Behind those closed fridge doors…is your fridge currently in a state of mess?
Turn mess into neatness by learning these practical fridge organization tips on how to optimize your fridge space. Get ready to wow your family and friends with a beautifully organized refrigerator the next time they visit!
1. Categorize your food items & designate a spot for each category
Store food items of the same category together in an allocated area within your fridge for easy identification of items.
Tip: To allow everything in your fridge to be visible at one glance, organize your items in a way such that the taller sauce bottles/spreads are at the back whilst the shorter ones are at the front. This also makes your fridge look neater!
To properly demarcate your fridge space for different categories, utilize clear organizers to separate them. Our Clear Fridge & Cabinet Organizer comes with a front handle and rear rolling wheels (for easy sliding), allowing you to retrieve your items stored even at the inner corners of the fridge. No excuses for items being “out of sight, out of mind” anymore!
2. Label your containers/ organizers
This keeps you reminded on what you have in your fridge and ensures that new additions are stored properly in an allocated area. At a glance, you will be clear on where to get your items with labelled organizers.
To help you get started with labelling your storage organizers, you can download our in-house designed “OH-SO-SINGAPOREAN” free printable fridge labels here! This printable is inspired by the daily conversations of Singaporeans when it comes to food and it serves as a way to commemorate Singapore’s 53rd birthday.
In it, you will find a unique “Gonna expire liao” fridge label – specially created to help those who commonly face the problem of having expired items left undiscovered in the fridge.
We would recommend that you print them on a water-resistant sticker paper for them to last longer.
Tip: Allocate an organizer/container in your fridge to store all items that are expiring in a week’s time to remind yourself to eat them first before anything else! Have a part to play in reducing food wastage while having a little fun to it.
Rather than using plastic cling wraps to wrap around bowls/plates containing your leftover food, switch to using reusable food covers. Simply stretch and pull these stretchable silicone covers to fit containers of various shapes and sizes.
Best of all, it prevents any leakage from happening – no more dirty fridge trays due to accidental spilling!
If you are looking to organize items from specific categories as seen below, consider using organizers that are specially designed to store them.
- Drinks (Beverage Fridge Organizer)
- Leftovers (Freshly Food Containers)
- Meat, Fish, Vegetables (Basic Fridge Container with drainer)
- Eggs (Clear Egg Box)
3. Establish a fridge decluttering session every 3 months
The first step to kickstart your decluttering session is to empty everything inside your fridge onto your kitchen counter.
Discard any expired or rarely used items.
Do not hoard over a bottle of sauce or spread despite knowing that you won’t use it anymore!
For an ease of cleaning, line your fridge with vinyl contact paper. With a removable surface, you can simply remove and rinse it whenever it gets dirty. You wouldn’t need to fret about nasty stains or accidental spilling that gets stuck onto your fridge!
Unnecessary clutter builds up in your fridge when you simply chuck your food items into whatever space there is left in your fridge. Start by foster good organization habits mentioned above and you’ll feel happier opening up to a neatly arranged fridge!
Did you find our free fridge labels printable useful? Or if you would like us to provide these fridge labels stickers on www.styledegree.sg, let us know in the comments down below!