Do you often open up your fridge and wonder what is all in there? You find leftovers or groceries you completely forgot about, sitting in the back behind everything else. Well, l know you have heard of lazy susan's for other areas of your home, but let's give them a try in the fridge!
Let's get some supplies/organization items together, shall we!?
-Clear acrylic bins of different sizes (you will want ones with short sides, tall sides, wide ones, narrow ones...)
-Turn tables/lazy susans (if you get ones with taller sides, clear ones help you see what you have)
-Clear egg container (if you want)
-Chalk marker (to write the expiration date for the eggs)
You will want to start by taking everything out of the main part of your fridge, try in the bins and lazy susans in different areas to see what will work best.
Once you have that figured out, separate and put like items together (as best you can...some random items might be put into some groups, to help fill some unused space). Working one group at a time, try to fit them into a bin or lazy susan. I liked putting our dressings and condiments on the lazy susans so that I am able to spin those around and easily find and grab what I need.
Transfer your eggs into your egg container and write the expiration date on the back of the container with the chalk marker.
Slowly fill in the containers with remaining food.
Time for the meat and cheese drawer! Take everything out, group like things together as best you can. Try fitting in different size bins to see what will fit the drawer the best as well as your items. I used 3 wider ones for cheeses and lunch meats/hot dogs, while I used 2 narrow ones on the ends for cheese sticks and pepperonis.
This has kept everything from mixing together and moving around every time the drawer is opened and closed.
I like to save some shorter space and a taller area for left overs. I also like to use clear containers for left overs so I can see what we have.
Having designated bins for multiples of things is great too...that way those specific items are kept together so you are not having more than 1 open at a time.