Get all of those groceries (and towering takeout containers) in
For many of us, our refrigerators have never been more full.
With restaurants only starting to open up, we’re all still
cooking more than ever and
grocery shopping continues to be a once- or twice-a-week haul.
If you find yourself forgetting about those scallions you bought
last month or struggling to fit as many cans of seltzer in the
crisper as possible, there is a solution: organizing your fridge.
So we reached out to three experts — Sharon Lowenheim, a.k.a.
the Organizing Goddess;
Nonnahs Driskill of Get Organized Already;
and Jen Robin of Life in
Jeneral — for their recommendations on how to get all of
those groceries (and towering takeout containers) in order.
Here’s what they had to say.
If organizing your fridge feels like working on a puzzle, then
it might help to get pieces that actually fit together. Lowenheim
swears by this stackable line of containers from Rubbermaid.
“They stack beautifully in the fridge, they are clear so that you
can see the food contents, and they clean up well in the
dishwasher,” she says. “In the cabinet, they store nested
inside each other, and the lids fit below or above.” Even better,
square and rectangular containers are much more space-efficient,
according to Lowenheim. She adds that if you’re feeling extra
determined, you should precut your produce as soon as you bring it
home and put it in containers right away to save space.
Cabinet shelves aren’t just for cabinets. If you need to
create more space inside your fridge, investing in a shelving unit
will go a long way. “Adding a cabinet shelf in the refrigerator
will help make better use of your shelves by dividing your vertical
space in two,” says Lowenheim. “You can keep items above and
below the shelf.”
There’s nothing worse than losing track of what’s in your
fridge and rebuying an item you already have, or forgetting you
bought something until it’s too late and it’s gone bad.
“It’s very easy for items in the fridge to get lost in the
back,” Lowenheim says. She recommends the Linus line of
organizing products from iDesign. “Putting in a deep plastic bin
allows you to easily pull out items and select what you need
without having to move everything,” she says, while the soda can
and wine organizers feature dedicated storage for all your favorite
If you want to get even more granular with your fridge
organization, professional home organizer Jen Robin loves the
divided fridge drawers, bins, and berry holders from big-name
organizers the Home Edit.
“Oftentimes your fridge only has the two smaller drawers on the
bottom, and it’s not enough for produce,” says Robin. “These
drawers maintain freshness and add structure in other parts of the
fridge.” The design of the berry bins is particularly inspired:
“They have a removable drainage tray on the bottom, which is
great for rinsing and preserving,” Robin adds.
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