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fridge organisation Fridge organisation made easy with Curver Smart Fresh containers.

I’ve just returned from a busy trip to Milan for Salone Del Mobile and Milan Design week. It was back to back meetings and lots of late night dinners with bubbly.

So, how should I unwind from my sleep deprived week, when back in London?

Of course I had to embark on the mammoth task of decluttering and cleaning my fridge.

Before you certify me crazy for this fridge organisation, I have to tell you that cleaning the fridge is actually strangely therapeutic.

Okay, some of you may be shaking your heads now in disbelief, but the task was actually made easier with my new Curver Smart Fresh food containers.

fridge organisation As you can see, I have given my fridge a good wipe down and threw out any out of date food.

It’s amazing how things accumulate in the back of the fridge when you are too busy to organise, don’t you think?

What I need, is to be able to open my fridge and just know what I have. What I love about the Curver Smart Fresh containers are that they are transparent , so I can do a quick visual sweep on opening and know exactly what I have, and what I can prepare. fridge oraganisation In fact, I’m a bit embarrassed to say this, but I have never seen my fridge look so organised before.

The Smart Fresh containers seal very well too, with their click shut latches, to keep everything fresh and crispy. I do have a fridge drawer for keeping fruit and vegetables fresh, but I really do prefer this container method.

There’s no more pushing a carrot to the side, past a soggy bag of Coriander, whilst in search for that half cut, but now wilted cucumber, deep inside the fridge drawer.

There is so much room in these Curver containers. Look at how many strawberries I’ve managed to pack in.

Cleaning is so much easier too. Just place the containers in the dishwasher and it’s all done. Meats and vegetables can be kept separately too. The tight click latches keep cross contamination at bay.

Who enjoys a midnight snack?

I’ve always seen on American TV, that sandwich making in the middle of the night is a routine ritual, for when one can’t sleep. Do you know what I mean?

I would often see them retrieve their sandwich making ingredients, all stored beautifully in air tight boxes.

I’m so happy I can do the same now. As you can tell, sad but true, it doesn’t take a lot to please me. Have you heard of the Home sort sisters on Instagram? They are amazing, and spend most of their time sorting and organising people’s home.

Anyway, I loved the way they label everything with beautiful writing. They were going to make me some labels but it was too difficult as they were so far away, so I enlisted the help of my fellow Brit and instagram friend, Adele from nutmeg studios to make me some.

To be honest, you don’t really need stickers for containers like these Curver Smart Fresh ones, as you can instantly see what is in them.

It was just, me being me, wanting to experiment on making my fridge even prettier.

They look great don’t they?

Oh and  before you say, where is the meat in my fridge, I have a lower shelf for that. It’s just not very pretty to photograph. Hope you’ve enjoyed the post. These Curver Smart Fresh containers are truly amazing. I’m so happy with my fridge now, that I want to show it to everyone.

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan,editor of Little Big Bell. This is a sponsored collaborative post with Curver on fridge organisation, but all opinions are my own).

How to organise kitchen storage.

Every December, just before Christmas, I would do a kitchen declutter and reorganisation. This year I have decided to do it earlier and make use of the Curver Dry Cube and Infinity storage containers that I have acquired. Decluttering a kitchen is hard work. You would have thought that with my annual clean out, that it would be easier. I think part of the problem lies with a lack of kitchen storage solution. Hopefully now with some organisation, I can clearly see what I have, without having to buy more of the same, hence clogging up space. Better organisation would also abolish those moments of panic, when I’m cooking, and need that particular utensil, hidden within a heap of objects in the drawers. The Curver Dry Cube containers are great for storing dry food such as cereals, lentils, rice or pasta. They also make fun containers for colourful sweets. What I love about the Dry Cube kitchen storage containers, are that they have crystal clear bodies that allow food to be identified immediately, whether on a shelf or in a drawer. kitchen storage It took a while to do this declutter and organising, but doesn’t my kitchen storage just feel so nice to look at now? kitchen storage I’ve placed spice bottles into small grey Curver Infinity trays. Now all I have to do is take the tray out to find what I need, rather than scramble around the back of cupboard with a stool. Here’s the cupboard with all the dry and tinned food. Now for a little peek at my colourful mug collection. The Curver Infinity range boxes come in all  shapes and sizes, with or without covers. The smaller containers would be wonderful for organising a cutlery drawer.  Although I already have a bespoke cutlery drawer, you can have similar at a fraction of price, just by using the Curver Infinity boxes. Here’s my second tier of drawers, with my new tableware from Portmeirion. I love storing my plates this way, as I can find things much easier. Remember I mentioned my panic stricken search for utensils? These large Curver Infinity kitchen storage boxes have come to the rescue. Here’s what they look like. I’ve organised all my utensils into the boxes. One box for wooden utensils and the other one for metal. I’ve also stored table napkins into small Curver infinity boxes. So there you go, I feel so much happier now with an ordered kitchen space. Let’s hope the husband, who incidentally is a great cook and main cook in the family, keeps it that way.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this kitchen storage post. You can also read about my Wardrobe organisation post if you fancy.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

( All styling and photography are by myself, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a sponsored partnership with Curver, but all views are my own.)

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