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Steal This Look: The Organized Refrigerator, Plastic-Free Edition

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Steal This Look: The Organized Refrigerator, Plastic-Free Edition

March 17, 2020

If you’re like us and practicing social distancing right now, you’re probably looking for a small project to tackle while you’re home-bound. Here’s an idea: transform your refrigerator shelves into a plastic-free, well-organized, and eye-catching storage zone.

For inspiration, we’re sharing an image of the immaculate interior of a refrigerator we photographed for our last book, Remodelista: The Organized Home. It’s aspirational, for sure (none of our fridges look quite this neat and pretty), but we figure we could all use a little more beauty in the everyday right now.

Photography by Matthew Williams, styling by Alexa Hotz, for Remodelista: The Organized Home.

Steal This Look The Organized Refrigerator PlasticFree Edition This image appears in our book, Remodelista: The Organized Home, in the chapter on kitchens.
Above: This image appears in our book, Remodelista: The Organized Home, in the chapter on kitchens.

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Steal This Look The Organized Refrigerator PlasticFree Edition You can source Weck Storage Jars practically anywhere these days. Schoolhouse carries a large selection of sizes; \$6 to \$\10.
Above: You can source Weck Storage Jars practically anywhere these days. Schoolhouse carries a large selection of sizes; $6 to $10.
Steal This Look The Organized Refrigerator PlasticFree Edition The Japanese made Kaico Canister Set features scratch resistant enameled steel and vacuum seals; \$\135 for the set at Nalata Nalata.
Above: The Japanese-made Kaico Canister Set features scratch-resistant enameled steel and vacuum seals; $135 for the set at Nalata Nalata.

Steal This Look The Organized Refrigerator PlasticFree Edition Search for &#8\2\20;Vintage Glass Refrigerator Jars&#8\2\2\1; on Etsy and eBay, and you&#8\2\17;ll find a trove of good looking options.
Above: Search for “Vintage Glass Refrigerator Jars” on Etsy and eBay, and you’ll find a trove of good-looking options.

Steal This Look The Organized Refrigerator PlasticFree Edition The small Stainless Steel All Clad Colander is great for storing berries in the refrigerator; \1.5 quart is \$49.95 at Williams Sonoma.
Above: The small Stainless Steel All-Clad Colander is great for storing berries in the refrigerator; 1.5 quart is $49.95 at Williams Sonoma.
Steal This Look The Organized Refrigerator PlasticFree Edition Use Mesh Reusable Produce Bags instead of disposable plastic versions; from \$3.75 at Simple Ecology.
Above: Use Mesh Reusable Produce Bags instead of disposable plastic versions; from $3.75 at Simple Ecology.
Steal This Look The Organized Refrigerator PlasticFree Edition Bee&#8\2\17;s Wrap is, well, the bee&#8\2\17;s knees. A superb alternative to plastic wrap; \$\18 for an assorted three pack (in each size) at Amazon.
Above: Bee’s Wrap is, well, the bee’s knees. A superb alternative to plastic wrap; $18 for an assorted three-pack (in each size) at Amazon.
Steal This Look The Organized Refrigerator PlasticFree Edition Another replacement for plastic wrap—Cloth Dish Covers. We like the ones from Ambatalia best; they&#8\2\17;re reversible, have two layers to contain odors, and come in the prettiest fabrics; \$65 for a set of five sizes.
Above: Another replacement for plastic wrap—Cloth Dish Covers. We like the ones from Ambatalia best; they’re reversible, have two layers to contain odors, and come in the prettiest fabrics; $65 for a set of five sizes.
Steal This Look The Organized Refrigerator PlasticFree Edition Why use boring masking tape to label your food containers when you can use Solid Color Washi Tape in a fun color? \$\1.34 at Papermart.
Above: Why use boring masking tape to label your food containers when you can use Solid Color Washi Tape in a fun color? $1.34 at Papermart.
Steal This Look The Organized Refrigerator PlasticFree Edition It&#8\2\17;s the little things that count—like good looking clips to ensure a tight seal. Pictured are versions from (from left) Labour & Wait, Museum of Useful Things, and Present & Correct. In the featured image at top, an Aluminium Peg from Labour & Wait keeps the paper bag sealed tight; £9.50 for a bag of \24.
Above: It’s the little things that count—like good-looking clips to ensure a tight seal. Pictured are versions from (from left) Labour & Wait, Museum of Useful Things, and Present & Correct. In the featured image at top, an Aluminium Peg from Labour & Wait keeps the paper bag sealed tight; £9.50 for a bag of 24.
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$10.00 USD from Museum of Useful Things

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