Want an organized fridge? These tips will help you get rid of the clutter in your fridge!
An organized fridge is easier to accomplish than you would think. As we think through kitchen organization, the fridge can often be an overlooked area. It can seem like a never-ending battle of mess. The key is to take the time for setup and maintenance.
As you go about organizing your fridge, remember that everyone needs different things. We all have different fridges and food that we purchase. Take ideas and inspiration from my tips to fit what you need.
Organized Fridge Tips
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Clean out your fridge before you put new groceries in it.
This is such a game-changer. Usually, before I head to the store, I will spray and wipe down the inside of the fridge. This is also helpful as I can see if something expired and then add the item to my grocery list.
Prep food and use containers to store.
I have shared before that I am a big fan of prepping food when we get home from the grocery store. This is especially helpful with vegetables! Place the veggies in bins with water to help maintain freshness. Change out the water every few days.
Create zones in your fridge.
Give the items a home. Typically, most families keep basic essentials and their favorites in the fridge. For example, we always have apples and yogurt in our fridge. Give these items a home within your fridge. These are called zones.
I have found that using plastic bins can help with creating zones. I have a few bins in our fridge and have found they help store items. One holds the yogurt, one holds sour cream and hummus, and another holds apples. Do not overuse the bins but a few added in will be very helpful!
Store less-used items towards the back.
I really love these tips for where to put things in the fridge. You want to be able to make the most out of your space and you do not want to have items that are frequently used, hiding in the back.
Helpful Products for an Organized Fridge
While a lot of fridges have egg containers in them, you can usually use that space for something else. I recently saw these reusable egg containers and LOVE them!
Clear Plastic Bins
You can use stackable bins such as these or even clear plastic shoe boxes.
Even though it may seem like a simple thing, having an organized fridge really does help our family thrive. When we create and use easy systems in our homes, we are helping things run smoother!
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