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How To Organize Your Fridge - Our Easy To Follow Guide

Alivia Whitaker | Sep 10, 2018

If you want to know how to organize your fridge we've got all the tips for you!  It's easy if you follow our simple "how to organize your fridge" guide.

How To Organize Your Fridge: Take Everything Out and Clean 

The first step in how to organize your fridge is to take everything out!  You won't be able to properly clean and organize your fridge if you don't remove all the items.  This is important for a couple of reasons:  it allows you to have access to the fridge in order to deep clean it and it allows you to purge expired and unused food items.

The website Cleanipedia details how to clean a fridge.  They said,

"Key Steps:

  1. Remove all food from the refrigerator – this will allow you to clean all the corners and crevices.
  2. Remove any fridge drawers or shelves and soak in warm water mixed with dishwashing soap.
  3. Use a mixture of warm water and dishwashing liquid to wipe the interior.
  4. Use baking soda to remove stubborn stains.
  5. Follow the instructions on any cleaning products with care."

How To Organize Your Fridge: Use Clear Bins

An expert fridge organizer's trick is to use clear bins to organize food in your fridge!  Think about it - how often do you remove multiple items trying to get to one thing in the back of the fridge.  Using clear bins to organize items allows you to organize by type, and pull out the bins one at a time.  It's important to use CLEAR bins so that you can see all the refrigerated food items so nothing expires or goes bad in the fridge.

There are many types of clear bins you can buy at many different types of retailers.  You want to make sure you purchase bins in a variety of sizes and shapes so that you can fit the various parts of your fridge.  (Think long, thin bins for the side, low bins for less deep shelves, etc.) The main staple size of bins you want is square bins of mid-height. A good example of this can be found HERE

How To Organize Your Fridge: Organize By Category

The final step in how to organize your fridge is to slowly and strategically place everything back in the refrigerator in an organized, categorized manner.  You'll want to categorize your items by deli items, leftovers, meats, fruits, vegetables, and drinks.  Place the different categorized bins in the best possible place in the fridge for prime refrigeration.

High Speed Training detailed where to store what in your fridge.  They said,

"Top and middle shelf

Ready-to-eat foods, such as dairy products, ready meals, and packaged foods, leftovers, cooked meats, and prepared salads. These should all be covered or kept in sealed containers to prevent contamination. Ready-to-eat foods are stored at the top of the fridge, away from raw foods so that harmful bacteria cannot transfer from the raw food to the cooked food.

Bottom shelf

Raw meat, poultry and fish in sealed containers to stop them touching or dripping onto other foods. Raw meats should always be stored at the bottom of your fridge to prevent cross-contamination. Ensure that each item is wrapped or in a sealed container so that it doesn’t come into contact with other foods.

Salad drawer

Fruit, vegetables and salad vegetables that have been washed prior to storage. Make sure that your fruit, vegetables, and salad are wrapped in paper or plastic with air holes to keep them protected from any contamination. For salads and herbs, try wrapping them in a damp paper towel before storing to prevent them from drying out and to keep them fresher for longer."

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