Plan and Save: 7 Smart Refrigerator Organizing Tips

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How To Organize A Regrigerator
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Organizing your refrigerator can help you plan and prepare meals, pack lunches and waste less food. With a few simple tips, you can get your refrigerator cleaned out and organized so you can spend less time looking for items and find the things you need with ease. Before you start, be sure to give it a good clean out. Check expiration dates on sauces, condiments and dressings, and discard any items that have spoiled or your family will not be using. Wipe down the inside of your refrigerator and get ready to organize.

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Store meats and cheeses in a drawer.
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Store Meats and Cheeses One Drawer

Since meats and cheeses go hand-in-hand, store them in a drawer together. I like to keep meats on one side and cheeses on the other side. This helps when making sandwiches or preparing a cheese tray. I like to make sure that everything in this drawer can be seen so you remember what you have and nothing goes to waste.

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Store drinks together.
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Put Drinks Together

Storing small drink containers together in a door shelf or in a plastic bin will make it much easier to find them, keep them from rolling all over your refrigerator and keeps them from getting stuck in the back behind other large items.

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Store fruits and vegetables in drawers separately.
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Separate Fruits and Vegetables in Drawers

Some fruits can give off natural gasses that can progress the ripening of some vegetables. It's a good idea to store them in separate drawers.

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Store breakfast items together.
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Arrange Breakfast Items Together

Placing breakfast items together makes it easier to grab the ingredients you need when preparing and cooking breakfast. It also makes it much easier to put them back in their proper places if they have a designated spot in your refrigerator.

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Place like items together in the freezer.
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Place Like Items Together in the Freezer

This makes it easy to find what you need when going in the freezer to grab something. Be sure to label freezer items as well so you know what each item is, as well as when it needs to be used by.

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