Does your home have a single door refrigerator? If so, you may be looking for better ways to organize it. As the space you have in your refrigerator may be small, you want to ensure that you organize your food and drink correctly to get the most out of the space. This short guide will share some organization top tips so you can start storing food and drink the right way.
Place Raw Meat At The Bottom
It is important that you understand how to store your food in your refrigerator. You may be surprised to know that there is a right way. Firstly, you must keep raw meat on the bottom shelf. By doing this, you are helping to prevent cross-contamination. For example, if you place raw meat on the top shelf and it drips down onto other foods, you will not be able to eat them. As well as storing raw meat on the bottom shelf, you should ensure that it is wrapped or placed in a sealed container. This will give you peace of mind that the raw meat cannot touch your other food items.
Line The Shelves
You may think that lining your refrigerator shelves with a thin plastic film will not do anything. However, it will aid cleanliness and organization. When we have a spillage in our refrigerator, we have to take everything out or move stuff around to clean it up. Not only is this extra work, but you will also forget where you originally had everything. Take a look at this single door refrigerator from the leading home appliances brand, Midea Middle East. As the capacity is small, all it takes is one spillage to spread across the entire refrigerator. Lining your shelves will mean these spillages get absorbed rather than dripping all over your fresh produce.
Separate Fruit And Vegetables
You may be surprised to know that fruits and vegetables should be stored separately in your refrigerator. This is due to a gas called ethylene glycol. Some fruits give off this gas, and if stored next to vegetables, it can cause them to ripen, and you may find that you have to dispose of your vegetables quicker than usual. If you want to keep your fridge organized and its contents fresh, it is best to keep different food categories separate. This is where those sealed containers would certainly come in handy. Some fruits and vegetables do not need to be chilled. Conduct some research to expand your knowledge of this.
Use Sealed Boxes
One of the best ways to organize your refrigerator is to use sealed containers. Using containers allows you to separate your produce into categories. You can also label the containers to make your food and drink more accessible. There are many benefits to using sealed containers. They help to prevent cross-contamination as raw meat doesn’t get into contact with fruit and other ingredients. However, you should ensure that you are taking time to regularly clean these containers – to prevent bacteria from building up. If you want to be an organized pro, containers are the way to go.