What you need to know about organising your fridge

person packing food into refrigerator

The fridge is one of the most essential appliances in our homes, but it's also one of the most overlooked when it comes to organisation. A disorganised fridge can make it difficult to find what you need and can even be a potential health hazard.

To help you prevent this from happening we’re going to explore what you need to know about organising your fridge:


Start by emptying the fridge

The first step in organising your fridge is to empty it out completely. Take everything out, including the shelves and drawers, and give them a good clean. This is a great opportunity to get rid of any expired or spoiled food and to check for any spills or leaks that might need attention.


Group similar items together

One of the best ways to organise your fridge is to group similar items together. This makes it easier to find what you need and can also help you to keep track of what you have on hand.


Use clear containers

Using clear containers to store your food can make it easier to see what you have and can even help prevent food waste. This can also help you make the most of the space in your fridge by allowing you to stack containers on top of each other.


Label and date items

It's easy to forget when you opened a particular jar or container. An easy way to keep track of what needs to be used first is to label and date the items. It could also help to put the older items near the front of the fridge.


Check use-by dates

It's important to check the use-by dates on food items regularly and discard anything that is past its use-by date. This will help you avoid consuming expired food and getting sick.

If you’re wanting to invest in a bigger fridge but don’t have the space, you could try decluttering your kitchen and removing  some of the appliances  you don’t often use (or you’re not ready to let go of), and put them into storage. Len’s Self Storage offers easily accessible units in various shapes and sizes. From small to medium and large to containers, check out our personal storage solutions to learn more! .