I was doing a little internet surfing a few weeks back and came across this great product from Mead.
It is a Fridge Filer. It has three plastic pockets with tabs and a large magnetic strip at the back so it can be hung on the fridge. As many homes use their fridge door as the family filing cabinet, I could see that this was a great piece of stationery to organise all those documents and a must have for my house.
In the Cooked Household I would normally pin my ‘To Do Lists’ and my ‘Meal Planner’ to the fridge. As they are both printed on A4 sheets of paper, they can take up a fair chunk of space. I wanted the Mead Fridge Filer but as my luck would have it, they don’t sell these in Australia. Not content to give up on a great idea, I set about making one for myself.
As a teacher and stationery lover, I have a huge stockpile of all sorts of folders and plastic sleeves. After a rat around, I found this clamp file.
With a little hot glue, I attached some magnets to the back.
Now I had my fridge file solution, but as per usual, I decided to extend the project.
Hating the idea of throwing out my paper to-do lists and meal planner each day/week, I decided to go a little more environmentally friendly. I created some proformas for these documents in Word, then printed and laminated them for the fridge file. This way they only need a quick wipe over to be used again, or in the case of my daily to do list, I can remove the items I have completed, leaving the remaining ones for my next day’s list.
So here is my fridge file in place. I have attached a suction cup toothbrush holder to the fridge to hold my pens, including some whiteboard ones for my laminated lists.
Maybe when I get some more time down the track I will make this fridge file a little more pretty. For the moment I am just happy to find a solution to my messy fridge filing system.