Not too long ago, when you closed the front door, you shut out the world. Home was a place where you could escape demands, kick back and truly be yourself. And according to the annual IKEA Life at Home Report, this is still what people want from their homes. But we are social too, and these days we socialise around the clock, sharing our lives and our homes with friends and even strangers. Socialising is great, but it brings with it constant comparison and expectations. These can be inspiring – or stress you out.


So Addicted and our friends at IKEA want to give you some easy tips and ideas to keep you organized and on top of your game when it comes to keeping your home in ship shape.

Here are our best tips:

One of the easiest ways to store your food and cut down on waste is to freeze it in serving sizes. Airtight bags make it simple to find what you’re looking for in an over-stuffed freezer and are easy to mark with a use-by date.

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2. TAKE A CUE FROM YOUR GRANDMA AND EMBRACE THEPANTRY. Veggies like potatoes and onions stay freshest in a cool, dark place, so keep them stored in the cabinet. Stock up on glass and plastic containers for your dry ingredients. Everything will be easy to spot and look really organised

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3. NOT ALL VEGGIES LOVE THE FRIDGE. In fact, many thrive just fine on a well-lit counter space. Consider a self-watering pots for herbs (they’ll last so much longer) and a hanging tray make the most of your space). The added bonus, of course, is that your kitchen will instantly look gorgeous.

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4. IS THERE ANYTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL than an organised refrigerator? Hardly. It’s all about clear, stackable containers,labels, and knowing what goes where to maintain maximum freshness. Keep in mind that when it comes to fruits and vegetables, like likes like. Put similar ones in the same produce drawer and set it to the correct humidity level.

Have your own ideas? Let us know below or @WeRAddicted



Founder, CEO at Addicted
I’m ADDICTED to great travel, amazing food, better grooming & probably a whole lot more! Mark Munroe is the Creator and EIC of ADDICTED.