How to Organize the Refrigerator like a Pro

How to Organize the Refrigerator like a Pro

In every magazine and commercial, you see beautifully stocked and organized fridges.

But it’s not all about marketing. Having the refrigerator organized means you waste less food, avoid bad smells, and can find what you need quickly.

Here are the best things you can do to organize your fridge just like professional house cleaners.

Rotate the Food

When you buy something new, make sure to place it behind its open counterpart. That way you eat the items that will expire before reaching for the new stuff.

Also, have a weekly fridge cleanout. Throw out any leftovers after five days. If you have meat or fish, just two days is the limit.

Use Clear Fridge Organizers

There are dozens of shapes and sizes of organizers you can buy to keep your fridge tidy.

Invest in a lazy susan so you can easily get the items from the back without pulling everything out.

Organizers can keep your beverages, condiments, produce, and more tidy and fresh.

Clear file organizers are perfect to store all kinds of fridge items. Pouches of applesauce, snack-sized yogurts, and chopped veggies are a perfect fit.

Use Baskets

Most people forget that the refrigerator has inside walls you can use to maximize space.

Stick baskets to the side of your fridge with suction cups. Use those baskets to store string cheese, pre-made guacamole, hummus, deli meat and so much more.

Use Drawers Wisely

Those drawers in your fridge are often the most-used space. But are you using them correctly?

If you have two drawers, you should reserve one for raw meat so that you avoid drips onto other food. use the other for fruits and veggies.

However, if you need both drawers for produce, buy a clear drawer organizer and place your raw meat in that. Make sure you clean this bin regularly.

Line with Washable Mats

Your crisper drawer can get pretty gross. To keep your drawers looking immaculate, purchase washable mats to line the bottom.

This is a pro tip from house cleaners!

Every two weeks, pull everything out and give them a rinse. This way you don’t have to worry about little bits of broccoli and onion peels getting everywhere.

Label Your Door Sections

Most fridge doors are full of half-used bottles of condiments. And that’s OK.

Just make sure that you aren’t using valuable space for things that don’t need to be in the fridge. For example, olive and vegetable oils belong in the pantry.

To keep these sections tidy, designate each section and label it with a sticker or magnet.

Keep similar items together, like sandwich condiments in one section and sauces in another.

Final Word on Organizing the Refrigerator

There you go! A bunch of pro tips for organizing the refrigerator in your home. You will be amazed at how much better your items fit in there. Plus, you will have less food go to waste.

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