2. WORK OUT WHERE EVERYTHING SHOULD GO
Did you know that actually knowing where to place items in your fridge is super important? Yup, me neither but turns out this is crucial in ensuring the prevention of cross contamination and spoilage of food. Home Solutions 101 shares a great info graphic below and also goes into so much more detail on their blog.
Via Home Storage Solutions 101
If you want a quick unabridged version:
- Raw meat and seafood should be stored on the bottom shelf.
- Avoid keeping milk in the fridge door -the temperature in the door fluctuates and typically isn’t cold enough to keep dairy products at their best.
- Store food leftovers in BPA free plastic tupperware or glass containers Move them to the front of the fridge so everyone knows they need to be eaten…like now!
Via Premeditated Leftovers
So now you have a rough idea of where things should go in your fridge, making sure food doesn’t go to waste should be much more easier …right?
3.BUY FRIDGE STORAGE BINS
Purchase several identical plastic or glass baskets from your local store. Use them to group similar items together i.e condiments in one and dairy products in another.
Via One Good Thing
Personally I am a huge fan of these clear stackable fridge storage containers from Amazon.They come in all different shapes and sizes and really add that fresh touch to your fridge.
Very Real Housewives Yolanda – ish…. if you don’t know what I mean, check out a picture of her amazing fridge (it has its own Instagram account by the way just thought I’d mention that).
4 LABEL CONTAINERS AND DOORS
My little sister is training to be a chef and she says everything in her work place fridge has to be labeled (expiry date and all). Whilst that might seem slightly time consuming to begin with, in the long run it saves you time. How? Because you know where to look for things.
Head over to Clean and Scentisible to print out these labels..today (I’m not kiddding about the ‘today’ thing)
Via Clean and Scentsible
Labelling shelves and compartments also avoids items getting trapped in the back of the fridge for months.
Via Boom Chocolate
And just to add, you can achieve the same results with using something as simple as a dry eraser!
via My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
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