4 Tips for Organizing Your Refrigerator

What is living back there?  Have you ever had this thought?  Many of us will be doing a whole lot more cooking than we normally do from now through the end of the year.  That means our refrigerators will be working overtime. Things might get lost in there if we don’t put some thought into this space.  

Chaos Organizing Refrigerator Organization

Yes, our refrigerators are no different than any other cabinet in our homes!  We should put the same amount of consideration, if not more, into organizing this space so that it works for not against us.  Here are some of our favorite tips to keep your refrigerator in tip-top shape this holiday season:

1. Dividers

I have found dividing my refrigerator space into categories helps tremendously.  When I put items in the same location, I can easily see what needs to be replaced.  I can also easily tell guests wanting to help in the kitchen where to find things.

Containers like these spotlighted below work extremely well.  

I use this one to store my dairy products such as butter, sour cream, and cream cheese.

I use this one to store my dairy products such as butter, sour cream, and cream cheese.

2.   Lazy Susan Turntables

Using lazy-susans, also known as turntables, in my refrigerator allow me to easily grab items without having to move things around.  Turntables are also wonderful for cutting cleaning time down in your refrigerator.

3.   Shop Around

There are so many new organizational products for organizing your refrigerator.  Oftentimes I use my house as a test kitchen trying out many of these products, so I am confident when recommending products for my clients.  

4.    Use What Works For You

Pro Tip: A refrigerator item not worthy (in my humble opinion) of my hard earned money or yours:  Egg containers! Because knowing the expiration date of an egg seems to be a good idea, and I like seeing that date on the original egg carton!  Just saying!!

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Today’s challenge:  Clean out your fridge in honor of “Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day,” and make a list of the items you need to purchase to prepare your holiday meals.  Being prepared will help you take advantage of the holiday specials.

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