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Organizing Your Refrigerator

I find that if I use wire baskets (or plastic) to organize my freezer and refrigerator, it is so much easier to find things and also to clean them. I move the oldest items in the freezer to the bottom bin so they get used sooner. This has saved me a lot of time looking for things.

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I live alone and have a pretty small refrigerator. I found that buying one of those little plastic baskets from the dollar store and putting all your jams, jellies, etc. in it on the bottom shelf of your refrigerator.

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I love condiments. But some of the bottles are a little too slender to stay up when I open the door. Today I came up with something I think might help some of you.

A collection of recycled aluminum cans near tall narrow condiment bottles.

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The bottle tops with their lids make perfect bowl covers for the refrigerator. This particular one is from a white vinegar bottle.

Bottle Top Dish Covers for the Refrigerator

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July 28, 2011

I buy removable labels at an office store. I put them on the lids of containers with the date and type of food. Now we know what leftover is in the fridge. I use the 7 day rule and throw out when necessary.

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March 20, 2012

Always add a label with the date a product was opened to insure freshness. If you do not plan to use leftovers right away, immediately freeze them for future use.

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Easy Refrigerator Slide Shelves. Make a slide in/out shelf in your fridge by using 1-2 cookie sheets. On these place your bottles, jars, etc. Gives you easy access because they slide in and out.

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To keep my fridge organized, I found some second hand plastic drawer units. I then keep my cheeses, lunch meat, eggs, and breads in them.

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December 20, 2011

If you're like most people, keeping up with the organization of your refrigerator is one of the last things on your mind. We generally tend to forget about our refrigerator until there is a problem, like we suddenly need to put something in it and there's not enough room.

Organizing Your Refrigerator

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I bought a two door fridge. The freezer side of the fridge was difficult to organize. The meat was one on top of another on shelves, so I used two plastic bin drawers that fit perfectly on the shelves

A two door fridge that is well organized.

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I had a lot of the old fashioned metal desk trays. These now are in the fridge to help keep things organized, i.e. all the dairy products including: yogurt, sour cream, and sliced cheese are in one.

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February 5, 2008

We buy orange juice by the carton and usually have two in the refrigerator door. The one that has been opened is turned to the outside; the unopened on is turned in. That way I don't take out the wrong on accidentally.

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August 31, 2005

Tips to help you ogranize your Refrigerator. Post your ideas.

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August 31, 20050 found this helpful

A healthy and stress-free life can start in your kitchen. Here are 4 steps to getting your refrigerator organized.

TOSS. Immediately toss out any food that is spoiled, has an expired date, is unidentifiable or that nobody in your family is ever going to want again. The same goes for the freezer.

CLEAN. Moving your items from one shelf to the next, empty off each shelf one at a time and wipe clean. Scrape off any leftover bits of food and wipe up any spills. Do the same for the interior refrigerator door and drawers.

CATEGORIZE. Designate shelves for different categories. Milk, juice and soda bottles on the top shelf. Foods ready to eat (leftovers or foods that need no cooking) on the second shelf. Unprepared foods that need to be cooked on the third shelf. Soda cans and heavy items on the bottom shelf. Veggies and fruits in the produce drawer. Condiments on the interior door.

CLEAR OFF THE OUTSIDE. Remove all loose papers from the outside of your refrigerator. Toss out anything that is outdated. Put coupons into a coupon organizer. Recipes you're definitely going to prepare, should be placed in a recipe file. Place other papers into a Tickler File or a filing cabinet.

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August 31, 20050 found this helpful

To help keep things organized in my refrigerator, so that my husband can find what he needs, I keep a couple small shallow baskets on the bottom shelf. I put all the small containers of mustard, soy sauce, jellies, hot sauce, etc. in these baskets. They can be pulled out to check the contents. This leaves me just enough room between them to store an extra carton of eggs.

I store leftovers in the fridge in covered plastic containers. I always stick a piece of masking tape on the top and write the date and the contents on the tape. It helps avoid leftovers being forgotten until they turn green.

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By Sandra (Guest Post)
January 8, 20070 found this helpful

I just stumbled on a website with the coolest new idea. You can get a bunch of frames in different colored sheets that really organized the front of my fridge. I don't know if they're in stores yet. http://www.fridgeframes.com is the web site.

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April 7, 20080 found this helpful

I take all my kids juice boxes/yogurts/puddings/etc. and put them in the crispers so that saves space.

I use cheap plastic baskets from the $1 store for all the condiments. I never use my shelves on the door because I heard food will spoil from the door being opened all the time.

And for the front of the fridge - you can find cute colored frames @ Walgreens or any other drugstore. It does make the front of yr fridge look cuter.

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When you have too many things to fit into the fridge and then need to place a large casserole dish on a shelf, how do you arrange stacking? Any special gizmos?

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May 21, 20080 found this helpful

Sometimes, when I need the space for just a day, I'll put all my jars and bottles.....you know catsup, pickles, relish, mustard, dressings etc., in a camping "cooler" and dump ice in the cooler. Then I can use my shelf space for my big dessert or casserole that needs to stay cold and those other items will still be fine for later use.

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April 10, 2019

Organizing your condiments in the fridge can not only save you time when cooking or preparing lunch for school and work, but it can help alert you to the need to replace supplies that are getting low. This is a page about organizing condiments in your refrigerator.

A row of condiments in the refrigerator.

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September 17, 2018

If you are looking for a new way to use that lazy Susan that is collecting dust in a cabinet or the garage, use it in your fridge. There are also new ones that can be used this way as well to help organize and make foods more accessible. This is a page about using a lazy Susan in your fridge.

Lazy Susan in a refrigerator.

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