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Keeping it Cool: 5 Strategies to Best Organize Your Fridge

July 22, 2019 maxabrams

Keeping it Cool: 5 Strategies to Best Organize Your Fridge

July 22, 2019 Max Abrams

There’s no secret behind what a fridge does. A well-organized fridge is not only easier to access but can promote a healthier diet and a bigger incentive to cook your own food. The inside of your fridge might look a little scary right now, but don’t be intimidated!

Here are five simple tricks to revamp your fridge, and maybe, even, your diet.

  1. Keep it Clear: If food is in a bottle, bag, or box, place it in a clear container for easy viewing. This way, you’ll be able to tell what it is, what’s left, and if it’s spoiled. You can take things to the next level with a chalk marker — which can help with labeling all those containers.
  2. Fruit Ninja: After a trip to the grocery store is to immediately wash and cut any produce you deem snack-worthy. For those cherries, berries and grapes? Rinse them off good, arrange them in snack-size portions, and place them in lidded, clear containers. Next time you want a snack, you’ll know exactly what you’re looking for and where to find it.
  3. Make Clean a Routine: Don’t forget to save some love for the fridge itself! Find a time to purge your fridge periodically by removing all food and scrubbing down all surfaces. Take this time to toss any unwanted, expired, and spoiled food.
  4. All Decked Out: Whether you just cleaned your fridge or would like to reorganize, take advantage of your fridges’ compartments for optimal organization.
    1. Keep leftovers near the top to avoid leakage from other foods below.
    2. Keep commonly used items as close to front and center as possible.
    3. Keep items in need of colder temperatures near the vent, which is usually towards back.
    4. Keep any raw or uncooked protein on the lowest shelves to prevent contamination.
    5. Keep any food that’s temperature stable in the door. 
  5. Consistency is Key: A fridge will only stay organized if you stay on top of it. Set a reminder on your phone to peruse your fridge for a few minutes every week. This will not only help you remember exactly what you’ll need for your next trip to the grocery store, but you’ll also be maintaining a healthy, organized fridge. 
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An avid swimmer and photographer, Max loves all things Buffalo and will do anything for a good plate of wings.

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