Re-purpose to Save Money and The Landfill
Re-purpose To Save Money and The Landfill
I save everything, thinking I will some day have a use for it. When we purchased our new refrigerator, I took all the drawers and door compartments out before they hauled it away for recycling. At the time I didn’t have use for them, but I stored them in the garage knowing I could use them some where.
As I was re-organizing the kitchen pantry, the bins came in very handy. Since the shelves are coated wire, small items always fall through them plus the shelves are deep and the small items that get pushed to the back of the pantry are never seen again. Not knowing what I have hidden away, I would buy more since I couldn’t see what I had. So, my next project was to tackle the pantry and make it user friendly.
I took one large crisper drawer and put all the jello, puddings and fruit cups in it. These are the things that would “get lost” in the back of the shelves. It’s easy to pull the drawer out to get what’s needed. The other crisper drawer I used to store bags of sugar and flour and get all that off a shelf. That too is easy to pull out to remove the bags when needed.
One of the bins was a funny shape and didn’t have a front but I still managed to utilize that as well. I store the pouches of dinner meals, biscuits and that type of products in it and no problem of them falling through the cracks. It actually works good without the front, I can just reach up and pull out what I want.
The two small door bins that were also but to good use. One was for the sugar, cocoa and other baking products I store in storage bags. I stack them in the bag and again, neatly organized. The other door bin is perfect for small candy bars and gum.
I also had a plastic storage container hanging around and that worked perfect for crackers. I found that by organizing the different products this way, it was much easier to see what I have plus nothing can get pushed to the back.
My pantry is all neat and orderly and now I don’t have to spend money on products that I already have in there but couldn’t see. So if you plan to get rid of your refrigerator, save the drawers! You never know how handy they will be.Click here if you liked this post!