My Tips for a Clean & Organized Fridge
Last week, I shared how to organize underneath the kitchen sink and this week, we’re keeping it in the kitchen with my top tips for a clean and organized fridge! I don’t know about you, but our fridge tends to get jam-packed and messy so quickly. It’s easy for items to get shoved to the back leading to food getting forgotten and needing to be cleaned out later on. That’s always tons of fun…
Ever since I added a few organizational items to my fridge it has made SUCH a difference and I always can see what we have. No overbuying or dirty fridge here! Today I put together everything I use to keep my fridge clean and organized plus a few of my top tips to maintain everything.
Make Sure Everything Has a Place
It’s easy to throw things in the fridge when you’re done with them, but the downside is that this leads to a cluttered fridge. I know I’ve been there where I can’t find something that I need because it was placed in a random location or shoved to the back. When organizing your fridge, make sure everything has a place. Salad dressings here, fruit there… this will allow you to keep everything neat and know exactly where everything is!
Swap Out Bags for Reusable Bins
It may seem like an extra step at first, but this has made such a difference for me (especially with produce)! When I go grocery shopping I like to take the food out of the bag or container from the grocery store and put it in reusable bins. Since I know that the bins fit in my fridge and keep things neat, all of the food has a home AND I am able to see everything I have so much easier. I’m definitely not dealing with forgetting about fruits and veggies and them rotting and going in the trash as much.
This is similar to the above tip but a little different… When I say organizers, I’m even talking about things you normally wouldn’t think need them like salad dressings. Instead of putting them in the door of your fridge, try a rotating organizer like this! I feel like once I added organizers to my fridge I was able to utilize so much more space in the fridge to have room for items that are bulky or sometimes take up a bit of space.