8+ genius tips to keep your fridge organized

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The refrigerator, an appliance we use daily, is one of the most useful things in our homes. So why is it that we treat it like that hallway closet you throw everything into, then quickly shut the door so it doesn't fall back out? Keeping the fridge tidy and organized can not only maximize space but save you time and even prevent food waste.
So we created a quick video with some easy tips to help you better organize your fridge. These tips take practically no time, and they're going to make you wish you'd done this a long time ago. Curious about what we've come up with? Be sure to check out the video and the tips here below!
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1. Use plastic containers
The days of angrily shoving condiments and Tupperware around the refrigerator will be long-gone thanks to this trick. Keep condiments, jellies, spreads, or whatever else is cluttering up your shelves together. It's not only going to look organized but help you find things easier, too.
2. Label your drawers
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If you label your drawers, you're much more likely to stick to the original organization method. We suggest making a veggie drawer, dairy drawer, and even a cold cuts drawer.
3. Store food in mason jars
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This is adorable, right? Well, it's handy, too. Try keeping extra or leftover food in mason jars; they can stack and take up less space. Plus, they're easy to toss in your bag and bring to work for lunch or a snack.
4. Use a Lazy Susan
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They might call her lazy, but she's also pretty genius. A Lazy Susan is perfect for storing your condiments or whatever else you reach for often in the refrigerator. You can easily open the doors, swing the turntable around to what you need, and get back into the kitchen.
5. Use an egg carton for sauces
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Your ketchup, barbecue, and salad dressing bottles are going to take up much less room by being turned upside down. Plus, using the egg carton means the good stuff is always going to be at the top ready to be squeezed out. This is an all-in-one organizer and lifehack.
6. Make shelves out of magazine racks
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Do you have any of these old file organizers or magazine holders lying around? Before you toss them, turn them on their side and slide them into the fridge. You can use them as shelves for much-needed storage space.
7. Create an herb box
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Do you love using fresh herbs, but struggle to find space for them? Try one of these mini-shelf organizers for all your freshly picked and chopped herbs. You can keep them wrapped neatly so they don't get squished. Be sure to wrap them in paper towel too, so they don't trap any excess moisture.
8. Make an 'eat me first' box
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One of the worst things is reaching your hand to the back of the fridge only to find old, moldy, and half-eaten items that were forgotten. Prevent food waste and never deal with gross back-of-the-fridge-food ever again with this simple trick.
Other helpful tips:
- Put cling wrap on your shelves for easy and quick cleanup.
- Use bins and organizers in the freezer too.
- Take a photo of your fridge before going shopping so you don't accidentally over shop.
- Keep tape and a sharpie with a magnet on the fridge so you can easily label leftovers (so you never eat a-bit-too-old food ever again).
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