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4 Ways to Keep Your Refrigerator Clean and Organized

Nobody likes a crowded and messy fridge. Follow these tips to organize your fridge and keep it that way

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A lot of times, we don’t really bother to keep our refrigerators neat—only cleaning it when absolutely necessary.

We stuff it with jars of condiments, plastic containers of leftovers, varieties of cheese, and whatnots until it reaches a point of no return. Instead of going through the everyday hassle of shifting through the rows of items to find that jar of jam or bottle of mayonnaise, why not try these simple steps to keep your fridge organized? You’ll find things easier and your next clean-up will be a breeze.

Main photos from bhg.com and goodbyehousehellohome.com.

Use vinyl placemats.

When cleaning out a refrigerator, the last thing you want to see is food stains splattered all over the shelves (the worst, being the sticky kind). This means that you have to remove the entire shelf and run it under soapy water.

Adding vinyl placemats on every shelf will save you from that trouble. Yes, you still have to do a bit of cleaning but at least you don’t have to unhinge a heavy refrigerator shelf. Not to mention, vinyl placemats come in different colors and designs so you can even add a decorative touch to your fridge.

Photo from amandathevirtuouswife.com.

Group perishables together.

To avoid food wastage, add a bin for food items nearing expiration date. Whether it’s a half-used jar of tomato sauce, a carton of milk, or a tub of yoghurt, placing it where you can see it reminds you that it needs to be consumed sooner than later. Save yourself time, energy, and money.

Photo from clossette.com.

Sort items into plastic bins.

Bins help keep everything stored and organized properly inside your fridge. You can separate fruits, cheese, condiments, or drinks in separate containers so you know exactly where to find each item every time (and avoid keeping the door open for too long of a period).  

Plus, you don’t have to reach deep into each shelf to get what you need. The bins act like drawers that you can easily pull out whenever you need a particular item.  You may opt to add a Lazy Susan as part of your shelf for those hard to reach bottles and jars.

Photo from goodbyehousehellohome.com.

Stack bottles properly with the help of binder clips.

If you’re the type who often has bottles or cans of beer and soda stored in the fridge, one way to keep everything at bay is by clipping a binder clip onto the rack. This keeps the bottles or cans from rolling across the shelf and lets you stack them neatly on top of one another.

Photo from checkmedaily.com. 

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