Try looking at a well-organized fridge and resist being mesmerized by it. You can see everything, drawers don’t look like they’re about to burst, and there is no bad smell coming from the back of the shelves. Are you still debating whether you should organize your own fridge? Great, because we know just how to help you make it happen!
The Pitfalls of Having a Messy Fridge
The main problem with having a messy fridge is that groceries are often stuffed at random places on different shelves and compartments with little logic and separation. That makes it easy for you to forget an opened can of food, a half-empty box of milk, and other perishable goods in the back, and only remember about their existence when they go bad. That’s where the necessity to make a general distribution plan for your fridge becomes apparent.
For example, it’s best to keep milk at the back of the bottom shelf where the fridge is the coldest. Eggs, on the other hand, should go in the middle or top shelves because temperatures are more consistent there. Soft cheeses, processed juices, butter, and condiments are best stored on the fridge doors.
How to Best Organize Your Fridge
The easiest way to organize your fridge is by using clear containers where you can group and categorize the foods you typically buy and use. Make sure to measure the available space you have before you buy the containers. That way, you can make sure everything fits perfectly. You can also get clear bags for certain veggies to optimize the space.
When you buy new groceries, make sure to rotate the older ones to the front and place the new ones in the back to make sure nothing gets lost, and you use it before the expiration date. If you have kids, it’s a smart idea to keep snacks in a separate container that’s at eye level, so they can easily grab whatever they need without making a mess and rearranging items during their search.