Organizing Ideas: Tips on Organizing Your Refrigerator

Organizing Ideas For The Fridge

When it comes to food and it’s shelf life, it’s important to keep things organized in the fridge. Many times, I’ve had to throw stuff out that was already foul and smelly. So one day I decided to get my act together and organize the fridge so that I could find everything.

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A Basic Organizational Plan

It might sound crazy and perhaps a bit obsessive, but once you come up with your own plan on how to organize your fridge, life will be much easier. We might go to the fridge for one food item or another, so it definitely helps to know where everything is to reduce the time needed to find something.

GOALS

Aim for the following:

  • Simplicity.
  • Reduce Clutter.
  • Keep similar items together.
  • Designate certain areas for certain items.

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My Basic Plan

TOP SHELF

  • Bottled water.
  • Specialty beverages.

MIDDLE SHELF

  • Prepared Foods in containers.
  • Leftovers.

LOWER SHELF

  • Larger container items.
  • Eggs.
  • Large beverage bottles.

CRISPER SECTIONS

  • Uncooked Meats.
  • Produce (vegetables and fruits)
  • Jars of low use butters, jams, etc.

LOWER COMPARTMENT

  • Mostly vegetables.
  • Garlic, Lemons and Onions.

SIDE DOORS

  • Extra beverages, juices, milks.
  • Condiments.
  • Salad dressings and spreads.

FREEZER

  • Upper Section – ice cream, sorbet, frozen veggies and fruits.
  • Lower Section – frozen meats, larger items.

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Additional Tips

  • Buy a set of same-design, colored containers.
  • Buy smaller trays to further organize compartments.
  • Remove all food items and clean inside of fridge with soap & water.
  • Use a mild detergent or soap and a sponge.
  • Put leftovers in an different colored container.
  • Put prepared foods in their own colored container.

For more organizing ideas regarding your refrigerator, check out: The Best Way to Organize Your Refigerator

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Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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