Refrigerator organization may seem impossible, but it doesn’t have to be. These easy tips to organize your fridge will help you store food and find it easily every time.
This post on refrigerator organization was sponsored by Best Buy.
Keeping and maintaining a clean and organized refrigerator can be a struggle when you have a counter depth fridge. Because when you lose those inches of space that help make your fridge seem less bulky and intrusive in your kitchen on the outside, you also lose that interior space as well.
But it doesn’t have to be a struggle. With just a few tips and tricks you can transform your fridge. Using these tools and staying on top of refrigerator organization regularly will ensure you always have an organized fridge. A place where are you and anyone else can find what they’re looking for when they’re looking for it.
I know the struggles of going from a full-sized fridge down to a counter depth refrigerator. It’s surprising how just a few inches can make such a big impact on what you can store. And keeping it organized after a big shopping trip to a warehouse store can be an even bigger struggle if you don’t how to organize your fridge. So here are my tried and true steps for refrigerator organization.
How to Organize Your Fridge
1. Take everything out.
You need to remove all of the contents from your refrigerator and place them on the counter.
The perfect time to clean your fridge is when it’s empty. Before you organize the refrigerator spend some time to do a deep clean. Once you’ve done the deep clean, keeping it clean is easy if you wipe up spills and crumbs right away.
3. Organize Your Fridge by Purging.
Before putting stuff back into the fridge, check expiration dates and look for leftovers and mystery items that may have gone unnoticed. If you don’t remember the last time you used something, it may be a good indication you don’t need it. You might also be shocked to find you have more than one of the same item open. So definitely try to consolidate what you can.
4. Store condiments in the door.
Because the door is frequently opened and closed, it’s the warmest part of your refrigerator. You don’t want more perishable items exposed to those constant temperature changes. Not only that, it’s easier to find condiments and know what you have on hand if you know where to look.
5. Adjust the fridge shelves.
If you were storing your milk or other perishables in the refrigerator door in the past, this may be a good time to adjust the shelves so you can fit things where they need to be. I generally leave my shelves in the same position and don’t have to adjust. As you’re figuring out how to best organize your fridge, you may have to make adjustments.
6. Use the first in, first out method.
When you restock your fridge make sure you’re putting newer items behind older ones so you’re using up the oldest items before moving onto the newer ones.
7. Don’t put things in the fridge that don’t belong there.
Know how to store food in the fridge is key. An easy indicator is if it’s refrigerated at the grocery store, it needs to be stored in the fridge at home. Never put unopened condiments directly in the fridge, they only need to be stored in there after they’re opened.
The all new Bosch Counter Depth Refrigerators give you the sleek design with less space outside, but more options inside. It sits flush with the counter and has hidden hinges for a built-in look and feel.
Organizing your fridge is made easy with the FlexBar™ design with 5 tempered glass shelves (4 of which are adjustable and half-width), 3-gallon door bins on each side, and 2 humidity-controlled compartments for storing food. This allows everyone to create extra space for the foods they need to store and creates the perfect home for wine bottles, condiments, eggs, and more. It also has a full-length chiller drawer to store snacks or oversized platters until they’re ready to be served. Perfect for every day and holiday entertaining!
If you didn’t think this fridge could get any better, it also has Home Connect™. With the Home Connect™ app you can monitor and control your Bosch refrigerator wherever you are.** These connected refrigerators from Bosch were designed to give you peace of mind while allowing customization and simplification.
**Connectivity and speed varies based on network and Wi-Fi levels.
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How do you organize your fridge?