Today’s post is just something I was thinking about over the weekend…
I was thinking about our new appliances and how our fridge is going to have a “built-in look” which means we won’t be able to put magnets on it. Normally, that wouldn’t even phase me because I’ve always been the type of person who likes a perfectly clear fridge — no pictures, no recipes, no cards, not even any magnets.
I suppose it’s because of my love for clutter-free… or maybe it’s because my mom’s fridge is literally covered with pictures and cards from top to bottom 🙂
However, the past couple of months — basically since Nora has been crawling, we’ve noticed that she has a crazy infatuation with our refrigerator (seriously, she’s obsessed with it!)
So we put a bunch of magnets at the bottom of our fridge — ones that were big enough so she couldn’t choke on them but small enough that she could grab them with one hand. Now, we can pretty much let her sit by our fridge (which is right next to my desk in the office) and play with these magnets for quite a long time!
And after I got some of the magnets out, I noticed that I had a few pictures lying around… so I decided to display those on the top of the fridge.
Then, I posted my to-do list on the fridge, along with an extra pad of paper. Then I added a couple sticky notes, a coupon, a card… and before I knew it, the front of my fridge was covered!
It’s still pretty organized — just more cluttered than I’d normally let it be. And oddly enough, I’m OK with that. I like looking at the pictures and the cards. I like having a convenient place for my to-do list and a running list of groceries I need to buy… and I LOVE having a place where Nora will sit and occupy herself for more than 4 minutes!
So we’ll enjoy our “decorated” fridge for the next few weeks until our kitchen is finished and our new fridge arrives. Then we’ll go back to clean and clutter-free!
However, I might have to put a magnetic board somewhere in my office to occupy Nora again 🙂
So what’s ON your fridge?
Is is totally clear, just a few photos, or completely covered?