Considering it's responsible for keeping our delicious food fresh, the fridge sure doesn't get a lot of love (Your cute cat magnets don't qualify as "love" to an appliance). Why not upgrade your fridge clean routine from the new-groceries quick sweep to a full organizational overhaul? Here's how you do it.
The problem most people face is that they assume their refrigerator's built-in drawers and shelves should be enough for sorting and storing perishables. But just like you use desk drawer organizers to fit your needs, introducing some made-for-the-fridge tools can help keep your icebox neat and tidy. Here are some recommendations, but you crafty kids might want to take note of the fact that plenty of these (like the bottle stacker in the top image) can be DIY'd:
- If you're a carbonation junkie, grab a can dispenser. This 12-can stacker from Dial is less than $7! Or try this one, which also doubles as a tote.
- If you're stocked up for a party but don't want beer bottle rolling around the fridge, use something like the Fridge Monkey bottle organizer or the Easy Stack from Get Organized. They're also great tools for bottled-water addicts.
- If you're pressed for freezer space, a simple shelf is all you need. Go for a made-for-the-fridge shelf like this one, or try the school supplies aisle for locker shelves.