The No Spend Challenge – Day 3: Organize the Freezer & Refrigerator

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Jonathan graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Ouachita Baptist University. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. While he works for a contractor buying specialized tools, his passion is personal finance, frugal living, blogging, and stewardship.

This is the Third day of The No Spend Challenge. To read all posts in order start with Day One. Read a summary of the challenge and view all 31 days in a list format here.  

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Welcome to The No Spend Challenge Day 3! Our assignment today is to organize the Freezer & Refrigerator.

We are going to be doing a lot of learning, fun stuff, organizing, and cleaning this month. Just remember to keep moving forward! People may discourage you or think you’re weird but remember this is your challenge not theirs.

Today’s assignment:
1. Organizing the Freezer
2. Organize the Refrigerator

So start with your freezer. Here is what to do:

A. Clear your kitchen table, counters, and island (if applicable) before beginning so you have plenty of room to work with.

B. Take out all the food from your freezer shelves.  As you remove the food put similar items together. As you go, toss any items that have freezer burn or are no longer edible. (Note: For your pantry and fridge – Ensure all OPEN items are in a separate section.)

C. Clean the cleared shelves.

D. Use this food inventory worksheet to write down everything you have in your freezer. Write down each item and sort them by category type listing the quantity for each item. Once inventoried, organize and put your items back into your freezer based on similar food categories. (Note: For your pantry and fridge – Make it a practice NOT to open a new package until the old one is completely finished!)

EagleSoaringHigher – Food Inventory

Now rinse and repeat. Do this organizational exercise for your refrigerator!

Once you’re done here’s some food for thought…

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So when was the last time you cleaned out your freezer or refrigerator?  Were you surprised by how much food you had? How much food did you end up throwing out?

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Jonathan graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Ouachita Baptist University. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. While he works for a contractor buying specialized tools, his passion is personal finance, frugal living, blogging, and stewardship.

11 Comments

  1. Organizing a fridge can usually be so hectic if you don’t plan well. And I just love this no speed challenge idea & may be I will have my kids to help me so they can get involved as well.

  2. I actually did this in December. So today was a day off for me. I made a spreadsheet of everything I have in each freezer and what shelf to find each item on. Now I have no excuse for not knowing what I have and opting out on cooking.

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