Is your fridge too cluttered to find anything? Keeping the fridge tidy is much harder than it sounds!
Professional Organiser Carol Posner gives us some top tips to keep your fridge organised!
1. Don’t pack your fridge too tightly
Allowing airflow between food will help the temperature circulate evenly. Look out for fridges which have temperature controlled pantry drawers to keep your vegetables around 2-3 degrees warmer than the rest of the fridge.
2. Group similar foods together
Keep your fruit and vegetables separate and in lower drawers. Put them in clear bags to avoid them marking the fridge – you can grab them easily and see everything inside them very clearly.
3. Create order with containers
Square ones are best and you can buy different sizes so you can stack and pack easily – you’d be amazed how many you can fit in the space. If you have leftovers, pack them in plastic containers and keep them towards the front of the fridge so that you can see and reach them with ease.
4. Clean any spills
If orange juice spills on refrigerator seals, it makes them more prone to splitting so it is very important that such spills are cleaned up straight away. Milk and orange juice are best stored in the doors of the fridge.
5. Tall items go at the back
Keep your taller items at the back of the fridge so they don’t obscure the smaller items and face all the bottle labels out to the front so you can read them easily.
6. Wrap your meats
Always wrap meat, chicken or fish in plastic wrap and place on a plate to avoid dripping on other foods. It’s best to store raw meats of any kind on the lowest shelf.
7. Freeze your meals
If you are regularly preparing meals in advance and freezing them, write the name of the meal and the date it was prepared on the package before storing.