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How to Organise Your Fridge

If your fridge is anything like our folders staff fridge, it's probably crammed full of random leftovers, half-eaten takeaways and long-forgotten condiments. Sound familiar? Well, never fear - help is at hand! With our easy tips on how to organise your fridge, you'll be able to make the most of the space you have, and cut down on food waste too. We are hoping our staff read this too!

So, where do you start? First things first - give your fridge a good clean out. Get rid of anything that's past its sell-by date, and give the shelves a good wipe down. Once that's done, you can start to think about how to best use the space. Here are a few tips.

Fridge Tips

1. Top Shelf
To kick things off, your tropical fruits such as your pineapples and mangos, love the top shelf. So, that’s easy, tropical on the top(ical).

2. Second shelf:
The perfect place for leftovers; easy to spot, easy to access. Great for a sneaky snack or to rumble up a mix-and-match dinner the following day.

3. Middle Shelf:
This is the ideal place for your salads. Why not pre-prepare a few and store them in glass jars or plastic storage containers? This is also convenient as they are easy to grab as you’re rushing out the door for work.
4. Fresh Store Drawer:
This is the best place to help ensure your meats and dairy remain nice and fresh.

5. Humidity Drawer:
It vents air across the crisper drawer roof to reduce condensation, reduced via air channels, so your vegetables will remain nice and crisp for longer. Phew, the diet can wait!

6. Bottom Drawer:
The bottom drawer provides the ideal environment for your fruit.

7. Inside the Door:
This is actually the warmest place in the fridge, so only keep your condiments and jars in here. And remember, no cosmetics, batteries or perfumes should be kept in the fridge!

8. Food not forgotten:
“Where do the eggs and milk go?”, we hear you cry. Well, it may sound surprising, but the best place for milk bottles and cartons is not in the fridge door. As we mentioned earlier, this is in fact the warmest place in the fridge. In contrast, the coldest place in the fridge is at the back of the shelves, so keep your milk at the back of your shelves where it’s nice and cool. Same goes for the eggs, not in the door. Instead, keep them in a container on the middle shelf alongside your salads.
There you go, that should be all for the fridge, now onto some tips for the freezer!

Freezer Tips

1. Seasonal Food:
Why not freeze your seasonal food when it’s still fresh as a daisy? This way, not only will you be able to eat seasonal food out of season, but it will still be nice and fresh when you eventually defrost it. Quite clever we think!

2. Vegetables:
Store your vegetables in transparent bags and stack on top of each other horizontally. You’ll be making the most of all that freezer space, plus it’ll be more straight forward than ever to work out what vege's you have plenty of and what you’re running low on.

3. Portioning:
Take the time to portion off your meats before you defrost them, especially if you’re a small family. Either freeze in containers or sandwich bags. This way you’ll avoid having to defrost pretty much a whole chicken, and then only managing to eat half of it before it inevitably goes off!

And finally, one of the simplest ways to keep your fridge organised is to group similar items together. This might mean keeping all of your fruit and veg in one place, or storing all of your cheese in the same spot. Whatever works for you, grouping items together will make it easier to find what you're looking for - and stop those half-empty packets of ham from getting lost at the back of the fridge!

So there you have it - folders top tips on how to organise your fridge. With a little bit of time and effort, you'll be able to make the most of your fridge space and cut down on food waste too.

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