Are you having trouble fitting everything in the fridge?
Tired of using a crowbar to squeeze those groceries in?
Do you have to lean against the fridge door to close it
Please continue reading; help is on the way!
1. USE PLASTIC BAGS INSTEAD OF CONTAINERS-A self-sealing plastic bag
will take up at least 75% less space than a plastic container does.
This is my number one method of saving space; And it works!
I simply use regualr Baggies, Zip-Locs or store brands. I even use the plastic
bags enclosed in cereal boxes; once the cereal's gone, just pull out the bag,
rinse and dry. Boom, there's a good size plastic baggie ready for you!
If you do this often enough,you also won't have to buy as many baggies.
And if you want to save more, you can also wash or rinse out the baggie and
re-use it (Pitch it when a hole appears, though).
2. GET EXTRA SHELVES FOR THE FREEZER-Most freezers have little or no
shelving. You've seen or know of those wire baskets and shelf organizers for
closets and cabinets?
Create shelving by using those same items.
And I would check out some dollar, discount or even thrift stores FIRST before
hitting a traditional houseware place (Crate & Barrel, etc). Will the food know
3. PACKING SIDEWAYS-If possible, try to pack boxes, packages, containers and
food items on their sides to free up more room.
4. USE THE CRISPER ONLY FOR REALLY PERISHABLE ITEMS, like chicken,
fish and fresh meats. Many fruits and vegetables, including celery, apples,
carrots, tomatoes, oranges and other produce DON'T have to be stored in the fridge (A side benefit to this is juicier, more flavorable produce).
I have stored veggies on the kitchen counter and windowsills (arranged
carefully for easy access and tastefully as an art form) and fruit in small and
medium-sized paper bags or bowls on a large table in the breakfast nook.
Now I can't speak for everyone, but I've had no problem!
Are you storing (or still storing) batteries, nail polish or coffee in the fridge? Take them out-Now!
Batteries don't need refrigeration, nail polish needs to be in a dry place (not the bathroom!), and coffee should be stored in an airtight container, out of bright light.