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If you haven't cleaned out your fridge in a while, it might be time for a reorg. When it's packed to the gills, it becomes all too easy to forget about those beautiful, fresh strawberries you picked up at the farmers' market (...three weeks ago) or to lose sight of that moldy cheese hiding out in the rear. Eww.
Never fear! We spoke with two organization experts who swear it's possible to rein in the chaos of your fridge with a few simple tips, tricks and tools — all available at Amazon. And, of course, if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping. Not yet a member? No worries; you can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (Regardless, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
“The most important first step is to take everything out and toss anything that is expired or you haven’t used and likely won’t ever use,” said Ashley Murphy, cofounder of the NEAT Method. “Once you have done that, sort your items into categories and begin to measure and select products.”
The rest is a matter of finding the right tools to keep items visible, accessible and in tip-top shape. Check out these items below to send you on your way to a well-organized fridge.
iDesign Linus Drawer Dividers
Divide and conquer your fruits and veggies! This pair of iDesign Linus Drawer Dividers — one of Murphy’s favorite fridge tools — will keep your crisper drawer tidy once and for all. You may even want to buy additional dividers for your dresser, desk and bathroom drawers. Amazon shoppers agree.
"I bought these for my refrigerator crisper drawers," a happy customer shared. "They fit perfectly with just a small rolled-up paper towel 'shim' jammed between the back of the drawer (where it slopes slightly) and the top end of the divider to make the divider stay snug. Now my fruits and veggies don't roll around getting bruised and forgotten."
Shopwithgreen Refrigerator Organizer Bins
Sometimes two drawers don't cut it. So add more! Snap these Shopwithgreen Refrigerator Organizer Bins onto the existing fridge shelf and voila, you’ll have more space. And Amazon shoppers say it's a problem solver.
"Perfect," wrote one satisfied shopper. "I bought a new Bosch refrigerator and it doesn’t have any kinds of drawers with the exception of the bottom. These additional drawers make my refrigerator 100% more functional. They are easy to install and worked like a dream!"
Madesmart Basic Turntable
Wonder no more what lurks in the rear. Rachel Rosenthal, founder and organizing expert of Rachel & Company, recommends adding a rotating turntable to help you access the deeper parts of your fridge. This 10-inch option from Madesmart has nearly 5,000 perfect five-star Amazon reviews. It's also available as a double-decker.
"I use these in my kitchen cabinets for spices so I don’t have to dig around for the spices I need," a happy customer shared. "I also use them in my refrigerator for condiments and don’t have to dig for those either. I can always see what I have on hand, and find it easily with just a quick spin. Perfect solution!"
mDesign Kitchen Storage Bins
Who wants soda cans rolling all around? (Hint: No one.) It's plain annoying.
“Put your food in clear containers that fit well on your shelves,” said Rosenthal. “Not only will the container make it easy for you to pull in and out of the fridge and help keep your shelves clean, but it will also help you see what you have and remind you to use it.”
Murphy concurs and recommends these plastic bins from mDesign. Portable and stackable, they’re great for the refrigerator or the freezer and come in a variety of sizes. And you can't argue with over 7,000 five-star Amazon ratings!
"I love these storage containers," raved one reviewer. "Just the right height for organizing things in my refrigerator. Before I had to pull everything out from the front to get items in the back. With these containers I just pull them out... [They're] especially great for elderly or those whose strength is a little weak from illness or surgery recovery."
OXO Good Grips GreenSaver Produce Keeper
Unless you're Popeye, you likely can't eat all of your greens in a day. That’s why Rosenthal recommends a produce keeper, such as this OXO Good Grips GreenSaver Produce Keeper. It has an enhanced carbon filter that traps and absorbs ethylene gas, which means that these containers slow down the aging process and reduce spoilage. The elevated colander basket also helps promote airflow. Amazon shoppers can't say enough good things about it.
"[It] really keeps the lettuce fresh!" shared one satisfied cook. "This is one of the best investments I have made. My lettuce and arugula last four times as long in this wonderful container. I buy organic so throwing out greenery that is going bad is so heartbreaking. I'm going to get the large one next."
Razab Glass Containers with Locking Lids
When there's a mishmash of containers, even the tidiest fridge can seem cluttered. Murphy suggests using just one style of rectangular food-storage containers to make stacking easier. She says these simple containers with locking lids from Razab are one of her favorite of hers. It's also a favorite among Amazon shoppers.
"I love these containers!" an enthusiastic organizer shared. "They hold a lot, stack easily in the fridge or freezer, and transfer from fridge to oven. They have a tight, waterproof seal, but are very easy to open and close. I like the fact that they're glass rather than plastic, so your food won't absorb carcinogenic chemicals from them. I also like the fact that they're transparent; it makes it easy to find what you're looking for."
Stasher Platinum Silicone Food-Grade Reusable Storage Bag
Don't let leftovers get left behind again. Rosenthal has two tips for this: One, keep them in their own designated zone, which makes it a lot easier to figure out if they need to be thrown away. Two, invest in reusable bags. Rosenthal's pick: Stasher Platinum Silicone Food-Grade Reusable Storage Bags — a more sustainable replacement to plastic zipper bags.
“Ditch the single-use plastic/Ziploc bags forever,” wrote a passionate convert. “Start with one or two and build your stash as you get rid of the plastic bags in your drawers….We sous vide in them, heat up food in the microwave in them, put them in the dishwasher, and marinate in them. They don't leak, they don't smell, are easy to close and open, and don't take up much room compared to traditional Tupperware or other food storage.”
Seseno Refrigerator Organizer Bins
If you buy a lot of canned beverages, Murphy suggests using a dispenser like these Seseno Refrigerator Organizer Bins to keep things cool and orderly. Sold as a set of four, each bin holds up to nine standard 12-ounce cans. That's 36 cold ones.
"Before, the cans would get all mixed up no matter how much I stacked them in order," wrote a content customer. "Now I can organize my cans and they stay in order. Plus now when I buy new cans I put them on top and they oldest come forward so I can use before they expire."
Ambergron Stackable Egg Holder Organizer
Whether you collect your eggs from backyard chickens or the grocery store, Murphy recommends stackable egg storage containers like the Ambergron Stackable Egg Holder Organizer. They're an easy way to keep track of your egg inventory and make your fridge look pretty at the same time.
"I hate the foam egg cartons from the store," wrote one happy shopper. "They feel terrible and are flimsy. This was my initial reason for purchasing this product. But I had no idea how attractive it would be. The clear container is so beautiful it looks like crystal. I can’t believe how clear it is. Also, the material is very hard, so I feel confident it will prevent any breaking or broken eggs. It makes the inside of my fridge look so clean."
Dymo Label Maker
Murphy is a big proponent of labeling the contents of your containers. It’s also wise to note the date that you put them in the fridge to see at a glance whether they should be tossed. Of course, painter’s tape and a Sharpie will do the trick, but if you want to take it up a notch, a dedicated label maker like the Dymo Label Maker is great to have in the kitchen.
"This is a great tool," wrote a diligent labeler. "It was super easy to figure out, and the directions were clear enough to enable me to do what I needed to. The print is easy to read, the cutter works well, and the keys are easy for my arthritic fingers to manage."
Need more refrigerator organization ideas? Browse these customer favorites from Amazon:
mDesign Plastic Free-Standing Wine Set Rack
Refrigerators never seem to have enough headroom for tall bottles. Amazon shoppers say the mDesign Plastic Free-Standing Wine Set Rack is your solution to keeping your white wine chilled when there's a space shortage. It lets you stack your bottles horizontally. They come in a single-bottle size, two-bottle, four-bottle and an eight-bottle pack.
"I am amazed with their function of holding wine in place in the refrigerator while traveling down the road in our motorhome," one traveling wine drinker shared. "Each rack has a lip on the back that you can lock on the back of the shelf so it doesn’t move. It seems that I can not remember to lock the refrigerator before hitting the road, but I have not had a problem with destroying a bottle of wine. I love that I can stack them utilizing every space in the refrigerator....No more rolling wine bottles."
Longzon Silicone Stretch Lids
We all know how messy (and wasteful) aluminum foil and plastic wrap can get. Amazon shoppers have found the solution: Longzon Silicone Stretch Lids. You can use them on just about any bowl — no need to dirty up your Tupperware to put your leftover dinner in the fridge! Bonus: they're dishwasher and freezer safe. With more than 8,000 five-star reviews, they might be worth trading in that roll of plastic wrap.
"This product has been a kitchen game-changer for me!" wrote one stretch lid advocate. "These silicone food-safe lids fit every multi-use container that I have in my kitchen. From my Pyrex measuring cups to my baking dishes as well as all of my lidless storage solution containers. You know the ones that sit in your cabinet with no lids but you just can’t bear to get rid of them… This product has changed all of that. No more frustrating single-use plastic wrap, ill-fitting tinfoil nor mismatched lids! These lids fit on everything including my Instant Pot!!!"
Akinly Washable Fridge Mats
Spills and crumbs can make for a pretty disgusting refrigerator. We don't always have time to wipe them out to pristine clean — but these Akinly Washable Fridge Mats can buy you some time between each deep cleaning. With more than 7,000 five-star reviews, this is a product Amazon shoppers can get behind.
"LOVE these!" wrote a happy shopper. "I am super clean and instead of wasting money lining my shelves with tin foil or paper towels, I purchased these. They look pretty and they are so easy to rinse clean."
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