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6 Tips To Organizing Your Fridge
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6 Tips to Organizing Your Fridge

Did you know that your disorganized fridge is costing you time and money? For example, when you stand in front of an open fridge pondering what you are going to eat, you are bringing down the temperature of the interior and causing the motor to run harder. On the other hand, when the contents of your refrigerator is organized, you can quickly get what you need. Close the door and save money on your energy bill. Here are some more kitchen organization tips that will help you to save time and money:

Plan Your Meals

Create meal plans and then put them on a special place on your refrigerator. This way, you'll know exactly what you are going to eat every day. If you have leftovers that need to be consumed, you can include them on your menu plan. You'll also ensure that you have the groceries you need to create your meals.

Buy Clear Containers With Lids

You'll get in and out of your fridge quicker when you know what you are looking for and you can see it in its container. Even inexpensive containers will help you save time and store left-over food.

If you are the type who throws away food because you don't know how old it is, start dating your food containers. If your fridge starts to get filled with food containers, rotate your containers so that the oldest contained foods are at the front. Place the newest leftovers in the back. This way, you'll consume the older dishes first and prevent them from spoiling.

Put Poultry And Meat In Container Bowls

To prevent cross-contamination of bacteria, make sure to rinse off your meat. Make sure that blood from the meat isn't dripping or coming in contact with other foods in the fridge. Keep your raw meats in a covered bowl.

Storage Foods By Date

Put the foods that you know you'll eat later in the week towards the back of the shelves and place your foods that you are eating soon towards the front.

Store Diary Items Closely Together

Don't store diary items in the fridge where they will be forgotten or where they'll be hard to reach. Diary items are the most perishable food products. Instead of forgetting your diary and letting it go bad, keep items such as the yogurt, the spreads and the cheeses close to the door where you can easily see and reach these.

Clean Out Your Fridge On A Regular Basis

Finally, clean out your fridge every couple of weeks. Wipe out the crumbs, the food drippings, the juice spills, etc. Wipe down your bottles that have residue stuck on them, such as your condiment bottles. Make sure that your refrigerator temperature is set to a proper temperature.

Kitchen organization is a key part of a room organization plan. By following these steps, you can save time and money!

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