Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Making good use of your refrigerator
First, clear off papers, magnets, pictures, etc. Give it a good scrubbing. I found lots of dirt on mine!
Next, make some pockets to keep your papers in. I used 8x11 scrapbook paper. 12x12 would work even better because you don't have to cut your papers down to fit inside.
Here, Grace is showing how to fold the paper. Don't fold it all the way to the top, leave about 1/2 inch space. This will make it easier to slip the papers into. Glue the edges. I use something like silly putty that I found in the office section of Walmart to stick things to the fridge. It doesn't leave any marks at all and doesn't fall down.
Now all that is left is filling up the pockets.
Grace, Emily and Benjamin have their daily "get ready for the day" checklists, along with their chore charts. On the front of the pocket they have a sticker chart for "Going right to sleep at night and not getting up 10 times in a row!"
I glued my daily cleaning schedule to the front of mine. I also have a weightloss chart. I am starting out with a goal of 20 lbs. Everytime I lose a lb. I check off the box. I'm already down 2 lbs this week. :0)
I left lots of room at the bottom for various fun magnets that the kids play with and artwork that they draw for me.
I hope I have given you some ideas of how to use the front of your fridge!