If the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, it makes sense that the heart of any home is its kitchen, and the heart of any kitchen is the fridge. The fridge is where you keep your food, the source of energy that sustains you, so why would you want a fridge that’s full of disorganized junk? Use these tips from Closet & Storage Concepts of Charlotte, North Carolina to take back your fridge, because a healthy organized fridge will result in a healthy, organized life!
Create Food Zones
This seems like common sense, but you wouldn’t believe how many people simply throw meat and cheese together in a vegetable crisper, creating anarchy in their fridge. Use the basic layout of your fridge to create zones and territories for specific food types and items. This will help you to keep everything where it belongs and will make it easy to find what you need and faster to put things away. Keep fruits in one crisper and veggies in another. Have a separate shelf for beverages and keep your meat and dairy apart.
Containers are Your Friend
Containers, packets, bags, Tupperware and so on are key to keeping your fridge clean and tidy. Avoid the temptation to just wrap leftover meals in tin foil or throw saran wrap on a bowl, this is how spills and messes occur. Instead, opt for sealed Tupperware that will keep out germs and bacteria and make it easy to see what you have. Never again will you have to excavate those long forgotten leftovers at the back of the fridge. Have a section for all your containers and do a weekly purge of things that need to be tossed out.
Use Organizational Tools
There are all sorts of storage gadgets and items that are available on the market. Use things like turntables and lazy susans to store all your sauces, dressings, and condiments for easy access. Fridge baskets with handles are great for miscellaneous items that aren’t frequently used like jars of pickles or peppers. From egg containers to racks for wine bottles, make use of these organization aids to make things easy on yourself.
For more storage and organization advice, visit Closet & Storage Concepts of Charlotte, North Carolina today! We can help you get your food organized with custom pantry storage solutions.
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