The Files Brooke family of five’s fridge uses 12 liters of milk a week.

This week we are going to take a look at another everyday fridge for our fridge files.

As always, it’s just a chance to see how other people live and eat and what takes priority in your fridge. We’re never here to judge, just to take a behind-the-scenes look at the busy lives of families of all shapes and sizes, through the lens of your cold storage. There’s often something fun to learn along the way, and there’s always plenty we can relate to.

Brooke’s refrigerator feeds her family of five

Brooke is a 30-year-old secondary school teacher from Sydney, and her fridge feeds her, her 39-year-old husband, and their three very active young boys: Ethan, nine, Eamon, six, and Charlie, three.

If there’s one thing Brooke knows, it’s that you can never have enough halftime oranges for sports days and there’s never enough milk in the house.

So let’s take a look at the fridge. We open the door and the little light blinks to reveal…

Brooke's fridge needs to make room for sport oranges.
Brooke’s fridge needs to make room for sport oranges. (Supplied)

9 Honey: How often do you shop?

Brooke: A great grocery store a week at Aldi and Harris Farm. A small weekend refill shop from the local bakery and Harris Farm.

9 Honey: What is the oldest thing in your fridge?

Brooke: Pickled Jalapenos, you never know when you’ll need a little extra spice.

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9 Honey: What is something you always have too much of?

Brooke: Oranges, always an oversupply from the football refueling on Saturdays.

9 Honey: What do you always buy, but never use?

Brooke: Sausages for children, we always keep a package in the back of the refrigerator for a quick and convenient meal, but we never use them in time.

9 Honey: What are the three things you would like to always have in the refrigerator?

Brooke: Wine, wine and… wine.

Brooke's refrigerator door is keeping the milk open.
Brooke’s refrigerator door is keeping the milk open. (Supplied)

9 Honey: Where do you keep your milk?

Brooke: Open milk is at the door. Closed milk is on the shelf. We are using 12 liters of milk a week, which is crazy!

9 Honey: Do you keep tomato sauce in your fridge?

Brooke: Yes, in the fridge.

9 Honey: Do you have any fridge tips or tricks that you use?

Brooke: Put a paper towel at the bottom of the fruit and vegetable compartments, it makes it much easier to clean.

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9 Honey: Do you have a way to organize your fridge?

Brooke: We are inconsistent, just empty the grocery bags on the shelves. There is no time to plan or organize the fridge.

Brooke's refrigerator door can't keep up with her milk.
Brooke’s refrigerator door can’t keep up with her milk. (Supplied)

9 Honey: Do you envy the fridge and what is the fridge of your dreams?

Brooke: I’ll dream of a self-cleaning fridge, and a double door would be glorious too.

9 Honey: How often do you throw out items from the refrigerator?

Brooke: Condiments, maybe once a year. Fruit and vegetable drawers, not as often as we should.

9 Honey: Anything else you want to say about your fridge?

Brooke: I’d love to have a secret compartment full of fancy cheese and condiments that I don’t have to share.

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