The fridge is probably the most visited place in someone’s home. Opening its door paves the way towards fridge heaven; a celestial place where you store your favorite eats, drinks and snacks. However, there’s nothing heavenly about bumping into messy leftovers, condiment spills, or unbearable smells. Check out these brilliant hacks to make the most of your fridge space and always keep it useful and clean.
It’s easy to forget that last slice of pizza somewhere in the fridge, so keep track of it and all your leftovers by using color-coded containers. Place some mask tape on them to jot down the day they should be consumed—you will never have to throw away food again.
It’s hard to remember all the expiration dates of things in your fridge, so keep a special expiration-date box to know which should be eaten first. This way, no food will go to waste and you will end up saving money.
SPICE THINGS UPSIDE DOWN
If you’re used to placing all your condiments on your fridge door, you’re probably tired of them jiggling and making a huge mess. Solve this by placing them upside down on an egg carton so they stay put and don’t spill: easy and mess-free!
OFF THE SHELVES
If your freezer is smaller than usual, you might want to create some DIY shelves to make the most out of it. Magazine holders can double as freezer shelves for you to save space and store a lot of items there at once.
In the same way a Lazy Susan saves you ton of space in cabinets, it will do wonders with your fridge space. Place your most used items on it and spin your way through them: you will always have them all handy!
DON’T PUT ALL EGGS IN ONE BASKET
Especially when you can have many baskets! Maximize the space on your fridge drawers by placing a few baskets. Separate veggies, fruits, cheeses in each basket to keep everything within easier reach
ALWAYS LOOK BACK
The most forgotten part of your fridge is probably its back and underneath. Not dusting the coils regularly makes the fridge work twice as hard, using up energy you can easily save by keeping those spaces clean.
SNACK AND GO
If you have children, you probably already know they will sneak their way into the fridge to steal snacks. If you don’t want them to mess up your beautifully organized space, keep a snack space devoted to them: use clips and baskets to keep them fresh and tidy.
HANG IN THERE
The racks in your fridge can be used to hang your bags using binder clips. This will save you tons of space and will help you keep everything as fresh as new.
WALK THE CHALK
The outside of your fridge can also serve a double function to maximize its use. Paint it with a coat of chalkboard paint so you can jot down your things like to-do lists, grocery reminders, and weekly menu ideas.