5 easy ways how to organize your fridge
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Empty the fridge entirely.
Take everything out of the fridge so that you can easily wipe away dirt, stains or hardened spills. You can also work in sections if you’re worried about your food going bad. Another option is to put some ice in a cooler and temporarily place your perishable food items in there.
1. Make an “Eat Me First” Box for About-to-Expire Foods
Remember those boxes you bought? Label one of those “Eat Me First” and place anything inside it that is nearing its expiration date. If you’re unsure if an item has gone bad or not, it’s best to err on the side of caution. When you can, label all leftovers with the date that they were made and reference this chart from Foodsafety.gov to see how long they will last.
Example of great Label Organizers is here.
2. Hang Rack Drawers to Utilize Wall Space
You can get rack drawers that stick to the side of your fridge with suction cups. They are super handy for putting small things that might otherwise get lost in the refrigerator. For example, you can put string cheese, small cups of hummus or pre-made lunch meat and cheese rollups! Just stick the basket to the insides of your refrigerator wall.
3. Fill One Lower Door Shelf with Kids Drinks
Create a kid-accessible “refuel zone” on the bottom shelf. Fill it with kid drinks or grab-and-go snacks like yogurt. Teach your kids that they can grab a drink whenever they are thirsty and keep it stocked for them.
4. Designate Each Door Section and Label It
To keep things supremely organized, keep like items together in each door divider and label the outside of the divider with a sticker or magnet. Examples of like items include: sauces (hot sauce, soy sauce, etc.), sandwich dressings (mayonnaise, mustard, relish, ketchup), or specialty items (olives, pesto, tapenade).
5. Learn Your Humidity Controls
Like we mentioned earlier, knowing how to properly use your humidity settings on your crisper will help your fruits and veggies last longer. You can set the humidity from high to low on most fridges, so set one drawer to high humidity and one to low.
You should put anything that can rot in the low humidity drawer. This includes fruits and veggies that emit ethylene gas like apples, pears, avocados and most fruits. Ethylene gas emits from certain fruits (and some vegetables) and it causes many foods to ripen and expire faster. In the high humidity drawer you should put your leafy greens like spinach, arugula and herbs. The moisture keeps the veggies crisper and they’ll keep fresh longer.
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