We didn’t think it mattered too much where you put stuff in the fridge, but it turns out it can help prevent foods from spoiling which can help save you time and money!
Good Housekeeping came up with the best way you’re supposed to organize your fridge.
Foods that don’t need cooking, such as deli meats and leftovers.
Dairy such as milks, cheeses, yogurt and butter.
This is the coldest part of your fridge, and where wrapped raw meat and fish should be.
Veggies, fruits, and salads should be stored in the drawers where they won’t be moved too much, and also won’t freeze any of your food.
This is the warmest area of the fridge, so store foods that have natural preservatives here, like condiments, jams and juice. The door shelves are not a good place for milk, as milk must always be stored in a consistently cold area.
Other tips include:
- Keep raw and cooked foods separate from each other; this helps stop contamination.
- Clean your fridge regularly.
- Thaw out your fridge by turning down the temperature so that icy spots in the corner will melt away.
- Certain fruits and veggies shouldn’t be in the fridge, such as ‘gas releasers’ like avocados, bananas, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums and tomatoes can make some veggies spoil prematurely.