Fridge Organization and Storage
There’s nothing quite like a clean fridge. With a few smart organizational habits, you can make the most of your fridge storage space and never over-buy food at the grocery store again. In this guide, we’ve shared five fridge organization tips that anyone can apply to their daily routine, so that food stays fresh and leftovers aren’t forgotten.
Label Your Containers and Doors
First, this easy organizational strategy may seem like a no-brainer, but most people don’t think they need labels to remind them about leftover food. Even if you’re using clear containers, it’s smart to label them with masking tape and a sharpie, because you can also write down the initial cooking date. This helps when determining if the food is spoiled. Likewise, you can create permanent labels for the refrigerator doors, so that everyone has a quick reference about where to store items.
Only Refrigerate Items that Need to Be Chilled
To create more space in your fridge, make sure that you’re only storing items that require refrigeration. For example, you don’t need to chill tomatoes, potatoes, bananas, or raw onions. Instead, store these foods in a cool, dry place in your kitchen (such as a countertop or pantry shelf).
Divide Food into Baskets
Most refrigerators have dedicated drawers for meat, fruit, and vegetables, but you can create even more categories with a few storage baskets. We recommend choosing a basket design that can handle moisture and exposure to food. Meanwhile, you can store non-refrigerated items in a Bamboo Fruit Bowl or Hand-woven Square Storage Basket.
Create an “Eat First” Basket
After investing in a few fridge storage baskets, you can label one “Eat First”, and use it for any food that is about to spoil. This is a smart idea if you have kids who come home after school looking for a snack, or a clueless spouse who doesn’t check food freshness.
Invest in a Bacon Saver
Finally, if you enjoy a few pieces of delicious bacon in the morning, you should definitely buy a storage container to keep it fresh. Designed to stay airtight, these containers reduce plastic wrap waste and are perfect for storing cold cuts too.
Ready to organize your fridge? At Seville Classics, we’ve designed storage solutions and workstations for every room in the house, including the kitchen. Once you adopt a few fridge organization habits, you’ll eat fresher food, feel more creative when cooking, and spend less money on groceries. For more kitchen organization tips, visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook page and get inspired!