It’s DAY 6 of #The30DayHomeRefresh.
Today we’re refreshing your fridge. From emptying and cleaning to sorting and organizing, we’ve got you covered.

As with any organization project, step one is to empty the area being organized. So take everything out of the fridge and as you pull each item out check expiration dates, toss the expired stuff and take note of what’s soon to expire.

While everything is out of the fridge do a deep clean to disinfect and sanitize all surfaces of the fridge.

Organize the contents of the fridge before putting anything back in – organize like items with like items and keep these tips in mind:
- Meat/fish should be stored on the lowest shelf to prevent cross-contamination
- Fruits and vegetables should be stored in separate drawers. Some fruits produce ethylene which make your other veggies decompose faster.
- The refrigerator door is the warmest part of the fridge, so only condiments should go there.
- Eggs and milk should not be stored on the door, they should be placed in a colder part of the refrigerator.

We use bins and boxes to keep our storage spaces throughout our homes neat and tidy. In the images below, we show you how to use containers to keep your fridge organized as well.


Image from Amazon

A turntable makes it easy to access those foods that might normally end up in the back of the fridge. It also works as a quick grab and go snack station in the fridge. This divided turntable is from Amazon.


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Mini drawers are a great way to add storage space below the shelves in your fridge. These are from Amazon.


Images from The Container Store

Being able to store your beverages horizontally and then stack them will gain you additional storage space in the fridge. Both the wine storage and can storage are from The Container Store. 



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Baskets that stick to the fridge walls are a great way to add usable storage and to keep the small items from getting lost in the fridge. This basket uses suction cups to stick to the wall.



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Adjustable drawer dividers (the same ones you'd use in your kitchen cabinets) are a great way to keep the drawers in the fridge organized. 



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Borrow some supplies from the home office to keep the fridge organized. These file organizers are perfect to keeping pouches and packets organized.


Any questions about fridge organization? What's the oldest thing you've found in your fridge?

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