The Refrigerator isn’t just an old football player. It’s the hardest working appliance in your kitchen. This article got started while watching TV and a commercial for the refrigerator that will send you a picture of the inside so you know you are out of milk. Wow Fancy! Anyway you know I keep a running grocery list but when it comes to dairy and fresh veggies the running grocery list does not work for our small family. So actually that fancy feature is a great idea. Before you go to the grocery store snap a picture of the inside of your fridge.
Lets talk about your fridge. Do you have containers in there that are growing mold or are fuzzy? Lets get rid of that. Leftovers should be cleared out on a weekly basis. In our house we have garbage pick-up one time per week so Wednesday night is clean out the fridge night.
For a long time we did not put anything in containers. We used reclosable zip top bags. If you are not good at eating leftovers and you find that you have lots of science projects growing in your fridge you might try zip top bags too. At least you don’t have to open them to trash them. No more smelly mystery unidentifiable leftovers.
Another thing is do you have 10 different types of salad dressing and other condiments in your fridge? Why? Organize your fridge by zone. You have a crisper, a deli drawer, and a butter shelf, so why not a dressing space. If you keep your condiments together you will not have to search and hopefully not have multiple opened bottles cluttering up your fridge.
We have a deep freeze. It is a chest type which can become the place where good veggies to the freezer burn and die. But you can control that by adding some organizing. I suggest you have some crates or dividers to sort your food and keep like items together. For example we have a space we keep our ground beef, a crate for veggies, a tray that sits on top of the crate for fruits. I know that we frequently use chicken so having a designated stop means I don’t have to dig to see what is there.
We also have system that every 6 months where we don’t buy any freezer foods until we eat everything that is in there. If forces us to use what we have on hand. No more 1 corndog and 3 pizza rolls abandoned at the bottom of the freezer. I plan this for just before Thanksgiving. I am then sure I can fit an extra turkey in the freeze so when Christmas comes around and ham is on sale but not turkey I am ahead of the game.
Y’all know I love hearing from you. What are your tips to keep your refrigerator and freezer organized? Feel free to share this if you like what I have to say.
Thanks ~ Pamela
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