Your refrigerator is one of the most important appliances in the home. It’s the storage location for food and beverages. So that makes it very important to keep it clean and sanitary.
If your fridge is messy, then this could lead to all sorts of problems like food poisoning and other food-borne illnesses. You also don’t want to be cleaning your fridge every week, either.
That’s why we have compiled a list of clever, creative ways to organize your fridge and freezer.
Paint a chalkboard on the front of your fridge, so you can easily let your family know what’s for dinner. You can find full instructions by clicking here.
Or Use A Dry Erase Board
If you don’t want to paint a chalkboard, then use a dry erase marker to write on your fridge. This can help you keep inventory of your food. Be sure to keep permanent markers away from the area!
Create An “Eat Me First” Basket
One of the most difficult things we struggle with is perishable foods. It’s really easy for us to forget about them when they are in the fridge. To stop worrying about food going bad, create an “Eat Me First” basket where you can place what needs to be eaten first. Now you can will minimize food waste.
Dedicated Snack Zone
If you have kids, they love rampaging through the fridge and leaving a mess just to get their hands on some snacks. To avoid this problem, create a snack zone in your fridge and fill it with healthy snack options like granola, yogurt, nuts, and fruit.
Magazine Freezer Shelves
Transform a magazine holder into an organizing device for the freezer. Flip it on its side, and now you have freezer shelves!
Plastic bins are great for organizing things around the house, so naturally, they are great at organizing your fridge as well.
When you use fridge bins, be sure to label the contents to make it very easy to find what you are looking for. This also lets you quickly know what you need to get more of during your next grocery trip.
Reduce Condiment Clutter
Buy squeeze bottles and label them to reduce the condiment clutter in your fridge.
Grab & Go Basket
Add a special basket in your fridge that’s meant for grab & go items like fruit. This should be easy to access for anyone looking for a quick bite to eat.