I love our fridge. Its hugemungous, it beeps at you when you leave the door open, has a water spout and ice maker. Has an awesome drawer at the bottom for pizzas, or veggie trays, (usually pizza though) Its got french doors and a drawer freezer. I used to hug it before going to bed.
We were in love at Best Buy, and yes, I had to take a picture of my favorite delivery truck:
I love how the outside looked once I decluttered it here. (and it still looks as perfect 2 months later)
The great thing about a huge fridge, is it holds a lot. The less than great thing about it holding a lot, when we dont over shop, is that im not forced to keep it organized or even cleared out of ick that often. My tiny apartment fridge was constantly needing cleared out, and organized. This one has so much space that I havent actually cleaned it since we moved in over 5 months ago. (except some creative tetris when i had to fit the wedding cupcakes in it)See what i mean: Not even full:
dont judge me for the #10 can of nacho cheese, we just threw a football party. Problem with the left door, cant see what is in the top shelf, I will be using that to my advantage....The drawers are kinda organized, all the fruit and veggies in the left one, sandwich stuff in the right, the bottom, my pizza/veggie tray drawer is pretty cleared out, but thats only 1 of the egg cartons...
It really didnt need much organization, since its big enough, and not over stuffed, I can find what im looking for pretty easily. But when I saw raspberry pie filling left over from wedding cupcakes 3 months ago, 2 bottles of ketchup, chicken stock from Thanksgiving and 2 questionably old containers of salsa, I decided it needed cleaned out more than my "pantry" needed done.
(i had forgotten a couple items on the other counter at this point, the tortillas went where the margarine was, so they wouldnt be stacked on top of, the margarine moved to the left, I still need to move the nacho cheese into a smaller container and move it to the party fridge)
The doors are better utilized with the condiments in the shoebox: The top left shelf that likes to hide items (i did attempt to adjust them but for milk to fit in the door, moving them didnt make a difference) now holds dessert stuff, out of site, out of mind. The middle shelf has fruit and yogurt cups. Not long ago I tossed out a few expired cups of yogurt, when they were in the drawer I wasnt seeing them and thinking of eating them.
In the right door, has the cheese holder, full of cheese (except slices, which are in the sandwich stuff drawer) the misc drinks, and tall condiments/salad dressings (we plan to eat more salads) on the bottom.
I didnt take a picture of the bottom drawer, it holds both cartons of eggs, and the egg whites, and the case of cream cheese. The veggie tray was emptied into tupperware and moved to the veggie drawer.
It looks so empty now. We do need to go grocery shopping though.
ETA: so we went grocery shopping tonight (1/15/11) and it was so nice to come home to a cleared and organized fridge! I shifted just a couple things to make more room for the fresh fruit and veggies, but I am so happy. It was easy to restock from the back, so older items got used first, everything sorted, I didnt have to question where to put the applesauce jar (got a jar rather than cups, dont need the convience of cups for the rediculous price hike), the new jar of pickles, or anything else. So lovely.
The freezer on the other hand.... well lets just say Im glad Ive spent way too much time playing Tetris throughout my life.... Tomorrow is football/laundry day so I bet I can get the freezers straighted out...