OK. So I have a cute and super simple DIY project that I’m going to show you, but you have to promise not to laugh… cause it involves looking inside my fridge.


Recently, I saw an idea to create fridge mats out of place mats you can buy at Target. I was so excited to get this project started that I made a special trip to Target on the rainiest day in the history of spring to get some place mats. The place mats are only $2 each and come in several patterns.


You simply have to trim the sides to make them fit your fridge. (I just cut mine with scissors to fit.) When you are done, your refrigerator becomes a happy place with colorful shelves. And the best part is that it makes it easier to keep clean. Instead of pulling out the shelves to wash down the inside of the fridge, you just have to take out the mats and wipe them clean.


So there you have it. Fridge mats! Oh, and next time you’re over, make sure you look in my fridge!


DIY fridge coasters

6 responses to “Creating a clean and organized refrigerator with DIY fridge coasters”

  1. Kelly Avatar

    Think I need a target run ASAP! What a great idea!!!! I hate opening my fridge to see the messy shelves. This is genius!

    1. everydayMOM Avatar

      Seriously? I wondered if I was the only one who would love this idea! They only had a few types of place mats to choose from, but I’m kind of looking forward to switching out my patterns as they change with the season. πŸ™‚

  2. Beth Avatar

    I have the same list and use it just as effectively as you do πŸ˜‰

    1. everydayMOM Avatar

      Beth, that’s awesome! The list is things that I would only buy if I didn’t care how much anything cost. But since I DO care, I don’t want my husband to buy any of those things either. HA!

  3. Susan Avatar

    Emily, what a way to brighten the inside of the fridge! I think it would even make meal prep more fun. I’m so tempted to try this because of the ease of cleaning. My shelves need a wipe down! Did you do the insides of the drawers, too?

    1. everydayMOM Avatar

      Susan, I haven’t done the drawers yet, but I want to! I am loving how much easier it is to wipe up spills in the fridge!

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