As our family grows I feel like my home becomes less and less organized. I would not consider myself a neat freak by any means, but I do like for things to be organized and easy to find. Moving into our home, we were thrilled with all of the closets and places to keep things. The only downside was our small kitchen. There are plenty of cabinets, but overall…I often feel like it still feels very cluttered. The fridge is probably our biggest challenge. With growing kids we find that we are needing more and more food, but how do we fit it all in the refrigerator? As hard as I’ve tried, it seems there is never enough room…especially with items like cakes, pies and casseroles that can’t always be stacked and take up a lot of space. Always on the lookout for ways to stay better organized, we were introduced to a product…the solution I’ve been looking for!
The Fridge Mate is a kitchen storage product which helps solve a problem everyone has at some point…no room in the fridge! It isn’t about Mega Storage, but about making the most of the space you already have. It’s there to have an extra spot or two for something when you need it. Just learning that there was a product out there to help me keep my fridge more organized and make room for everything was very intriguing. And, when I saw this picture..I knew I had to try it out!
When the Fridge Mate arrived, I was impressed with the quality right away. It’s smaller, but well-made and has held up great to our using it so far. I found it to be very easy to assemble which is something I appreciate. In no time I had it ready for my fridge. I rearranged some things and found that the size fit perfectly on one of my lower shelves…a shelf that two of my kids can reach too.
Since receiving it, I have been using it for several different things and appreciate how easy it is to arrange the shelves in ways that suit my ever-changing needs. We were still celebrating several family Christmas get-togethers when I began using it, and it came in handy for those baked goods and meals that needed a safe place in the fridge where something else won’t get stacked on top of them.
We also often cool our kids’ meals in the fridge if they’re too hot and I love having somewhere to set their plates and bowls (rather than stacking them and having them balance on other things). It has really seemed to save space in the fridge and is something I wish I had had with all of my refrigerators in the past as well! It’s a simple and great solution to making space in the fridge and getting things more organized.
I have definitely found that it’s useful with having kids especially. I usually stack the things I need to get to on the top shelves and have the items they are often reaching for (fruit, cheeses, snacks, etc) on the bottom where it is easy to reach. We love it and would definitely recommend it to others!
Afterall, there are large platforms making it easy to store around…
..and to simply make better use of the space….all while using just 13″ square of shelf space!
The Fridge Mate is going to make its “debut” at the International Housewares Association (IHA) show in Chicago in March! It will be released through Viatek Products, found here Viatekproducts.com. Fore more information about this product in the meantime, you can contact Glenn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’d love to hear your thoughts! Is this something you could use in your fridge?!