Keeping a clean and organized refrigerator can be a lot harder than it seems, especially if there are several people living under the same roof, with each person having their own foods, drinks, condiments and leftovers.
Here are some tips found in a recent article from Fox News:
- Clean out your fridge before going to the grocery store. Amy Brady, a professional organizer from TheClutterConsultants.com suggests moving items with closer expiration dates towards the front and later expiration dates towards the back ... just like a grocery store!
- Use the refrigerator the way it was intended. Refrigerators were designed to keep food fresh in specific areas. “Deli meat and cheeses should be stored in the meat/deli tray because that's usually the coldest spot in your refrigerator,” Kuper points out. “Vegetables should be stored in the crisper drawer because it's designed to seal tightly to keep in humidity. The door of your refrigerator is best for storing jarred foods that can withstand frequent exposure to room temperature air.”
- Assess the situation. “Start with the top and work your way down,” says Donna Smallin Kuper, author of How to Declutter and Make Money Now. “Be sure to open and unwrap everything to see what you have. Check expiration dates and throw out anything that is clearly bad or questionable.”
- Turntables. Brady and Kuper are both fans of storing things like condiments, leftovers, or large drink containers on Lazy Susans, or turntables. They make things easier to find and prevent them from getting shoved or lost in the back of the fridge.
For more tips on how to keep your refrigerator organized, click here to read the rest of the article. What are some of your tips? Tell us!