Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Quick Refrigerator Front Clutter Busting for Tidy Tuesday

Photo by me; Magnet by https://www.opendoorsusa.org/
Happy tidy Tuesday! My Great Clutter Purge of 2017 continues. Until this week I'd been operating on a spontaneous method but yesterday I started a clockwise organization of the kitchen surfaces. I feel like these surfaces are clutter magnets so my current plan is to go from room to room and deal with all the visible surfaces. Today I tidied the front of my refrigerator.
"Before" clutter busting photo of refrigerator
I liked everything on the freezer section but it was just too much. The stuff on the refrigerator section was just to remind me of things to do and could definitely go somewhere else.
Totally clear refrigerator front
So I removed everything and gave the front of the refrigerator a quick cleaning. Truly, I don't need anything on it at all. If I were a minimalist, I'd probably leave it like this.
"After" clutter busting photo of refrigerator
But I decided it was reasonable and not untidy to keep one row of things that inspire me.
Love corner: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2017
This is my favorite photo of my husband and I just before getting married, along with a little poem and a magnet of a cheerful sunflower. I call it my refrigerator's love corner.
Psalm 118:24 art by Linda Grayson; Photo by me
This is a Bible verse I like to recite every morning. I don't remember who gave it to me but I've had it for at least 10 years and it makes me smile. Thank you, mystery family member or friend!
The Sandman loves organizing: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2017
The whole time I worked on the refrigerator I had to be careful not to step on my most curious cat, the Sandman. Technically he's still a kitten but he weighs almost 14 pounds. He and his sister, Braveheart, will be one year old on March 27th. I'm not sure how we'll celebrate yet but would love to hear your suggestions.

Thank you for visiting! May God bless you!

Related posts:
Linen closet organization: http://lovejoyandpeas.blogspot.com/2015/07/from-disaster-to-delight-organized.html
Mystery corner clutter busting: http://lovejoyandpeas.blogspot.com/2016/01/mystery-corner-in-master-bedroom.html
8 minute microwave area clutter bust: http://lovejoyandpeas.blogspot.com/2013/03/8-minute-microwave-and-cut-flower.html

Note: Not a sponsored/paid post. All opinions are my own 


  1. Great job, Phyllis! One of the things I do not like about our current refrigerator....it is not magnetic, so I can't put anything on the front. I can however put things on the side, which I use for menus and important numbers. Did you say the sandman is 14 pounds? Wow! He is a big boy! He certainly still looks like a kitten in the photos =)

    1. Thank you Jeannine! Your refrigerator front looks tidy all the time then :)

      Yes, he's huge! But not fat at all. Just a big boy. He's sweet and loving though. Gentle giant :)