Cool Ideas For Organizing Your Fridge And Freezer
Marilyn Caylor 2/22/2016
Just like real estate, the space in your fridge is all about location and accessibility. Where you decide to put your food and how you organize it can help your kitchen experience become a happy one.
Make A Chalkboard Fridge
This is such a fantastic idea! Paint a chalkboard right onto the front of your fridge. It makes it so easy to let the family know what's for dinner. Full instructions on this DIY project can be found here.
Or, Use A Dry Erase Marker
If you don't want to paint a chalkboard on your refrigerator doors, try using a dry erase marker to document your inventory of food. Remember to keep all permanent markers out of the immediate vicinity.
The "Eat Me First" Basket
Instead of worrying about when your food will go bad, organize your fridge so that you'll know ahead of time what needs to be eaten first! By putting the older food up front and center, you'll minimize food waste.
Fun Snack Zone
Setup a dedicated kids-only snack zone in your fridge. Fill it with healthy options such as fruit, pre-cut veggies, granola, nuts and yogurt. Be sure to keep it on a shelf that short bodies and hands can easily reach. A cute sign can also add extra visual appeal that children love.
Low Cost Magazine Freezer Shelves
If you turn a magazine holder onto it's side, what does it look like? Why, it's a shelf - which is perfect for organizing the freezer!
Cute Fridge Bins
Plastic bins are great for organizing many things, including the contents of your fridge.
Make Use Of Labels
Instead of pulling out each and every bin to find out what's inside, make cute laminated labels so you can easily identify its contents.
Reduce Condiment Clutter
There's no need to have condiments of all shapes and sizes taking up space in the fridge door. Store them in matching squeeze bottles. Don't forget to label what's inside!
Grab And Go Fruit Basket
Add a fruit basket inside the crisper drawer. That way, you'll have easy access to your favorite healthy snacks and won't have to dig down to the bottom of the drawer to find that apple!
Genius Binder Clip Trick
Use binder clips on shelves to maximize all of the unused space in your fridge and freezer.
DIY Shelf Mats
Cleaning shelves in the fridge can be a chore. Use shelf mats to make cleanup a breeze! Cut plastic placemats to fit the shelf, and when it needs to be cleaned, all it takes is a quick dunk in the sink.
Twirling Lazy Susan
A Lazy Susan puts almost anything within reach, so that you don't have to fumble for that salsa hiding all the way in the back. This can also help eliminate those moldy surprises you might find during fridge cleaning season.
Clever Freezer Bags
If you have an upright chest freezer, sort the contents by category inside a reusable shopping bag. You can easily pull out the frozen fruit bag that has what you need, without having to dig underneath piles of ground beef to find it.
Practical Egg Basket
If you don't have built in egg slots in your fridge, then make your own and store it in the side door.
Write Down "Opened On" Dates
Use a sharpie and masking tape to write down the date you opened an item. For food that doesn't come with an expiration date, this can help you keep track of when it is likely to go bad.
Single Serving Magnetic Containers
Attach small magnetic plastic containers to the sides of the fridge. It's great for storing small snacks, such as nuts or sesame seeds.
Know Where And How To Store It
Fridge temperatures can vary from the top to bottom shelves, and also from the front to the back. Knowing where to store your food can help extend its shelf life.
Your Best Fridge Ever
Storing food is just as important as organizing their placement. From creating a snack zone for kids to making separate storage bins for salads or fruit, these refrigerator hacks can help make your kitchen life a lot easier to manage.