Imagine you have kept your favorite brownie ice cream day before yesterday, and you have to eat it now and couldn’t find it. Like you have to shift all the containers here and there to search your ice cream. I think it would be very irritating?
Fridge has made our life so easy. Having a chilled glass of beverage after coming back home gives such a pleasure. For keeping Leftovers, milk, Making ice cubes.. But Do we take care of our Fridge? Do we keep our Fridge clean and Organised? Or We keep over stuffing it with all kinds of leftovers and unnecessary items. How many of you really take effort to clean your fridge?
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I will share how I have organized my Refrigerator. These are few tips on How I organize my medium size Refrigerator which makes my day to day life easier and Fridge looks more organized, clean & spacious.
Use Anti Slip Fridge Liner Mats so that items do not slide here and there. Alternatively, Dinning table Plastic mats can also be used. These fridge liner Roll Mat can be cut to any Shape or Size as per your needs.
Shelf Below the Freezer
The Shelf below the Freezer is the coldest shelf. It is more suitable for milk,dairy products, yogurts etc. I have allotted a basket to store these dairy products. Use Glass Jug or a steel vessel (as shown in the picture) to keep milk rather than wide vessel which occupies more space.
Second Shelf is mostly used for leftover foods or any batter. I use Square Glass Containers with lid to keep leftovers. By using these kind of food storage containers, boxes can be stacked on top of each other to save space. The best part is that they are microwave safe also. No need to change dishes to reheat the food.
I would also suggest to put a little label on your Storage Containers and write the date of preparation. It will be easier to keep a track of how old is food now which prevents food wastage.
You can also keep some of the grains according to the climate of the place you live in. Pulses or grains can be stored in Grocery dispenser with grids.
Third Shelf is used for meal prep items in Glass Containers with sections. I cut the veggies after proper cleaning and drying and use a paper napkin in the containers and store it.
I use Sliding Drawers to keep lemons to utilize free vertical space efficiently. It also gives easy access to everyday cooking things. It can be used for keeping small things like lemons, eggs, leafy veggies, fruits, candies. It can also be used as food container, drinks, egg holder, ideally sized to fit all types of fridge and freezer kitchen appliances. The five holes at the bottom of the tray helps the aid to pass through keeping the food fresh.
Alternatively, Adjustable Refrigerator Pull Out Bin can also be used which adds an extra space to the Refrigerator. It maximizes the vertical space to the Refrigerator. It is a helpful organizer for small Refrigerators. Hooks can be adjusted according to the deepness of the Shelf.
Keep eggs in two separate trays with lidso that you can place them on top of each other which helps in saving space.
I also keep most frequently cooking items like ginger, Curry Leaves, Chillis and peeled garlic in a Fridge Organizing Box (with sections). Alternatively, these can be peeled and stored in Ziploc bags after proper cleaning & drying. Just grab the complete box while cooking. No need to waste time in washing, peeling again and again.
I use two separate big baskets to keep Fruits & Dry fruits, Nuts. I keep Fruits washed, dried & in ready to consume state.
I keep all the vegetables segregated in Ziploc Bags or Brown Paper bags. Keeping them in Ziploc Bags helps to maintain their nutrition and shelf life. Keep Crisper Box in high humidity which keeps lasts longer.
I use a Storage basket to keep all the frozen veggies and snacks. Once, All the packed food is opened, shift it to Ziploc bag to prevent from spilling. As they are safely locked with the help of snack clips, they can be rolled and piled up in the basket. Freezer door is used to store all the spices which I don’t used often.
Tip: Use Baskets and label it properly to keep them organized.
As I don’t keep eggs & butter here, I have plenty of space to keep condiments like Chocolates in a basket, mayonnaise, olives, tomato sauces and beverages. I keep those items which keep refrigeration after opening.
At the bottom, I keep water bottles and Juices.
Tip: If your Fridge has some foul smell, Put a jar of Baking Soda in the Fridge. It will remove all the bad smell.