In an effort to live more simply ( with less stuff), I’d like to share my favourite organizing solutions over the next 10 posts. My first tip was to purge from and organize your inbox(es) to lighten your digital load. The second was to undeck your halls and reclaim a clean, serene space for the new year. Number three was to tidy up the entryway and number four was to clean up your paper trail. Somewhat less glamorous, the fifth organizing project, which I undertook this past weekend, was to clean out the fridge. Some point between trashing the holiday leftovers (I did that weeks ago, don't worry) and filling the refrigerator with fresh veggies, take the time to wipe down all the shelves and scrub the drawers; check for overdue expiry dates and condiments you just don't use anymore; Make a restock list of what you need (who knows, maybe this will be the year you create weekly meal plans!), then head to the grocery store. And when your fridge is clean and all of your ingredients are accessible and easy to see, maybe you'll be more inclined to try out that green smoothie. Photography, Donna Griffith.