Maximizing Refrigerator Storage and Freshness

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1. Place a new container of Baking Soda on the top shelf every thirty days

2. Store milk on a shelf vs. in the door (as the temps there are too variable).

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3. Group and containerize like items (i.e.  fridge bins are homes for kids’ snacks, deli meats, and dips & spreads).

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4. Stackable fridge bins allow you to group like items AND maximize vertical space

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5. Store raw meat on the bottommost shelf or drawer (in case of leaks)

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6. Designate one shelf (at eye level) for left overs [so that they don’t get lost in the mix and forgotten] and another for beverages

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7. Label!

8. Keep a sharpie on top of the fridge  so that you can quickly jot “opened dates” right on the container

9. This is pretty straight forward, but still worth a mention – keep cheese in the cheese drawer, butter in the butter compartment, and fruits and veggies (together) in the crisper 🙂

10. Group like items [dressings, condiments, pickled “anythings,” sauces, and bottled water] and store them in the door compartments

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Just like a well-ordered pantry, a well ordered fridge reduces food waste as well as makes cooking and food prep easier and more enjoyable.

P.S. I haven’t done a major grocery trip this week so our fridge is pretty bare, which made it easier to clean. There’s another tip for ya 😉

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6 thoughts on “Maximizing Refrigerator Storage and Freshness

  1. This is awesome Sarah… I just spent 5 minutes studying your fridge in hopes mine will be as neat! I love labeling too, great idea for the fridge! I can’t wait to get my bins – THANKS for the tips… I’m a huge fan 🙂

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