Monday, 14 March 2016

Basic tips on how to organize the fridge


The how to organise your kitchen cupboards went so well I decided to give this post a go too.
So now I have a few tips on organising your fridge.
Yes, the fridge can be quite nice and organised too, OK?! I know, I am OCD! HEHEHE



Covered food

Yes, I know, sometimes I feel like I'm writing to the wrong people.
But there are people out there that have not thought of certain things, I've seen them, they exist.

When you put food in your fridge, they should be put in there with some sort of cover, maybe inside a container, or wrapped with film or something like that.

Why?! Well, they may leak, even if they seem solid enough, they will let out smells, leak and whatever else that is nasty and will make your fridge disgusting.
Trust me, even if the food is within expiry date, and the temperature of your fridge is correct. Ugly leakage will happen.

Old food

There is nothing worst to make your fridge unsanitised and smelly then old food rotting away in there. So throw it out as soon as it is supposed to be thrown out!

Positioning

Do you know how the fridge works?
Basically there is an air way that releases the cold air into the fridge.
If you block that airway with items, that items will most likely freeze, the rest of the fridge will not cool down to the temperature is supposed to be, which will lead into your food rotting, and you might break your fridge by doing so.

So position your items in such a way that the cooled air can circulate inside the fridge.


Fridge shelves

Have you ever wondered why there are a certain amount of shelves in the fridge, and why they have different sizes?
Well, because food is meant to be stored in a certain way.
Top shelf: should have the food that are ready for consumption
Middle shelf: should have the foods that are semi ready for consumption
Lower shelf: should have the raw foods

Why is this?
One - because of sanitation, you don't want ready to eat food close to the ground grabbing all that bacteria every time you open the fridge. You won't be cooking away that bacteria, because is a food that you will basically grab from the fridge and eat.
Two - because the cool air way is usually located at the top part of the fridge, And you want your ready to eat food cooled more than the rest so it won't spoil as fast.

Freezer

This is not such a complicated place. As long as you keep everything wrapped or in a container, and have the types of foods bundled together (so like, frozen meats together, ice creams away from the meats, and so on), you are good to go.


Do you do any of these?
Would you like more tips?
Leave me a comment letting me know.

20 comments:

  1. Thanks for these. Some are ideas I hadn't heard of but now that I know, I'll be re organizing the fridge for food safety.

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    1. I only learnt these when I went to Dietitian university, that's when we learnt all things that people don't usually know.

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  2. This is useful as my freezer froze over a few weekends ago! Such a mess!

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    1. I hope you managed to get your freezer in order!

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  3. I Iam so glad to read your post. Sometimes I feel like confused to why I put this besides this and it absorbs it's smell or makes it not fresh at all!!


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    1. Glad to help. Information is never too much!

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  4. I love this definition of what the shelves are for! I need to try this.... although through the years I have used your suggestions of storing open or leftover food in containers for sure! Containers with sealed lids is by far the best way to store open food I think - thanks for these great suggestions!

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    1. No problem Hun, I'm glad I can help!

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  5. Good tips! Now - off to apply them! ;)

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  6. So i never realized the three shelves purposes, but that makes total sense since that is how my fridge is already organized. :)

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    1. You see, sometimes we do it without even knowing it!

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  7. This seems really interesting! I actually never have organised our fridge hahah :D

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    1. If you are happy with your fridge ;)

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  8. This is a great article for the organized obsessed like me :) love it! I need to clean my freezer out... i leave stuff in there too long sometimes.

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    1. It happens with everyone! I'm glad I could help!

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  9. I'm too short to respect the order of food, so i have raw at the bottom, then ready to eat then semiready at the top :(

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    1. Hahahah that is what I said on how to order, the way you do it!

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  10. My mum is super OCD about the fridge. She hates a cluttered fridge likes empty shelves.

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    1. I don't like empty shelves, but I do need an organized fridge ;)

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