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Today I’m sharing our fridge organization ideas and how a clean organized refrigerator can relieve stress and save money! I am going to show you which refrigerator organization bins are the key to keeping fruit, small condiment bottles, juice boxes and snacks organized.
What makes these fridge organizers so amazing? The everyday curse of the refrigerator being a gross and disorganized mess which drives me crazy is real! Clear bins for the refrigerator that are easy to clean and in different sizes will help keep an organized fridge.
Pull out organization bins are what help keep your refrigerator tidy, organized and food from getting lost in the back of the refrigerator. I have tried several fridge organization ideas in the past and none of them compare to using clear containers that are dishwasher safe to keep like items together.
Prior to the refrigerator being organized, kids snacks, drinks, random food items and items were stacked all over the place. The shelves were sticky, dirty and gross!
Here is the refrigerator before.
Tip: dispose of the cardboard boxes that the food comes in (yogurts ect.) prior to putting in your refrigerator.
How To Organize A Fridge
An organized fridge starts with emptying the refrigerator and checking expiration dates.
I removed “everything” from the refrigerator, washed the walls, the shelves and drawers and oh my, it felt good to clean this thing!
First, trash refrigerator items that are expired.
Use Clear Storage Bins
The top shelf is the perfect place for fridge bins that can store containers like sour cream, butter or random items.
The pull out bins (click here) are perfect for deep narrow cabinets or a refrigerator and provide a clear view. The are 16″ inches long and fit nicely tucked next to each other. These pull out bins are also a little bigger and great for storing fruit or soda cans.
If you need several and have the space in your refrigerator, these pull out bins come in a pack of 8 and a great price! They are also great for pantry storage too (snacks ect). I have two sets of these and also use them in our snack cabinet.
The 5.75″ wide plastic pull out bins are perfect for a kitchen Pantry, a cabinet, refrigerator, freezer food storage and so convenient with handles. I personally think they are great organizing bins for fruit, vegetables, yogurt, snacks or even pasta.
Refrigerator Organization Ideas
- label your bins – these chalk clip on labels are perfect
- add washable refrigerator pads to the shelves to prevent slipping and keep shelves clean.
If you have time to go the extra mile, labeling can be a great way to keep kids organized by putting things back in the right spot. It’s also a neat idea for kids who are learning to read as the labels will help them learn.
These plastic pull out bins have a nice grab handle opening making it easy to remove the bin from the refrigerator. Like I said, if you need several, check out these bins or these bins (in a variety of sizes for under $30!)
I didn’t end up buying one of these plastic lazy susans but I think a lazy susan would be perfect for condiments. I have one in our laundry room and our kitchen cabinets for spices. Lazy susans are very handy!
Here is another shot of the refrigerator before.
As you can see the crisper drawers were not being used for fruits and veggies, the bottom shelf and middle shelf were full of stacked items with not a lot of space available.
One of the biggest problems we had was the soda boxes being stacked on top of each other.
I also love the idea of a can organizer in the fridge or soda organizer.
This stackable beverage organizer would also be perfect for cans of beer.
Depending on if you use a can organizer, you may have more room on the bottom shelf for larger containers like milk and juice. I personally prefer the larger drink containers on the bottom shelf but that is not possible if you have a large can organizer.
Having two containers for fruit is ideal because it’s so easy now for my son to pull out the bin and get his own snack. This size food container fits lots of different food items and comes in a pack of 6 for under $25 so that’s a great deal!
I also have this lazy susan in my pantry closet but it also would be great in a refrigerator for salad dressing storage!
Best Refrigerator Organizer Bins
If you found these refrigerator organization ideas helpful, get busy and clean out your refrigerator! If purchasing new organizer bins for the refrigerator is not in your budget, shop your house! You may have clear plastic bins that will help provide easy access and keep food organized.
You will find that your refrigerator is easier to clean, have less food waste (saving you money), save you time trying to figure out what food to buy at the grocery store and provide more space. Check out our Amazon Storefront for these refrigerator organizer bins and more.
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