A mess in the refrigerator is a pet peeve of mine. I hate not being able to find anything in the refrigerator or having to remove a bunch of things to get to what I need. If you find the same thing happens in your home, I have a solution! You will love opening your refrigerator after implementing this cost effective solution!
Start by cleaning out your refrigerator. Remove everything, get rid of spoiled food, and wipe down all of the surfaces. This gives you a clean slate to now organize.
The next step is to use these great storage baskets with handles. You can find these or something similar at your local Old Time Pottery. The handles make these perfect for the refrigerator. They are easily accessible and will keep everything organized.
Adjust your shelves if needed to have several slots for the organization baskets. Start adding items back to your refrigerator in an organized manner. Think about what each basket should contain. You might use one basket for meats and one for cheeses. Laying all of the items in your refrigerator out on the counter should help to determine what should go in each basket.
Think about zones in your refrigerator. The shelf below has a meat basket and a snack basket. For me, keeping snacks handy for the kids is important. You might have other important items to store that could be corralled into a basket.
I did not label my baskets but you absolutely could do that as well. I think our baskets will change contents over time so labeling did not work in our case. Be sure to use any drawers that you have in your refrigerator wisely as well. One item per drawer works best sot that you know where everything is located.
Start with some of these refrigerator organization ideas in your home. You will love your new organized refrigerator and how easy it makes your daily life. Being organized in the kitchen makes life so easy.