Show Us Your Fridgie!

First there was the #selfie… then there came the #fridgie! Yes, that’s right, it’s like a selfie, of your refrigerator; and yes, this is a real thing! Whirlpool recently ran a contest asking customers to share photos of their refrigerator — you can check it out on their Facebook page. Although we don’t have a shiny new French Door Refrigerator to give away, we still think it’s a fun idea.

Show Us Your #Fridgie

There are all kinds of theories about what your refrigerator says about you. Evaluate yourself here at “13 Things The Contents Of Your Fridge Say About You”. In their article, “What Does The Inside Of Your Fridge Say About You?” Slate magazine writes about this guy, Mark Menjivar, who spent 3 years traveling around the country exploring food issues and photographing the refrigerators of strangers. He now sells his portraits at his web site. There is even a blog where you can post photos of a prospective mates fridge and get advice as to their viability from a guy who’s made himself to be like the Dear Abbie of refrigerator relationships.

We can’t say one way or the other how accurate all that stuff really is, and we’re certainly not looking to analyze anyone by the contents or organizational scheme (or lack thereof) in their refrigerator, we just think it’s a cool interactive idea, if not a little voyeuristic. So open up your fridge, snap a photo, then share it! You can head over to our Facebook page and post it, or if Twitter is more your thing, tweet us @_Bekins, using hash tag #fridgie. If you’re interested in posting your #fridgie photo to our shared Pinterest board, send an email to social@bekins.us and we’ll add you to the board contributors.

To get the ball rolling, there were a few brave members of our own staff here at Bekins who answered the call for #fridgies… remember, we’re not judging!

Show Us Your #Fridgie

Jenny’s #Fridgie

Show Us Your #Fridgie

Kendra’s #Fridgie

Show Us Your #Fridgie

Deb’s #Fridgie

Show Us Your #Fridgie

A Nameless #Fridgie

Show Us Your #Fridgie

Tracy’s #Fridgie

Show Us Your #Fridgie

Laura’s #Fridgie

Show Us Your #Fridgie

Another Nameless #Fridgie

Show Us Your #Fridgie

Yet Another Nameless #Fridgie

Check out the full collection of #Fridgies on our Pinterest board.

A Hunting We Did Go!

This morning was the annual Easter Egg Hunt in our Grand Haven store! The staff scoured the store to find brightly colored eggs filled with candy and prizes peeking out from under ranges, hiding inside microwaves, and balanced on the tops of refrigerators.

GH Store Easter Egg Hunt

Robin found one!

GH Store Easter Egg Hunt

Hmmm… that doesn’t belong there, does it?

GH Store Easter Egg Hunt

So many hiding spots!

GH Store Easter Egg Hunt

Michelle making friends with Nugget!

The prize bag of goodies went to Lou who won the tie-breaker for finding the most eggs. As you can see the pink bunny ears fit him just perfectly and he readily made friends with Nugget, the office chick.

GH Store Easter Egg Hunt

Pink bunny ears for Lou!

GH Store Easter Egg Hunt

Lou and his new chick!

Not to be left out of the fun, earlier this week the appliance and electronics installation teams had their own Easter Egg hunt in the warehouse. Looks like Doug claimed the chocolate bunny in that one!

Warehouse Easter Egg Hunt

Hunting for eggs in the warehouse

Warehouse Easter Egg Hunt

So many places to hide eggs in here!

Warehouse Easter Egg Hunt

Thanks for the candy!

Warehouse Easter Egg Hunt

Doug wins the chocolate bunny!

Have you ever wondered exactly how hunting brightly colored eggs came to be associated with Easter? Although Easter is a Christian holiday, the beloved tradition of egg hunting has no association with the religious history of the Easter holiday. According to the History Channel, the Easter Bunny legend started long ago in Germany with an egg-laying hare named “Osterhase.” German children made nests and left them outside for the hare to lay her eggs in. Easter Egg Hunting began in America when German immigrants brought their Osterhase tradition to Pennsylvania in the 1700s. The festivity soon spread across the nation, and baskets replaced nests. Eventually, the game evolved into a treasure hunt, and the prizes expanded from just hard-boiled eggs to include chocolate, candy, toys and coins. So there you have it!

From all of us at Bekins, we wish you a very Blessed and Happy Easter!