How to organize a fridge according to Marie Kondo method?
Is your refrigerator always a mess? When you open it and decide to take something from the bottom, do you discover expired food? Is it so cluttered that at some point you don’t even know its contents? I’ve been there! And let me tell you, it’s very hard to try to be organized when you’re chaotic. However, with the right method and a helping hand, you can do wonders in no time. If you’re having trouble getting organized and following a routine, I’m here to help! Here’s how to organize a fridge with the incredible Marie Kondo method and how to keep it clean at all times!
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How to organize a fridge? Marie Kondo fridge storage in 4 steps
Hello yes. You are here. I’m here. Your refrigerator is a complete and utter mess. You look at your couch, you look at the mess in the fridge. Now, let’s be real, which option do you prefer? Snuggling up on the couch with a cocoa in hand while watching Harry Potter or cleaning and organizing the fridge for an hour? I always chose the first option until my fridge was overflowing with expired items.
In fact, the moment I realized I had a big organizational problem was once I opened it and a rotting smell made me rethink all of my life choices. Yuck! Do you know that when your environment is clean and organized, you are much more focused and happy? And the messier it is, the more depressed you are as the days pass? I’ve been there and it’s super hard to start. But once you see the positive results on your mindset, you will make it a way of life. So here are the four essential steps of fridge organization by the fabulous Marie Kondo! How to organize a fridge?
Throw away expired products
It is obvious! You should get rid of the expired products as soon as possible! Do not look at me like that! Alright then, tell me! What are you going to do with those stale lemons and moldy tomatoes? Nothing at all! Throw them all out! Take all your products out of the fridge, put them on the table. Pay attention to what’s expired and what’s still good to eat or drink. Take a large garbage bag and throw them away like you would a toxic ex. Yes, it’s as easy as that!
What makes you happy (the joy check)?
If you want to change your lifestyle and boost your immune system, changing your bad eating habits is imperative. Yes, your donuts and ice cream are not expired yet, but should you eat them and not get out of the vicious cycle of bad eating habits? If the things you are holding in your hands do not bring joy, but give you a bad feeling, then you should throw them away. It’s 2023 and we don’t need more negativity in our lives!
Organize by type
Imagine this: you’re shopping and you’re super tired, so you put everything in the fridge. You freestyle. We have all done it. However, when you’re in a hurry and looking for something, you make even more of a mess by rummaging through it like a raccoon. To avoid this, once you’ve thrown out expired products and cleaned your fridge shelves, here’s what you should do. Put meats with meats, cheeses with cheeses, vegetables with vegetables and so on. It will help you a lot when you are cooking and will also be more aesthetic.
Don’t let your fridge overflow
And we have come to the last step, my dear readers! Many of us got into the bad habit of overloading our fridges during the 2019 lockdown. Yet, it’s very bad when you lead an active lifestyle and frequently eat out. That’s how you get those stinky lemons and moldy tomatoes in the fridge! Marie Kondo says you should only fill your fridge to 30%. This will also help you when you store leftovers to take to work. In that way you won’t block them in the fridge and put a chair in front of the door so that it doesn’t open overnight. Yes, I was also guilty of this during my college years… Yikes!
We’ve seen how to organize a fridge… But another trick is to store the larger products in the back and the smaller ones in the front, so it’s easier to scan what you have and what you don’t have… So there you have it, folks. I hope this was useful to you! The wonderful DeaVita team wishes you a great week!