Kitchen Organise

Fridge Organisation

May 2, 2013
 Is your fridge a hot mess? I know mine was. Not so much dirty, just unorganised, with those pesky little yogurt pouches falling out everywhere.

Organising your fridge is super easy to do, you will just need a few containers and some cute labels.

First pull everything out of your fridge and give it a good clean ( I know it’s the worst, but you might as well do it while you have everything out. Next you want to group everything into categories, cheese, deli meats, drinks, fruit and vegetables, etc. Put your categories into some containers or separate parts of the fridge and you are done. Told you it would be easy.

I’m going to start with the door of our fridge, on the first shelf we have mustard and tubes of garlic and ginger. The next shelf down is where we keep our spreads and margarine. The one after that has condiments and dressings, and the bottom shelf holds milk and juice.

Now the main part of the fridge. The section up the top holds our eggs, dips and pasta. The next shelf down is where the magic happens, I have 3 containers that fit perfectly on the shelf. The first one holds deli meats, the second has little H’s yogurt pouches, and the third keeps all our different cheeses contained. I think these three were the culprits of our disorganised fridge.

The middle shelf has a big water dispenser, cut vegetables for the week and any leftovers. Oh and don’t forget the beer.

On one side down the bottom, I have a plastic container to hold raw meats. I also put frozen meat in here to defrost. I love having this container because it means if any of the packages of meat leak; it doesn’t go all through the fridge. I can just take the container out and give it a quick clean and disinfect, instead of having to pull the whole fridge apart to clean it.

The other side of the bottom shelf has a container of any goodies I have baked for the week (this week it was zucchini slice Yum!). and in the crisper is all our vegetables and fruit.

On our leftovers and baked goodies I use a piece of Washi tape and a sharpie to write what it is and when it was put in the fridge. My memory is comparable to a goldfish these days so it is good to have a little reminder.

To keep our fridge clean and organised, each week when I do our grocery shop I go through and throw out anything that is out of date and give the fridge a quick wipe over. I find if I keep on top of it, the mess doesn’t get out of hand.

So, who is game to show me their fridge? I’m not really happy with my fruit and veg situation (they kind of all just get dumped in). If anyone has a better idea I would love to hear it or better yet, see it.

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  • Reply ~C~ June 4, 2013 at 2:33 am

    Found your blog thru Pinterest and I love your organizational skills!!! Thanks for the helpful tips and ideas – can't wait to implement some of them in our home. Check out my blog for a little rural life entertainment!

  • Reply Carly Joyce June 19, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Just read a tip today about putting bubble wrap on the bottom of your crisper to cushion the fruit and veg to stop bruising – I'll try it out and let you know.

    I have two sections to my crisper. One section is bigger than the other and this is where I put all of the fresh veggies after a fruit and veg shop – cauliflower, carrots and other 'tough' veg gets put on the bottom and things like zucchini, capsicum and tomatoes get placed on top. All of the older veggies get moved to the other small section so I know to use them first or maybe make a batch of soup if inspiration strikes 🙂

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