FRIDGE ORGANIZING TIPS
The fridge is often overlooked when it comes to cleaning and organizing. For most homeowners, when they finally decide to perform the tedious task of cleaning out the refrigerator, they simply toss out items that have gone bad and clean its compartment instead of keeping everything organized and tidy.
However, how items in the fridge are arranged saves time and helps to make meal preparation easier.
Fortunately, arranging the things in your fridge properly is pretty straightforward, the following tips should help you –
PLACE FOOD ITEMS IN APPROPRIATE SHELVES IN THE FRIDGE
Once you’re done cleaning and it’s time to start organizing, use the right shelf for each item. Note that different parts of the fridge receive varying amounts of
cold air, therefore, different items are best kept in parts where the temperature is most suitable for them.
Food items and what part of the fridge to store them –
- Milk and dairy products on the top shelf
- Beverages and condiments on the door shelf
- Nut butter, sour cream, and jam on the middle shelf
- Meat and fish on the bottom shelf
- Cold cuts and cheeses in a bin
- Fruits and vegetables in the bottom two bins, aka, the crispers.
STACK TO SAVE SPACE
If you have a lot of water bottles, beer, and soda cans in your fridge, lay them on their side and stack them on top of each other. This is an excellent way to save space for other items. It also makes reaching for these items easy and not likely to scatter other items.
DON’T OVERFILL YOUR FRIDGE
If you worry about something falling out of your fridge every time you open the door, then it’s probably over filled.
This can impede its airflow and reduce efficiency. To prevent this, don’t hoard food and buy only the things you need. Aim for a fridge that’s only a little bit more than half full at all times.
We don’t mean just the names of the items. Also, add the date you put it in the fridge. Organizing is easier here. That way, you’ll have an idea of how long everything’s been in the fridge and when it’s time for something to go.
Keeping your fridge organized is very easy once you maintain the habit for a while, just use these tips to get the best results.
You could also leave this to the experts. Your fridge will look Pinterest-worthy once a Professional Organizer has shown you the way. Plus, you’ll be able to handle your food items better.
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