How Should I Stock Our Fridge During Our Renovation?

How Should I Stock Our Fridge During Our Renovation?

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Christine Gallary
Aug 29, 2014
(Image credit: Kitchn reader Julie)

Q: I'm in the process of setting up a makeshift kitchen in our living room to help us get through an upcoming renovation. We'll have a toaster oven, microwave, electric kettle and slow cooker set up in our living room.

We're also planning to use a small dorm-sized fridge during the reno. Since the fridge is obviously much smaller than our current one, space is at a premium. Milk, eggs, cheese, butter, ketchup, mustard and mayo are on the list so far. I'm planning on doing a lot of daily runs to the store to buy things for our daily dinners (with planned leftovers, of course) but what other basics do you suggest I allocate some of the precious fridge space to?

Sent by Carrie Ann

Editor: Seems like you have a great list so far! Deli meats and yogurt would also be great additions to have for sandwich making or a quick snack. Here are some other tips for working in a makeshift kitchen during renovations:

Readers, what would you stock in a small, temporary fridge?

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