6 Fridge Organization Tips You Can Try Today

Can you recall that huge yellow mason jar logo that I painted on my fridge last year? If you can’t, here’s a quick peek – please avert your eyes if the colour yellow or ball mason jars just isn’t your thing. I promise I’ll understand.



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!


fridge organization - what do to do with left over food / grillo designs www.grillo-designs.com

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?



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.


use baskets or fridge storage bins are very important in fridge orgnanization / grillo designs www.grillo-designs.com

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.


clear stackable fridge storage bins via amazon / grillo designs www.grillo-designs.com

Via Amazon

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).




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 kidding about the ‘today’ thing)


plastic dollar store baskets used for fridge organization / grillo designs www.grillo-designs.com

Via Clean and Scentsible


Labelling shelves and compartments  also avoids items getting trapped in the back of the fridge for months.


labelling fridge door for fridge organization / grillo designs www.grillo-designs.com

Via Boom Chocolate


And just to add, you can achieve the same results with using something as simple as a dry eraser!


dry eraser used to label fridge items for the easy fridge organization ideas / grillo designs www.grillo-designs.com

via My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia



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  1. Fridge magnet containers?! That is genius. I also like the idea of labelling stuff. Because I always do the food shop and unpack it all, the Mr comes home and always asks where things are (don’t know why he doesn’t just look). Labelling the shelves would save me the job of explaining where the apples are EVERY SINGLE TIME HE ASKS.

    I love the look of the jars, but probably won’t bother with that because what sort of guest is ever going to look in the fridge?

  2. Fabulous roundup! Lots of handy information Medina. Thanks for the tips. This is making me go and sort out my messy fridge!

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