We are excited to introduce Kathryn McMillan, a new guest blogger here at My Clean Kitchen and owner of Clutter Conversions. Kathryn will be writing about organizing your kitchen – top to bottom. From the refrigerator to the spice rack to the pots and pans. She is an organization guru. We are so excited to be able to share her knowledge with you! Here is her first blog post. This is great advice for the upcoming weeks when your fridge is full for the holidays. Please let us know what you think and if you have any tips of your own.
Forgotten equals Rotten!
Keeping an organized and clean refrigerator is the key to saving money and food.
Often food and leftovers get shoved into the back of the refrigerator then it is forgotten and sits there rotting away.
I recommend using plastic baskets, some with handles and some without handles, but all with labels. You should label the shelves in the door also.
Here are 10 tips to keep your refrigerator clean and organized:
1) Keep your refrigerator cool.
2) Check the humidity of the drawers.
3) Store leftovers up to 4 days.
4) Do not mix categories of food in the same drawer.
5) Do not place milk or other items that quickly expire in the door.
6) Store meats and fish in the bottom drawers to keep juice from dripping onto other foods causing cross contamination.
7) Do not overstock the refrigerator so air can flow around the food.
8) Do not cut/chop food until you are ready to use it.
9) F.I.F.O – First in, First out. Rotate you stock to keep older items from getting lost in the back.
10) Spill it – Clean it! If you spill something clean it immediately to stop bacteria from growing. Wipe the shelves and check for unwanted items weekly.
For a more detailed explanation of these tips and to see an example of an organized refrigerator, visit squawkfox.com.
To learn more about Kathryn and Clutter Conversions, visit www.clutterconversions.com