6 Tips for an Organized Refrigerator

Everyone in the Family Will Appreciate an Organized Refrigerator!

How many times do you open the refrigerator on a given day? The average American opens the fridge 22 times a day. How often does someone in your family say they can’t find something that you know is actually in the refrigerator? Do you ever feel a tad embarrassed when a guest opens your refrigerator? It’s true, filling space with groceries can easily take precedence over appearance and function when it comes to the fridge. However, with upfront planning, you can get – and keep your refrigerator neat and organized.


Organizing the Refrigerator Step-by-Step

Follow these steps to get your refrigerator organized. The end goals are functionality and maintainability, to be able to find what you are looking for when you need it and to keep your food fresh.

Our tips can also help keep the appearance tidy and maximize space. Use smart systems to keep organized. With an organized refrigerator, cooking, meal planning, and grocery shopping all become easier. Let’s get started!


1. Set aside some time to do the job right. You don’t want to feel rushed. Acknowledge you’re making an investment of time in a task that will bring rewards for everyone in the family.

2. A core principle at Getting it Done Organizing is to start with a clean slate. Remove everything from the refrigerator. Throw out anything that has expired. Use Clorox wipes or a disinfectant spray to wipe down all surfaces and clean out crumbs, sticky messes, or bacteria.

3. Establish “zones” for your food. Group like items, i.e. designate areas for sauces, condiments, grab-and-go snacks, cheese, fruits, vegetables, leftovers, drinks, etc. <