You use the fridge and freezer every day. You shop, food goes in, and some gets thrown out. And if you’re like most of us, there’s no real rhyme or reason to how things are arranged. You just squeeze new food into any available space. But what if we told you that organizing your fridge and freezer will save you time and money. Seriously!
Check out these 25 tips for organizing the fridge and freezer, and you’ll see just what we mean.
Make over your refrigerator with chalkboard paint. It’s a great way to keep track of your shopping list when you run out of something, and you can put your menu for the week up there, too. Smart!
Magnetized frames allow you to display your child’s artwork, magnets and your shopping list without cluttering up your refrigerator’s exterior.
An attached bin can help you keep track of all those magnets, too!
Did you know you can deep clean your fridge in 20 minutes? Give it a try before you start to organize.
You’ll need a good DIY refrigerator cleaner, of course.
Or try the Lazy Girl’s Guide to Cleaning the Fridge if deep cleaning just isn’t your style.
Fridge Organization Ideas
Inexpensive baskets can make a world of difference. Look how neat everything is!
The container system in this fridge is out of this world. Every little thing has a place. Swoon!
Use these free printable labels to mark shelves and drawers for specific purposes.
A lazy Susan makes it so much easier to find the condiment or sauce that you need.
Put your eggs in a pretty basket that fits the door. Or don’t… you know, if you have little ones that like exploring the refrigerator.
Tips To Organize the Fridge and Freezer
Keep your kids’ lunchbox items in one place. They’ll be able to pack their own lunches, and you won’t have to reorganize the contents of your fridge every time they open the door.
Upcycled Crystal Light containers are the perfect size for carrots and celery. They’ll stay fresher longer.
If you drink sodas now and then, a soda can dispenser may be a worthwhile investment. It’s neater than the boxes!
Install fridge mats to pretty up the inside of your fridge.
If you want something less permanent (and easily disposable), lay plastic wrap down on your shelves instead.
A DIY fridge deodorizer will keep your refrigerator smelling fresh long after you’ve organized it.
Freezer Organization Ideas
Use magazine holders to create shelves in your freezer.
If you buy in bulk, use reusable shopping bags to sort like items in the freezer.
Taking the bags a step further, these color coded tags help you easily identify what’s in each one. This mom sorts into beef, seafood, poultry, etc. Isn’t that clever?
Baskets are phenomenal for maximizing freezer space, particularly when you’re working with a small freezer.
Locker crates fit the smaller chest freezers perfectly, and they’re cheap to boot.
Bottom drawer freezers are tricky, but here are some tips for making the most out of the space in a drawer freezer.
Keep a freezer inventory sheet to eliminate food waste. It’ll also help you avoid buying duplicates if you don’t get into the chest freezer often.
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