How to organise your fridge
We’re not sure if you’ve experienced this before but it can become a real struggle to consume the fruit and vegetables you’ve purchased before they go bad.
Most of us don’t have time to go shopping 2-3 times a week and so we buy our food in bulk and with this there is always the problem of invites to dinner, working late that results in you throwing out some of the food at the end of the week.
We want to help you avoid this so put this little guide together on how to store your foods correctly and hopefully helping them stay fresh for longer.
Ready to Eat products
Such as hummus, deli meats should be stored on the top shelf.
Raw Packed meat
Store this on the lowest shelf in your fridge where it is the coldest. Also if juices drip from the meat it means it won’t contaminate any other foods.
Milk & Dairy
These should also be on the bottom shelf where it is the coldest and at the back. This means yoghurts and cheese too.
Like sauces and dressings should go on the doors as these are the warmest part of the fridge. You can also store drinks here if they are not dairy based.
No many people think that the best place to store these are in the fridge doors but this isn’t the case! They should be stored where the temperature is most consistent. Store them on the middle shelf and keep them in their egg cartons instead of transferring to the egg holders.
Fruits & Vegetables
Keep these in their original packaging , don’t wash the fruit or vegetables until before use as the water can promote bacteria. Vegetables usually like a bit of humidity so store in the vegetable draw as this should be the moistest place in the fridge. Always store your fruit and vegetables separately in the fridge as many fruits contain a chemical that causes them to ripen faster and this can affect your vegetables.
Potatoes and onions should be stored in a cool dark place such as a cupboard with low moisture. Tomatoes like to be kept at room temperature.