My kitchen is in a state of near constant re-organization, and it’s frustrating for sure!
It’s probably one of the most used rooms in my home, especially because we don’t eat out a lot, and I make most of my family’s meals.
This means that there’s almost a constant flow of new items coming into the kitchen on a weekly basis.
I like to try new recipes.
So I’m also buying new ingredients frequently and trying to find a space for these new things in my pantry or fridge.
And the other big factor is that I’m the only woman in the household and the three guys of the house eat a lot.
And my youngest is only 9, but when he eats, watch out!
There’s a lot of volume coming into the kitchen as far as food is concerned, and that’s a lot to deal with sometimes.
Because I struggle to keep my kitchen pantry and fridge organized, I’m probably not alone in this!
To that end, here’s a few quick tips for how to organize your fridge like a pro!
Fridge Organization Tip # 1
Don’t ever try to organize your fridge when it’s full – unless you secretly hate yourself!
Seriously, it’s a huge headache to try to get a refrigerator ship shape when it’s full. It takes longer and it’s just harder to do quickly.
Especially if you’re attempting a re-organization or even a clean out during the hot Summer months.
The best time to organize your fridge is before you go to the grocery store.
It’ll be most empty when you need to restock the fridge.
Bonus for this strategy:
You’ll see what you need, and what you don’t need.
It’ll also be really easy to give the shelves and drawers a quick wipe down.
And this’ll set the stage for all of the delicious food you’re buying.
Fridge Organization Tip #2
Clean out unused leftovers and spoiled food from the fridge at least once a week.
This helps to keep nasty smells and annoying spills to a minimum.
I usually do this the night before our street’s garbage collection day, especially in the Summer.
These fridge mats make the task of keeping shelves and drawers neat and tidy.
Just wipe them down on the regular.
Plus they can be cut down to size for a perfect fit!
With an organized fridge, fewer things will spill.
Leaks will be detected soon, so you’ll be able to keep a handle on keeping the fridge clean.
Fridge Organization Tip #3
Once the fridge has been decluttered, time to put things in zones.
Put like with like (fruit with other fruit, for example) and designate zones for most everything you buy on a regular basis.
I don’t have one of these in my fridge, but I have considered adding a lazy susan turn table so that finding items is uber easy.
I am a huge fan of OXO Good Grips items and this product wouldn’t disappoint.
Fridge Organization Tip #4
Don’t let space go to waste and make use of the vertical space in your fridge. For this, you’re going to need some specialized products or a heckuva lot of creativity!
These magnetic strips are so versatile!
I like that more than just bottles can stick.
I don’t ever foresee putting a can of food in the fridge, but jelly and jam jars seem like they’d fit perfectly.
These bins are stackable and would be a great way to use the vertical space so that your refrigerator space is used wisely!
They also come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you are sure to be able to easily find a bin that fits the dimensions of your fridge.
That’s really the essence of fridge organization: finding what fits to optimize the space wisely!
And now, over to you!
Do you have other fridge organization tips to share? Please do, below!
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