Fabulous prizes will be awarded each week to the 3 highest voted on links! Winners will be announced in next Monday’s post.

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One more BIG thing!! Anyone who enters each week and wins the top THREE spots will qualify to be entered into a HUGE Grand prize. So, get organizing and enter your pictures because you might just win an AMAZING prize!

If you’re an Ipad or Iphone only user, you can also participate. Here is how you do it:

  • Go to the Pinterest App.
  • Upload your picture to Pinterest (For help, check out Becky’s post).
  • To get an URL for your pin, “share via email” on Pinterest. In the email will be the URL code.
  • Hold your finger down and click on “select”.
  • Grab the dot and highlight the entire URL {should start with http} and then click “copy”.
  • Visit Organizing Homelife here and paste your URL into the link party.

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Read fine print of this challenge here.

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  1. Hayden Davis says

    Hi Jenny-
    I wanted to ask if the winners will receive their prizes each week? Should we be checking our email? Thank you!

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