Step 1. Simplify.
- if you haven’t used it in a month and have no plans to, ditch it.
- check for expired food, especially things you have had for a while and don’t think of like dressings and sauces.
- if you can, try to get rid of things you can replace with your own homemade version.
Step 2. Plan.
- decide what types of food you will have on each shelf and in each drawer.
- you may need to move around your shelves to maximize your space.
- my shelves are:
- Fruit, Bread, Eggs
- Meat, Meat-Free Protein, Dairy
- Condiments, Baking and Condiments, Leftovers
- Bottom Drawers: Herbs and Greens, Veggies
- Door Shelves: Juices and Water Jug
- what you choose to place on each shelf is totally up to you and depends on the size of your fridge and which items you have the most of 🙂
Step 3. Organize
- organize your items, by type, into baskets and bins. you can find cheap containers at Walmart 🙂
- label your baskets, it makes it even easier to find what you are looking for.
Now when it’s time to cook dinner or you’re looking for a healthy snack, you can find all of your ingredients in a jiffy! And no more reaching all the way to the back of the refrigerator, just pull out the basket. Cleaning is easier too, just lift up or pull out each basket and wipe under!