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4 Steps to an Organized Fridge

This post is written by certified professional organizer Tiffany Engler.

Is your refridgerator looking a little scary? Spending time on organizing your fridge may save you money. You will be less likely to buy something you already have andyou may go out to eat less because you can actually find something to eat. Here is an example of a fridge in need of a makeover.

Fridge Needing a Makeover

To organize your fridge follow these 4 steps:

Step 1: Empty the fridge. Check the expiration dates as you go, tossing anything outdated. Put everything else on the counter.

Clean Your Fridge

Step 2: Sort the food on your counter into categories that make sense to you. Here are some ideas:

  •  Sort by meal. If your children are always making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, then put all the ingredient together into one container. This way all they have to do is pull out the PB&J container.
  •  Sort by category. Think of how grocery stores organize the isles. You could keep all dairy together, all grains together and all drinks together. You could even have a shelf dedicated to leftovers.

Step 3: Put your food away. As you do this think about placement. Do you want your children to be able to reach something? Then maybe you need to keep it lower. Do you want heavier items easier to reach? Then maybe you need to rearrange your shelves so the milk will fit on the bottom shelf.

If you have a lot of space between shelves, consider using stackable baskets to maximize the space. Also, if you have a lot of condiments that continue to get pushed to the back, consider using turntables to hold them. Also, invest in quality food storage containers that stack on top of each other. This too will maximize the space in your fridge.

After doing these three steps here is an after picture of the same fridge.

Organized Fridge

Step 4: Maintain the order. Before you go to the grocery store, spend a few minutes cleaning out your fridge. Get rid of the old to prepare for the new. This will also familiarize yourself of what you do have in there so you donʼt buy doubles. Then every season (or 4 times per year) talk everything out, wipe down the shelves and reorganized.

Tiffany Engler, CPO® loves to help her clients break overwhelming organizing projects into small pieces to achieve big results. She gets a rush helping people finish something they have been putting off for years. Check out her website at

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