Whether you cook a lot or not, you're likely going into your fridge every day for something. Having an organized fridge is just as important as maintaining a clean room or workspace. When you have an organized fridge, you'll be more likely to cook, and you won't waste as much food when you can clearly see what you have.
It might seem overwhelming, but it's important to take an inventory of everything that's in your fridge. Throw away anything that is expired and start fresh. Then, thoroughly clean out your fridge. Next, you can start saving space with these helpful tips!
Separate Items With Specific Containers
You can make additional space in your fridge by buying clear storage containers. Having a separate container for meat, cheese, and leftovers will free up space and make it easier to find the things you are looking for.
Store Condiments In The Fridge Door
We all have those condiments that have been sitting in the back of our fridge for a year and we don't even realize. First, do an assessment of your entire condiment inventory and throw out anything expired. Condiments are best stored in the door because they don't need to be kept at a low temperature. According to Real Simple, olive oils can be kept in the pantry, but nut oils like sesame and walnut oils are best stored in the fridge.
Use Mason Jars As Storage Containers For Nuts, Seeds & Flours
Store-bought packaging can often take up precious real estate in the fridge. Try putting your nuts, seeds, and flours into mason jars. That way they'll last longer and be easier to find. Keep them on the top shelf or in the fridge door for optimal freshness.
Remove Fruits & Vegetables From Plastic Bags
Save space in your fruit & vegetable drawer by removing fruits and vegetables from bags or packaging. Most refrigerators have humidity-controlled drawers that keep vegetables and fruit fresh. Save your plastic bags and reuse them the next time you go grocery shopping.