- Pull everything out. Do one area at a time if the task of the entire fridge is too overwhelming.
- Clean all of the shelves with warm soapy water.
- Sort everything by if you think you are going to use it in the next couple of months (right now I know there is some salad dressing that I bought last week that tasted gross….keeping it in the fridge is not going to make me use it…it is only going to make me mad that I wasted the money on it….I am going to throw it out!)
- Check the expiration dates on all of the items and only place back the items that have not expired.
- Place like items together when you return them into the fridge. For example, put all condiments together, or how about all of the salad dressings on one shelf.
- Do not store anything in the door that needs to be kept very cold. I have found that milk does not keep in the door without spoiling very quickly.
- A turning lazy susan is a great alternative to keep items grouped together that are often hard to reach. The plus of a lazy susan is that it also can help contain spills if there is an accident in the fridge. You simply pull out the last susan and wash it off, instead of the alternative of have the spill go all the way through the fridge. These are great to use if you have young children grabbing milk and juice containers that can be spilled easily.
- Clean out all of the containers that you are not keeping and recycle the glass and plastic containers as well as the metal lids.
Enjoy a healthier fridge focused on health and nutrition and not mold and weird science experiments growing on last month’s beef stew.
To Joyful, Simplified Living,
MS. Simplicity, also known as Melissa Schmalenberger operates her business as I Did it with MS. Simplicity. She is a Professional Organizer based out of Fargo, ND and her website can be found at http://www.mssimplicity.com/
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