8 Tips on Organising Your Fridge

Organising Your Fridge

When people think of home organisation, inside the fridge may be the last thing on their mind. However, organising your fridge is extremely important because it means the correct storage of food, avoiding food waste by items hidden at the back going out of date, and also means cooking and healthy living can be a whole lot easier.

Home Organisation

Have Designated Shelves for Placing Items

Organising your fridge will be simple when you know where certain foodstuff goes.

The top shelf is for items ready to go, such as deli meats. Middle/lower shelves are for dairy items like cheese, butter, and yoghurt. The bottom shelf is for raw food. The drawer is for salad items and vegetables. Door shelves for condiments, bottled juices, and milk

Raw and Cooked Food Should Be Separated as Much as Possible

You might want to pop some leftovers into the fridge but have some raw meat in there, too. Always place cooked food on the highest shelf with raw, uncooked food on the very bottom shelf. Raw food shouldn’t be placed on the top because it could drip or leak onto items below. This could begin to make your kitchen smell.

Get Into a Good Fridge Cleaning Schedule

Not only is this essential for hygiene purposes, but it’s a good opportunity to take a good look at which food items are in your fridge and check the dates on them as you’re moving everything around to clean.


Be Organised with Your Meat

Check the expiry date on your meat and organise it in your fridge accordingly (such as storing meat based on the earliest expiry date closer to hand, so it’s used first). Always stick by the dates and don’t rely on a sniff test if the date has passed – meats that smell okay can still make you ill.

Thaw Your Fridge

Did you know your fridge needs to be regularly thawed? This is to avoid a buildup of ice, so if you spot any gathering at the back of your fridge, it could be time for a thaw.

Keep Fresh Foods Away From The Very Back

Fresh items, like herbs and salads, need to be kept in the salad drawer (which should be done when organising your fridge) and away from the very back of the fridge. This is because the back of the fridge is the coldest area, so delicate foods could freeze and become ruined.

Know How to Store Opened Items Properly

Jars of foodstuff, once opened, like jam, should then be placed in the fridge with the lid back on. Cooked food should be stored while covered, such as with cling film, while you should seal meat or fish items as tightly as you can.

Let Cooked Food Cool Before Putting in the Fridge

If you want to store leftovers, let them turn cold on the side before putting them in the fridge. Placing hot food straight into the fridge can change the temperature in there and lead to food spoiling in the kitchen.

    Get in Touch

    We understand that organising your home can be a daunting task and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. That’s why we’re here to make the process as straightforward and stress-free as possible. Whether you need help decluttering, creating storage solutions or just want to revamp your space, our team of experienced professionals are on hand to provide you with the support and guidance you need. Get in touch today to find out how we can help get your fridge and home organised. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Contact us