This week's hot spot was the one I feared the most: the fridge and pantry. So I did a pretty good job of putting it off, but then yesterday I sprang into action. I only got the fridge done. The pantry is really a two person job, so we will be tackling that this weekend.
It really wasn't that bad, I got the bulk of it done during Kieran's nap, and finished it up in the evening when he was in the tub. The main problem was the disorganisation with things being stuffed in any which way. There were only a few science experiments. I dumped those plus some other random items like a jar with one spoonful of jam we will never use. Then I reorganised the storage, adding plastic containers for the many cheeses, designating shelves for certain items, and voila!
I'm pretty confident that with our new meal planning routine we'll be able to keep it this way too. I am so tickled by the change that I keep opening the fridge to stare at it in delight!