Fridge Organization – How to Organize Your Fridge

Fridge Organization Tips

A well-organized fridge is not only a beautiful sight to behold, but it’s also a way to ensure that your fridge stays clean, sanitized, and smelling fresh. It’s also a lot easier to find what you’re looking for and makes any cooking session enjoyable. In this post, I’ll be giving you a tour of my fridge and share some pretty cool fridge organization tips with you. So without any further ado, let’s jump right in.

Fridge Organization Tips – Getting Started

The first thing you’ll notice when you open my fridge is that each food type has its own designated area and box. When I open the door to my fridge, I can easily see it’s contents (clear boxes are great for this) because everything has its place.

Now, fridges have different temperatures, and some areas even experience temperature fluctuations. So it’s always a good idea to know where to place what and why.

So I divide my fridge into top, middle, and bottom levels and I also make sure that everything is clearly labeled so that my family knows exactly where each item goes.

Wine Storage

The uppermost shelf is used as the ‘chilling wine’ shelf. I invested in some wine bottle holders that keep bottles organized and stops them from rolling around.

Condiments and Soda Cans

When it comes to storing condiments, I make use of the storage containers on the upper – middle shelves of the fridge. You will also find some right below the dairy shelf. And this is so that my kids can reach them without risking injury. Each box weighs quite a bit, so having them a bit lower makes sense for our family right now.

I also place some condiments in the fridge door because I know that most seasonings, pickles, and sauces do not come with any rigid storage requirements and will usually have a pretty long shelf life.

Condiments don’t mind…

The fridge door is the warmest part of the fridge whereas the upper shelves of the body of the refrigerator will typically have a consistent cooler temperature.

Because condiments are pretty resistant to spoiling, it doesn’t really matter where in the fridge you place them. As long as you leave enough room in the right places for foods that require specific temperature conditions to stay fresh.

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Storing Dairy Products

One important fridge organization rule that I follow almost religiously is that I store our dairy products on one of the lower shelves of the fridge. This is simply because the temperature down there is pretty cold. Unlike condiments, dairy products come with some pretty rigid requirements to stay fresh for longer.

Veggies

I also store our veggies on one of the lower refrigerator shelves, right above the raw meat shelf. All the like vegetables are stored together. Green leafy vegetables are stored along with other green leafy vegetables in the same container, etc.

Fridge Organization Tips for Storing Meats

Meats are stored on the bottom shelf of my fridge. The temperature on the bottom shelf is frigid and stays perfectly stable for the most part. Having meat on the bottom shelf also means that there’s an incredibly reduced risk for cross-contamination should any meat juices leak out.

Drinks

Our drinks, i.e., bigger and heavier bottles of soda and infused water are stored right at the bottom of the refrigerator; in a designated bottle storage container – a default design of our fridge (and I have kept it that way). The drinks stay pretty cold too which is a plus during those hot summer days!

Fridge Organization Tips

And that’s it. I hope you’ll find these fridge organization tips helpful and that you enjoyed reading this article. If you have any questions regarding this post, let me know in the comments section below.

Have a fantastic day dear friend! ~Helen

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