15+ Genius Ways To Organize Your Fridge
It’s pretty difficult to keep your fridge clean and organized, especially if you have a large family who eats a lot! Thankfully, there are lots of great tips out there that will help you to get the most out of your fridge (and the food inside!).
1. Line The Shelves
Keep your fridge shelves clean by lining them with plastic wrap or sheets of wrapping paper. Over time when the sheets get dirty, you can just toss them and replace them.
2. Egg Carton Condiment Storage
Store condiments upside down in an egg carton to keep the liquids close to the cap and stored neatly.
3. Use Wicker Baskets
Want the inside of your fridge to be as aesthetically pleasing as the rest of your home? Use wicker baskets to group and store like food items!
4. Store Dairy The Smart Way
Surprisingly, the top shelf of your fridge can be up to a few degrees warmer than the other shelves. To prevent milk and other dairy products from spoiling, store dairy products on the lower shelves.
5. Move Around Shelves
Don’t forget that the majority of modern fridges have moveable shelves! Move these shelves around to accommodate different sizes of food products and make the most of your fridge space.
6. Create Snack Bins
If you have kids, creating a snack bin is a great idea. That way, your kids can just reach in the bin and grab whatever convenient snack they like.
7. Prevent Rolling Bottles
To prevent bottles from rolling around on their sides, use binder clips to keep them in place.
8. Add Storage
If your fridge could do with one more shelf, buy a small wire shelf from the dollar store and place it on the top one.
9. Label Fridge Shelves
The shelves on your fridge door can become cluttered pretty quickly. To keep everything organized, apply labels to the fridge door compartments and group similar items.
10. Organize Freezer Bags
To organize bags of frozen food, use binder clips to hang them from the shelf of your freezer.
11. Lazy Susan Storage
To keep your fridge items easily accessible, store them on a portable lazy susan.
12. Make An “Eat Me” Basket
Make an “eat me first” basket to store foods that are about to go bad. That way, you’ll have far less food waste.
13. Chalkboard Paint
If you have an older fridge, paint the side or front of it with chalkboard paint. You’ll be able to have an awesome, visible space to write down the week’s menu as well as a grocery list.
14. Mesh Bags
When you go grocery shopping, use mesh bags to hold your produce. When you get home, simply put the mesh bag in your fridge’s crisper!
15. Mason Jars
The more visible your food is, the more likely it is to be eaten and not wasted. Store leftovers, salads, and more in mason jars to plainly see what food you have!
16. Drink Dispenser
Instead of trying to cram multiple bottles of juice in your fridge, use a drink dispenser to store and distribute your juice.