First off, can I just say, who has that much cheese?!
I might be mistaken, but that top shelf in the picture is FULL of GIANT cheese!
I just had to get that off my chest! Anyway…
Taking the time to organize your fridge will save you both time and money in the long run…definitely a great trade off if you ask me!
By organizing your fridge, you will always know what food you have on hand, can readily see what should be used up before it goes bad, and keep accidental spills and messes to a minimum!
How To Organize Your Fridge
I tackled our fridge and freezer the other day, it really didn’t take that long (which surprised me because I was scared when I actually looked at the before picture!), and it cost me less than $10!
All I used for grouping items were clear storage containers of different sizes from the dollar store!
A couple of things to keep in mind when shopping for your containers…
- They should be clear–getting containers that you cannot see through defeats the purpose of putting them in there to begin with! You want to be able to see your food!
- Measure your fridge–measure your height, width, and depth of any shelf you plan on adding storage containers to. Be precise so you can look at all possible options while in store ( placing 2 smaller containers behind one another, stacking containers, etc).
I ventured through our refrigerator and freezer shelf by shelf, clearing everything off, tossing what I should be ashamed to still have in my fridge (Yup, had a few of those!), cleaning the shelf, putting it back, and organizing what was going back on it. Phew!
Store like items together, for health reasons, as well as ease of viewing (ie fruit with fruit, meat with meats, dressings and condiments, etc). You can also find more details on where is the best place to store foods in your fridge on the handy dandy graphic below!
When all was said and done, I had a medium sized bag of food that needed to go, and we now can easily and readily see everything we have in our fridge, which helps with planning dinners and grocery shopping trips!
Do you have any tricks you use to keep your fridge organized? Comment below!
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