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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- All Decked Out: Whether you just cleaned your fridge or would like to reorganize,
take advantage of your fridges’ compartments for optimal organization.
- Keep leftovers near the top to avoid leakage from other foods below.
- Keep commonly used items as close to front and center as possible.
- Keep items in need of colder temperatures near the vent, which is usually towards back.
- Keep any raw or uncooked protein on the lowest shelves to prevent contamination.
- Keep any food that’s temperature stable in the door.
- 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.