Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Incredible Edible Egg...Storage Tip

The fridge we had before we moved into our new house had a handy little storage tray for eggs built into the fridge door.  This little tray great, providing easy access to the eggs, while keeping them save.  My husband eats eggs for breakfast every morning before work, and so easy access is definitely appreciated!  

The fridge in our new house did not come with one of these handy little storage trays.  

 At first I just took the eggs out of the carton and carefully placed them in the shelf on the door.  This was okay, as long as most of the eggs were still there.  Once it got down to the last half-dozen, they would roll around a lot, and I was always afraid they would knock against one another and break.  Even though this method provided quick and easy access, I didn't like the lack of protection it provided.  

Next, I tried just putting the entire carton in the door.  This protected the eggs so I didn't worry about them breaking.  But forget easy access!  It was such a pain to have to open the carton lid to get the eggs out, especially since we couldn't open the lid all the way.  Ugh!  What to do?  What to do?  

Finally, I got smart and decided to cut the lid and closure flap completely off!

This left me with just the bottom of the carton.  No extra pieces to get in the way or slow us down in the morning.

And voila!

The new egg carton fits beautiful in the door of our fridge, provides protection for the eggs, and allows quick and easy access for our hurried mornings!  Exactly what we needed.


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    1. You're welcome, Cher! Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Of course, the issue with this is that eggs stored in the fridge door go bad much much faster than eggs kept at the bottom or back of the fridge.

    If you really go through a carton of eggs a week, it's not a big deal, though.

    1. My husband eats two eggs as part of his breakfast six days a week, so we never have trouble with them going bad, so I didn't even consider how long they would last in the door. Thank you for the insight.