https://cheryloreglia.blog/2022/06/22/thats-my-life/

A few months back, blogger Cheryl wrote a post about what your personality based on fridge contents and such. This highly amusing, and spot on analysis of my personality, btw, made me wonder what can you tell about a person by the contents of their fridge. So today I present to you my fridge.

What does my fridge say about me?

As you notice, I keep nothing on the outside of my fridge except fingerprints. I have long given up keeping it smudge free. I just don’t care enough. If my kitchen were bigger or I spent more time there my answer might be different.

I traditionally clean out my fridge monthly. I totally admit that I had just cleaned out the freezer the other day. My daughter somehow manages to make this area a disaster, so it really needed a cleanse.

My fridge, on the other hand, was on next weeks to do list. But as I was taking a picture, I cleaned the fridge out after I realized what today’s post would be. Of course that would be 7am on Saturday morning. My husband was not thrilled…

I decided to relocate the lazy susan of condiments from the bottom shelf to the middle shelf. I’m not sure where this really belongs- I feel like it’s lost being on the bottom, but don’t know if having leftovers in the middle, alongside my EAT ME FIRST bin, is the right move. Thought? How do you store leftovers and condiments?

So when you look at my fridge…what does it say about me?

What does your fridge look like and what does it say about you?

64 thoughts on “The Fridge

  1. Your fridge says you are organized! Mine stays that way for a week or so after I clean it. Two weeks later there is no rhyme or reason to how I arrange it. I just can’t seem to keep it organized no matter how hard I tried. Usually I blame it on being a creative cook. That’s part of it, but mostly because I don’t mind that items are thrown in helter skelter. Oh well.. hats off to you for being a healthy eater and an organized one at that!

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  2. Mine is pretty organized, but so is everything in my life! I realized over my adult life that I retained a lot of influence from my childhood fridge- such as the condiments always go on the door and dairy is always directly under the freezer. Mostly it’s simple function and putting most used items where I can find them easily. Funny story- my youngest has some signs of OCD. One of her major issues includes labels. Rather it’s the fridge/spices/pantry goods…all must be positioned with the labels facing out. I remember watching her return to her fridge on occasion and adjust things I had placed incorrectly 😉

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    1. I’ve figured out what has to be wear mainly by sizes…I try to keep like things grouped, but size constraints matter. The brita is my frenemy…it never fits how I want it to

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      1. Ahh yes, the Brita can be a pain. Mine sits on the top shelf and often gets slammed into the bottom of the freezer door as I attempt to get it back in. My original apartment fridge died a few years ago. I negotiated for a larger one and appreciate that the landlords listened…and that I had the space.

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  3. Cheryl’s post is great!

    The condiment lazy susan is a great idea—condiments, especially in smaller bottles are easy to lose in the refrigerator.

    I try to keep the fridge organized–but once in a while an almost empty jelly jar or expired yogurt escapes my notice. There a bunch of energy drinks clogging up the fridge that my son left behind when he went to college.

    On my refrigerator there are a bunch of travel magnets—this was my husband’s thing more than mine. But a handful are precious to me. Husband also had a collection of dog butt magnets(you can google) that kept getting knocked off the fridge—I threw those away.

    I have some photos also on the fridge—I have been slowly trying to pare down the magnets and the photos.

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    1. We all miss stuff…I threw out a few things that were clearly past due…my family has a bad habit of leaving the small containers that contain sauces etc that come with take out…I have weird caffeinated beverages that my daughter left, which I’m considering bringing to her when I visit her in October…

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  4. If you’d asked me “What does LA’s fridge look like?” I would have come up with this. Shiny, clean and organised. Mine is shabby, makes odd noises and stuff is stacked where there is a gap. Position in fridge? If it bleeds, put it on the bottom shelf. Condiments, as far as I’m concerned, should have enough preservatives in them to survive outside the fridge.

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    1. I wonder which condiments should actually be refrigerated. I buy some stuff from the farmers market where they don’t use too many preservatives, but I do wonder. A lot depends on where I have space at the time

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      1. It can be tricky, I generally leave everything out and rarely experience any problems. If I get any mould I tend to spoon it off and carry on, which, which drives Julia mad. So far my cavalier attitude to health has not proved to be fatal. 🙂

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  5. My fridge is cluttered and filled to the brim! It is always being rotated but each shelf is full. The outside has reminders and magnets including a yoga sheet and one magnet that when pressed plays a bagpipe tune! Do I need therapy?

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  6. To me, your fridge says you are living life. Thriving. Eating. Drinking. Going to restaurants (did I see take-out containers?). My fridge is always full of fruits and veggies. Kefir and Kombucha. The state of tidiness depends upon who has been in it most recently. My partner–it’s neat and organized. Me–not so much.

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    1. My fruit and veggies are tucked in the drawers…I think I have figs and cherries, tomatoes and green onions. And half a lemon…😉

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  7. I am a little anal when it comes to organization in my kitchen and the refrigerator can be my biggest challenge. Your “before” photo definitely made me feel anxious after seeing the tipped water bottle and the plastic bag hanging out of the storage bin. The “after” photo is more organized and pleasing to the eye. Fun post!

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  8. What a lighthearted and fun idea to write about your fridge. Mine has exact number of meats, seafood, etc. on a board on the outside. The inside has lots of yogurt, milk, cheese, home made ice tea, and is not crowded, very organized. Military (retired-husband) and on diet, constantly, me and anal about not letting left overs go to waste.

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  9. I was wondering why my old post was lighting up! LA you are amazing. Thank you for linking my work! And by the way, your fridge is immaculate, mine is horrifying! I’m overflowing with expired sauces, cheeses, and beverages. It means I’m not aging well or we need to make reservations for the foreseeable future! Hugs, C

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  10. Your fridge looks nice and neat, as I would have expected since you are an organized person. But are you old enough to buy that whipped cream??! (If you don’t know what I am talking about check the news.)

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  11. After looking at Cheryl’s categories, I had to wonder why my fridge is covered in magnets. Otherwise w fit the naked profile. We collect magnets from our travels and (mostly) do not use them to attach other items. I tend to keep things in the same place forever. I can’t recall reorganizing at all.

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    1. I’m always reorganizing because my needs change a lot. When my daughter leaves for school, I put the junk food on the top shelf (or ship it to her) and I switch the larger pots with the smaller ones. When I began making pasta I started buying different flours, so things had to be changed. I have very limited cabinet space

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  12. Your fridge makes me think of a very neat, orderly person. 🙂
    I don’t know what mine would reveal about me. It’s currently stuffed. My husband is the refrigerator guy. I cook the food and he keeps the fridge in order. 😌

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  13. So funny, about three weeks age I took a pic of the inside of my fridge so I can write about it. I read Cheryl’s post as well and loved it.
    I must say, I knew you would have a clean and organized refrigerator.

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    1. Or, that la lives in a city, has no car, and shops multiple times a week, only purchasing what she needs for no more than two day. For example, today I picked up skirt steak, red onion, radishes and asparagus for tonight’s dinner, and blackberries to have with my yogurt tomorrow. Tomorrow I’ll go to the farmers market and pick up veggies for Wednesday and thursday…

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  14. So clean and organized! Love the lazy Susan idea! Our fridge will be more clean once there isn’t 4 people living here anymore. At least that is what I tell myself. LOL!
    I have pics of family on the outside of the fridge and magnets from different places that we have been.

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  15. Mine usually has a variety of fresh veggies in it along with leftovers from overcooking or dinners out. I do have a lazy susan for condiments. there are some magnets on the front. The side (which is actual metal) holds lots of magnets and grandchild “art”! 😆

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