Now that move day has passed, you finally feel at home. The big living areas are coming together beautifully, and the majority of the boxes have been unloaded. Everything looks well, even the kitchen. Your cabinets and countertops are clear of clutter, and the pantry is well-organized. You haven’t thought about the fridge since you came because you have so much more to take care of. The fridge is obviously in need of some TLC, as seen by the takeaway containers, doggy bags, pizza boxes, and the plastic-wrapped perishables you bought but never got around to utilizing. Luckily, there is yet hope. It is possible to rapidly restore even the messiest fridge. Everything comes down to organizing. Let’s go over the procedure step by step.
Fulfill Your Need to Purge
Begin by organizing your refrigerator, examining the expiration dates, and discarding any items that are beyond their best. Get rid of anything right away if there is any question regarding its freshness. Take everything out of the drawers and shelves in your refrigerator and, if you have one, place everything in a portable cooler.
After wiping the shelves off with a disinfecting cleaner using a fresh sponge and paper towels, allow them to air dry. To manage higher objects, raise or lower at least one shelf, and be sure to inspect the rubber gaskets surrounding the doors. To increase energy efficiency, replace the seals if there are any rips or fractures.
Give yourself a pat on the back now that the refrigerator is prepared for restocking.
Place Items in Their Appropriate Places
You may be surprised to learn that certain sections of your refrigerator are cooler than others. Your entryway and upper shelves will often be the hottest, with the middle and lower levels becoming progressively colder. Keeping this in mind, imagine the refrigerator as having several temperature zones that are appropriate for various kinds of food. Generally speaking, you should keep spreads, dairy goods, eggs, and meats on the top shelves, fruits and vegetables in the crisper, and condiments in the door.
Buy Some Clear Bins
It takes up a lot of space to get rid of cardboard, cellophane wrap, and plastic can rings. Take off the packing from the eggs, fruit, and beverage cans. Next, group your products by category using corresponding transparent containers, being sure to name each one. A little lazy susan could be useful for holding commonplace items like mustard, ketchup, and maple syrup. It will enable you to view the precise inventory as well as the remaining amount in each bottle or container.
Make Perishables the Main Focus
When items like apples, celery, and lettuce are put on the back of the shelf, it’s simple to forget about them. To keep air flowing over items like these, it’s best to place them in a colander or small fruit bowl. Give them a prominent location in their designated area. This will help you reduce food waste by serving as a reminder to use the perishables first. Hint: A lot of fruits release a gas that might speed up the decomposition of veggies. Using a separate drawer, you should always keep your fruits and veggies apart rather than throwing them all in the crisper.
Offer Snacks and Leftovers with Special Placement
Examine what’s left after you’ve modified the shelves and drawers and placed your perishables in the appropriate areas. Make sure you have space in your fridge for snacks, leftovers, and other comparable stuff. Since you’ll probably want to use them fast, try to keep them as close to eye level as you can to make them simple to see and grab.
Get to the Bottom of Potential Leakage Problems
Fish and meat have a place on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator. In this manner, in the unlikely event of a leak, the juice won’t seep into other items and rot. We suggest putting crispers and bottom shelves with ribbed liners. It will aid in food ventilation and shield it from any mold and mildew growth.
Turn Around and Refill
Now that everything is arranged, make sure to often rotate pieces so that those that are almost at the end are the most noticeable. Make weekly grocery lists for the fridge to replenish necessities and supplies for meal prep. It will take a few minutes each week, but in the long term, it will save time and cut down on waste.
We wish you an equally well-organized path to finding a home. And never forget that Zenith Moving will be by your side every step of the way, regardless of where you are in the moving process.