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4 Ways to Keep Your Refrigerator Organized

Avoid nasty odors and keep your ingredients accessible

Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photo)

How do you keep the refrigerator clean and organized? Some add stackable containers, others prefer jars, and most schedule a weekly defrosting to keep the appliance in tip-top shape.

If you open your fridge today, what would you see? If you have pitchers, bottles, fruits, and vegetables in disarray, maybe it's time to deal with the mess. Achieve order and maintain your ref with the help of these tips:

Don't scrimp on organizers

One of the reasons why your fridge looks messy might be because there are no designated spots for the different food items. Do you have the habit of simply placing everything inside after your trip to the gorcery? Keep things in place by compartmentalizing your ref. Assign a spot for pitchers, bottles, and other drinks.

Make use of organizers so you can group food items accordingly. You can even add cute labels to make it easier for you to find what you need.

Use clear containers

It would also be ideal if you can easily see the contents of each container. Choose clear plastic containers or repurpose mason jars to store food and other ingredients.

Follow a cleaning schedule

How often do you clean the refrigerator? Make sure you clean it regularly and not just when you smell funky odors! Some homeowners schedule a weekly "defrosting" so that you can clean your ref from the inside out. Make sure you wipe the tiers, corners, and doors.

Dispel odors by mixing water and baking soda in bowl then leaving it inside the ref. Some prefer to work with activated charcoal to remove bad smells.

READ: 8 Ways to Remove Refrigerator Odors

Stick some reminders

Do you often forget that you have an extra carton of milk inside or an ingredient that's about to expire? Take note of these items and that of your cleaning schedule by leaving notes on your refrigerator's door. If you want to keep the ref neat, you can also set alerts on your mobile phone.

Samsung RS803 side-by-side Refrigerator, P99,900.

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