Storing food in your fridge is all about location – putting the right food in the right spot. Keeping your cold items in the correct spot will keep them fresh longer. When you’re unpacking from a grocery trip, follow these tips for organizing your fridge.
- Milk: Most often, milk is just placed on the top shelf. However, you should keep it on the bottom shelf as far back as you can so it can be as cold as possible.
- Butter & Soft Cheeses: Since these items don’t need to be too cold, they can be kept in the dairy compartment on your refrigerator door. Soft cheeses, like goat cheese, should be sealed in an airtight container after opening.
- Yogurt, Sour Cream, & Cottage Cheese: These items are best kept on the bottom shelf. Try installing a turntable to give yourself easy access to them.
- Packaged Raw Meat: You should store these products on the super-cold bottom shelf so if the juices leak, they won’t get on anything else in your fridge. You can even keep these products in the grocery store’s plastic bag to catch any potential drips.
- Deli Meats: These items belong in the shallow meat drawer. If your fridge doesn’t have one, place them on the bottom shelf.
- Vegetables: Veggies usually stay fresh for longer amounts of time when stored in slight humidity, so place these items in the drawer labeled “high humidity.” Keep veggies in their original packaging or a loosely-tied plastic bag.
- Fruits: Place fruits in the low humidity drawer which is sometimes labeled “crisper.” Like veggies, keep them in the original packaging or a loosely-tied plastic bag.
- Pro Tip: Don’t wash your produce items until you are ready to use them since water can cause bacteria and mold to grow.
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