The kitchen is one place we use almost every day and it can get quite messy if you don’t know what you’re doing. Back in the day when we had a fridge that was not frost-free, it was a real horror for my mom, especially when she had to clean all that ice out! Thank goodness for defrosting fridges, we’ll never have to face that problem again! But there are other problems such as a disorganized and messy fridge that drives us crazy! Am I right?
On the brighter side of things, it’s fantastic when you find kitchen hacks that can save you so much time and effort like the following hacks below. If you’re looking for easy and cheap ways to organize your fridge and freezer, this post will be perfect for you.
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1. DEFROST FREEZER
Like I said earlier, our old freezer used to look like Elza did a number on it! If you (unfortunately) suffer from this problem, House of Sprinkles will give you a fantastic number of tips and tricks to defrost your fridge – the easy way.
2. USE CONTAINERS AND SEAL PLASTIC BAGS
Organize your food by either using containers like this really great one or vacuum seal the bags which will help you see better where things are. You can even label everything since that will make things much better. There are tons of pretty printable labels on Pinterest to suit anyone’s tastes although Money Savings Moms came out with a printable label that beats all of them. It’s a label that breaks down the entire recipe for that certain package. It will become valuable for older kids if they’re into cooking when mom isn’t around.
If you haven’t gotten your hands on a vacuum sealer, you might want to think about investing in one. Not only does it keep food fresher for much longer but as you can see above, it’s fantastic for making sure everything is organized well!
3. BINDER CLIPS
Make use of binder clips to clear up some more space by clipping them onto a slotted shelf. Packets of frozen peas, corns and vegetables will work well for this.
4. SHOPPING BAGS
We’re always buying packets of frozen chicken and what not and if you own a deep freezer, One Crazy House shows us how to reusable shopping bags will help you organize large items easily.
5. PLASTIC BINS
I’ve seen many plastic bins used for organizing things in cupboards and bathrooms but it never hit me to use it for the freezer! I’m definitely going to take a page from Thea’s book and start implementing this hack. You can easily get plastic bins from a dollar store in similar sizes and label them just like she did to know what goes where.
1. PLASTIC CONTAINERS
Create more shelf space by using magnets in small containers so they can be easily placed on the fridge door. Customize them further by adding pretty labels on the container.
2. FRIDGE LINERS
Line the fridge with plastic wrap to prevent it from getting messy with spills. You can easily remove it and replace them later on.
3. EGG CARTON
via Alton Brown
Recycle and reuse an egg carton by placing them in one of the door shelves so that sauce bottles can stand upside down. Clever!
4. SLIDE OUT BASKETS
Organize your items with slide out baskets which will turn out to be very beneficial for you when you’re looking for a certain ingredient. Plus, you can avoid the food heaps with these!
5. SMART SPOTS
Boy, do I love this infographic! It shows you sneaky and clever spots which you might not have thought off yet to store certain items and other great tips for keeping meat products on the bottom shelves to avoid drips and more.