Woman organises fridge like a library and files food neatly into ring binders
Nicole McLaughlin shared a video showing the contents of a fridge, with food filed away in folders – and it’s been viewed more than 10 million times as people were left horrified
A woman left social media users horrified by showing the contents of her fridge filed away into ring binders to keep them organised – as some says it gave off “serial killer vibes”.
Designer Nicole McLaughlin shared footage where rows of labelled folders were stacked neatly in her fridge, before she opened the ‘sandwich’ binder where cheese, meats, pickles, salad and slices of bread had been individually stored in plastic folders.
Each item is then taken out to be used to prepare a perfect sandwich, and other binders in the fridge are labelled condiments, drinks, breakfast, fruit, and desserts.
But as viewers were left outraged by the system, Nicole pointed out that it was merely a project and in no way reflected her real-life fridge at home
The video racked up an incredible 10 million views and Nicole, from New York, US, said: “My projects are always about finding fun ways to reuse different things for entirely different purposes.
“One night before I was going to sleep, I suddenly had the thought ‘what if the refrigerator was like a library and it was so organised?’
“I know some people already organise the food in their fridge into labelled containers so I thought it’d be funny if I took it to the next level, and have it be super organised by whatever the type of food was.
“I had a folder with the sandwich ingredients separated out, there was a compartment for the cheese and one for the sandwich meat.
“I had done a project with those binder sleeves a couple of months before, so I just had them lying in my house.”
Nicole filmed her creation while on holiday with her family, taking everything she needed with her, and said they thought she was insane but “get what I do at this point”.
She added: “It’s always so funny to see how people react.
“You assume most people will take it as a joke about a crazy scenario where you would organise your fridge in that type of way.
“Some commenters took it really seriously, and I think it’s really funny that happened. I had some people commenting ‘this is some psychotic organisation’.
“I don’t take any of the comments to heart. It’s funny because I’m not really that organised, I’m not that way at all.
“My studio is usually crazy, but it’s funny to take things to an extreme level to see people’s reactions.
“I really liked the comments where people said things like ‘this is some serial killer stuff’, or ‘my organisational skills could never’.
“I hope people got that it was a joke, and this isn’t how I actually live.”
And many viewers on TikTok didn’t hold back on judging Nicole’s project, as one said: “I feel like sociopaths do this, like what is this?”
A second wrote: “Gives me serial killer vibes.”
And another added: “Now this is art. I see it as a representation of diet culture and those who calorie count.”