How To Reuse A Cardboard Drink Holder To Organize Your Fridge

We've all seen perfectly organized refrigerators on social media and wanted the same in our own homes. Such organization often requires clear plastic containers, wire baskets, and glass jars, which can be quite pricey. But we've got good news: There are plenty of items you can reuse as fridge organizers to get the look you want without spending a single penny. 

One of these items is the cardboard drink holder that coffee shops and fast food restaurants give you when you order over two beverages. There are a couple ways you can reuse this item in the fridge. For instance, you can use it to store unstable or skinny items as well as extra condiments, placing the cupholder on top of a box of leftovers or a bin of snacks to save space. You can also use it to contain pieces of produce — like onions, garlic cloves, avocados, tomatoes, oranges, and apples — so that they don't roll around in your drawers. 

Reusing a drink carrier with a handle

There are also some drink carriers that have handles, which are also provided by coffee shops and fast food restaurants. These have taller sides, making them ideal for storing your condiments and keeping them in the door of your refrigerator. This is especially helpful for containing condiments or items that you normally use outside. For instance, you can keep your ketchup, mustard, and relish in this container to make them easy to transport for backyard barbecues.

If you don't want your kids to rummage through every drawer of the fridge for snacks, you can use these to corral their items as well. To do this, place fruits, yogurts, cheese sticks, and whatever else your kids may want to eat inside the container and bring it to the table during snack time. You can also make this drink carrier more fun by decorating the exterior.

Other items you can reuse for fridge organization

Along with a cardboard drink holder, there are a number of other items you can reuse to organize your fridge. For instance, every time you get a plastic or glass container with a lid — perhaps from takeout restaurants or food at the grocery store — wash it out and keep it. These can be used to store fruits and vegetables to keep them fresh for longer.

Besides storing your eggs, another way to reuse a cardboard egg carton is by placing all your condiments that have small lids upside down inside each egg slot. This will allow you to get every last drop out of these containers while also keeping them well organized. Cardboard soda can boxes can also be reused, as can wicker, wire, or plastic bins. There are plenty of options out there, so keep an eye out for anything that can help minimize your clutter!