Fridges easily get disorganised and messy with daily use, often resulting in strange mystery boxes and unnecessary food waste. Here are some easy tips to help you improve organisation and free up useful space in your fridge.
A tidy fridge in six easy steps
It’s best to start with a thorough cleaning. It makes organising everything more rewarding and you’ll be more pleased with the end result.
Empty the fridge and wipe all surfaces clean
Plan the placement of everything
Group similar contents in handy storage boxes
Clear containers make it easy to see what’s inside
Zip-lock bags keep your food fresh for longer
Some foods don’t belong in the fridge
Handy box organisation
A smart organising tip is sorting items that need roughly the same temperature in larger boxes. The lower part of the fridge is colder – good for raw meat and dairy. The top is better for spreads and ready to eat foods, for instance. Boxes also make it easier cleaning up if something springs a leak.
Less surprises, less waste
With clear containers it’s easy to see what’s inside. And a good eye on things tends to lead to less food waste. Most container series come in a range of sizes with the same size lids, making the containers stackable. Some can even be used upside down – with the lid as a tray the container becomes a cover.
Smart storage choices for a tidy fridge
Food storage containers come in many different materials, types and sizes. To make sure that you always have options to choose between, having a mix in stock is usually what works best.
jar with insert, 0.4 l, clear glass/stainless steel
Seal in the freshness
These zip-lock bags keep veg, nuts and other foods fresh for longer. Thanks to the double seal they’re also great for storing leftovers and ready-made portions in the fridge. If you want – and depending on what’s been inside – you can re-use them with a quick hand wash.
What to keep out
Some foods are best stored outside the fridge. So, why not get a few hanging net bags and beautiful bowls for your countertop? It’s a much better place to keep your tomatoes, avocados, onions, potatoes, bananas and more. This is also a nice relief for your fridge, making it less crowded.