Storing food and maximizing your refrigerator space can be as challenging as packing. So let's go over a few things you can do to get the most out of all the usable space your refrigerator offers. From making all your groceries fit, to ensuring your food will last longer, you will find it here.
When it comes to refrigerators, there's no such thing as too much space. Your new refrigerator has adjustable interior features that will make organization a snap, and maximize the space inside. Get tips below on how to take full advantage of them.
Before storing meat, fish or chicken, make sure they're dry.
Take inventory and discard out-of-date items or those you probably won't use anytime soon.
Check expiration dates weekly in your refrigerator and monthly in your freezer to ensure you use food before it spoils.
Keep the most often used items in front for easy access.
Organizing food items by size will create a function for each shelf and make everything easier to find.
Grouping similar items together will help you organize and access food.
Keep anything that has a strong odor—like onions and cheeses—wrapped tightly and separately.
The crisper drawers preserve humidity, and will help vegetables and fruits stay crisp.
Wait for leftovers to cool down before putting them into the fridge. Putting hot items in the fridge requires more electricity to cool them down.
The optimum temperature for your refrigerator is between 35°F and 38°F.
It's always a good idea to keep sensitive or highly perishable foods such as eggs in their original packaging and on a shelf.
Be careful with foods you place near your refrigerator’s air vents as ice may tend to form.
Also be careful with the humidity settings for your crisper drawers. Too much humidity in your crisper drawer may cause food to freeze.
Save space in your refrigerator by only storing what’s necessary to be kept cold. Typically items found in the center aisles of your grocery store do not need to be refrigerated if not opened.