To Top

Save Money by Organizing Your Refrigerator

contest winner icon

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.


Once a week empty the fridge prior to grocery shopping so that you do not purchase something that you already have, while empty wipe the inside clean before returning food to the fridge. Keep a check list on your computer (I use excel) of all the most frequently used items so that you can highlight when they are needed.

By Donnaschmitt215 from Glendale, NY

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

February 3, 20130 found this helpful

I, too, keep an inventory in Excel! I've found it helpful to have a column for "update date" so that I know when I confirmed that I have or don't have a particular item - that helps when I update it after a shopping trip, or do a quick partial inventory instead of a complete one.


I use little rectangular removable stickers from the office supply store for labels. I write on them with a fine-tip pen, with the name of the item and the date. If they don't get wet, these will peel off nicely when you're done with them, yet they stay put even in the freezer if the container is perfectly clean where you put them.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
An open refrigerator.
Organizing Your Refrigerator
Budget & Finance Saving MoneyMarch 20, 2012
Refrigerator Drip Pan Fills with Water
Refrigerator Drip Pan Fills with Water
Refrigerator Ice
Refrigerator Makes Ice But Will Not Dispense
Man Repairing Refrigerator
Money Saving Refrigerator Tips
Refrigerator Door
Testing a Refrigerator Seal
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/10/04 07:59:34 in 921 msecs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!