USE STACKABLE CONTAINERS
Plastic stackable containers are the best way to organise your fridge. Not only do they save space but they also keep many food products such as cheeses or dips fresh. It also means there are fewer chances for spillages and food mixing.
You can also easily label the containers so you don’t have to constantly keep looking for that piece of chocolate that you stash in the back. Labelling them is also a good idea if you live in a shared house and want to keep your food away from prying hands.
This is also another great way to keep your fridge fresh. A condiment caddy can be bought from all over and you can even use something simple such as a peg container or other repurposed materials, you can even build your own to fit your fridge as well! Having one with a handle makes getting them out for a BBQ or family meal easier. It catches any spillages and keeps everything nicely compacted together. They are also great if you love to go and picnic you can just pull them out of your fridge and chuck them into an esky or bag.
KEEP THINGS IN PLACE WITH BASKETS
This follows the same examples as the condiment caddy and stackable containers. These are great for fruits and veggies or other larger food items. Like the stackable containers, they can be labeled to make your fridge easier to navigate and prevent spillages and food mixing together. They are also great to use if you are defrosting meat or other food products slowly in your fridge. Let’s face it no wants to clean up the gross liquids left over after the meat has defrosted.
As you can probably tell in this blog we love to label! Not only can they keep your fridge organised but they also make your fridge look so much better. Add colours or pictures to labels to make them stand out even more, this especially will work well with children who need a good and healthy diet. When labeling your fridge make sure you use appropriate materials; for example, you shouldn’t use paper labels as they can get wet and easily deteriorate. Strong plastic labels from the local office works is a good place to start and they also have a good selection.
LINE YOUR SHELVES WITH EASY TO CLEAN MATS
No one likes to clean especially their fridges. Let’s face it, it’s inevitable that you will forget to throw out rotten veggies or fruit and clean up that spill in the back. To make this easier and even update the look of your fridges line your shelved with mats. Now you don’t need to buy specialty fridge mats though they are available you can simply use placemats or even plastic contact paper that can be removed and replaced easily.
KEEP DAIRY PRODUCTS OUT OF THE DOOR
Now, this is less of an organisation tip and more as a general tip but will give you an idea of what to put where. Dairy products are the easiest types of food to go off and expire. In order to prolong the life of your products put them in the cabinet of your fridge and not in the door shelves. This helps protect your products because when we constantly open our fridge doors cold air escapes and warm air enters meaning that the temperature levels fluctuate more frequently for products on your door.