Refrigerator makeover: 15 tips for an organized fridge


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Admit it. The inside of your refrigerator would give Martha Stewart a heart attack. It doesn’t have to be this way. The way you organize the food in your fridge determines how you eat, how long your perishables last and how many minutes of your life are wasted looking for that one elusive condiment that always seems to disappear in the clutter.

It’s time you give the refrigerator the attention it deserves. Follow these tips for the ultimate fridge makeover.


1. Keep it cool.

Make sure your refrigerator’s temperature is set to 40°F or lower to prevent foods from spoiling too quickly.


2. Understand temperature zones.

The temperature on the inside of the fridge’s door fluctuates since it’s opened frequently. Don’t put perishables, like milk, here. It’s a good place for condiments. The coldest areas are the back and bottom of the fridge.




3. Keep the good-for-you stuff in sight. 

If you don’t have humidity-controlled drawers, those two bottom drawers can honestly be used for anything. Your waistline will thank you for this tip: Put the junk (e.g., soda) in those drawers and store the fresh produce on top of the drawers. That way, the junk is out of sight, out of mind, and you won’t forget about the healthy foods.