Both home décor professionals and novices agree that the kitchen is the center of any home. The fridge is also a focal point for many homeowners, since it provides comfort food and other items people will use on special occasions.
Neglecting to clean up after food can cause problems such as expired food and pungent odours. We offer cleaning suggestions to help you organize and clean your fridge.
Purchase a Few Baskets
To store small food items, you can buy a few baskets at your local dollar shop. Brightly colored baskets can be used to store bottles that are constantly tipping. Baskets can also be used to store eggs and other items that are not in plastic bags, such as tomato slices and cheese.
Get Rid Of Clutter
You may be surprised at how many food items have been stored in the fridge over time. You may have items that are no longer in use or have lost their flavor. Some items don’t even require refrigeration, like potatoes. Please keep these items in your cabinets to reduce clutter in your fridge.
Take care of your Crisper
For two reasons, we recommend you line your vegetable crisper using either paper towels or newspapers. This will allow your vegetables and fruits to release their juices, which will make it easier to clean your drawers. Once the liner is used up, you can simply throw it away and put a new one in. Another reason to line your crisper with newspaper or paper towels is that it will absorb more moisture from your fruits, vegetables and other foods. This will ensure that your food stays fresher for longer, and will taste better.
Get Rid Of Your Plastic Bags
Plastic bags can be hazardous to the environment because they are not biodegradable. They end up in landfills. Did you also know that plastic bags can accelerate the deterioration of your fruits and vegetables? Avoid using plastic bags for storing fruits and vegetables. Plastic bags not only increase spoilage, but also make it difficult to see what’s inside. We recommend that you store them in your crisper. You can also organize them in an organizer basket or in open mesh.
Use the One Bottle Rule
One bottle rule is another way to reduce clutter in your fridge. You should only have one condiment in your fridge at any time (ketchup mustard, mayo and relish, for example) You can purchase extra condiments at your local supermarket to keep your fridge stocked until it runs out.
Avoid Using Plates
While plates are useful for storing certain items in the fridge, we recommend you not use plates for storage. For food storage, sturdy containers with lids are a good idea. You don’t want to have to deal with spoiled food or spillages. and Cups While You’re at It Cups can also be used to store leftover liquids or drinks. This is a recipe for disaster if you have children living at home. Cups should not be used to store liquids inside your fridge. You should avoid using cups to store liquids in your fridge. They are easy to tip over and spill and can also cause unpleasant odours.
Create Different Shelves for Different Food Categories
You can reduce clutter by dividing your fridge into different types or categories of food and drink shelves. One shelf could be used for leftovers and another for snacks or drinks. Your fridge will look neater and you’ll be able find what you are looking for faster. You can also use a dry erase marker to write the food category on each shelf’s lip. This is a great idea, especially if it’s difficult to keep track of which food and drinks go where.
Use Plastic Tablemats
You can use plastic placemats to line your fridge shelves if there are a lot of spills or drips in your home. If there is a spillage, you can simply take the mats from the fridge and rinse them in the sink. We promise your lower back will be grateful.
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