The organised fridge
If you’ve already mastered kitchen organisation and pantry organisation it’s probably time to tackle the dreaded fridge. A well-organised fridge is essential to fuss-free cooking and you don’t have to be a professional organiser to make your fridge layout function for you. When you unpack your weekly grocery load, it’s worth taking the time to position items in your fridge according to where they will keep best and how often you need access to them. Most items you buy from a supermarket for storage in the fridge will have a use-by date. If you are buying locally, ask your shopkeeper how long items can be kept before using. To help you get started, follow these guidelines for an organised fridge.
They push their milk to the back
Milk is a frequently used item, so your instinct is to store it in a convenient place, but it’s better to store it in a cold place. On the bottom shelf in the back is the best. If you buy multiple litres of milk at a time, arrange it so that bottles with the earliest use-by dates are reached first.
They store butter by date
Butter and/or margarine should be stored by date. It’s best to keep them on the door of your fridge. They don’t need to be kept that cold, so it’s a perfect and easily accessible spot. Cream (or crème fraîche, sour cream) and yoghurts should also be stored by the use-by date and kept covered. Keep them in a visible spot with the expiration date showing.