We all know that the fridge is the heart of any kitchen. It’s where you store your food, and it can also be used to store drinks and other items. It’s important to organize this space well so that you always have easy access to what you need at a moment’s notice.
Know your fridge zones
To get your fridge organized, you’ll need to know your zones.
- The vegetable zone is where you store fresh fruits and vegetables that you intend to use within the next few days.
- The crisper drawers are for storing leafy greens and other items that are best kept at a cool temperature. You can fit more in these drawers if you remove their bins or move them around so that they’re not all stacked on top of each other.
- Condiment shelves work well for cans of beans and soups, bottles of oil and vinegars, etc. But make sure these shelves aren’t too far off the bottom so that condiments don’t spill out when you open the door up too high!
- Use one shelf on either side or in between two doors as a catchall space for miscellaneous items like tupperware lids or extra plastic wrap—anything small enough to fit without taking up too much room will do! In this section there should also be a couple ‘junk’ drawers available: one full of wrappers/bin liners etc., another containing jars with labels stuck on them – whatever else needs filing away somewhere but we don’t want cluttering up our main storage areas (i.e., no food here).
Keep the bottom shelf for things that can take the heat
As you organize your fridge, keep in mind that some foods need to be stored in certain areas. The bottom shelf is great for items that can take the heat: hot sauce, pickles, and sauces are all safe to be stored on this level of your refrigerator. Cold beer and wine should also go on the top shelf because they’re meant to be served cold.
The middle shelf is best for eggs (which shouldn’t be kept in the door unless they’re hard-boiled), butter, cheese—basically anything that you know won’t require temperature adjustment before serving or cooking.
Don’t overcrowd your fridge
- Don’t keep food in the door.
- Don’t keep food on the top shelf.
- Don’t keep food in the back of the fridge.
Get a slim, transparent lazy susan
You can easily organize your refrigerator without taking up too much space by using a lazy susan. This simple device will allow you to store all of your condiments, sauces, and other small items on one shelf while keeping them visible so that you don’t have to waste time searching for anything when cooking.
> A lazy susan is ideal for storing items in the fridge. It’s a great way to keep things organized, and you can use it to store food in the fridge, too!
> If you’re buying a new one, look for a transparent one so that you can see what’s inside without opening it.
Make your crisper drawers work harder
One of the most important ways to get more out of your fridge is to use the crisper drawers in all their glory. Many people store things in them, but they can be used as a mini-fridge within your fridge. Use them as a place to store fruit and vegetables, sauces and dressings, raw meat—anything you’d normally put in the door section of your full-sized refrigerator. This will save space on the shelves so that you can have more room for other items!
How to organise and store food in your fridge
- Keep it clean- You may not think about cleaning your fridge as often as you should, but your food will taste better and last longer if it’s kept in a clean environment. Keeping a regular cleaning schedule for your refrigerator is important for several reasons:
- Food lasts longer if it’s stored at the right temperature. If the inside of your refrigerator is too warm or too cold, bacteria can grow on your food faster than normal, which means some items will go bad sooner than others (especially those that are already past their expiration date).
- It helps prevent odors from building up inside the unit over time. Fridges don’t have to smell like mildewed socks; they can actually smell fresh because they’re well-maintained! Think of it this way: imagine walking into someone else’s house and seeing dirty dishes stacked up in their sink; you wouldn’t want to cook there because you’d worry about germs getting onto some of their dishes before they make it into yours (even though washing them thoroughly would solve this problem). Well hopefully no one has ever made such an assumption based on seeing yours! But since many people do judge others’ houses by how clean they are—and since we know that smells carry through doors into other rooms—it makes sense why keeping things tidy is so important here too!
- The fridge can also help prevent mold from growing on the walls of your appliance. Mold thrives in warm, moist environments and will develop if condensation forms on the back wall because you haven’t cleaned it often enough. Cleaning your refrigerator regularly will also prevent dust from accumulating inside; this is especially important for those who have allergies or asthma!
- If you haven’t cleaned your fridge in a while, you might be surprised by how much dust and dirt accumulate inside. This is especially true if you leave containers of food on the shelves for long periods of time without washing them out first! If this sounds like a familiar problem, it’s time to find some cleaning supplies and get started!
- You’ll need: -Clean rags or towels, Dish soap (or other mild detergent) and A scrub brush or sponge
The best way to avoid food waste is by storing it properly in your fridge. By doing so, you’ll be able to keep track of what’s in there so that nothing goes missing or gets wasted. Organizing your refrigerator can also help you reduce the amount of time spent on food prep because everything will be easily accessible and visible on shelves or drawers which makes cooking easier!