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Food Habits - Clearing the Clutter to eat healthy

Updated: Apr 12, 2019

Do you have a cluttered or overstuffed fridge? We’ve been there. But don’t worry, we’ve got some handy tips on how you can keep your fridge organized and your food fresh!



The number one tip is to have a designated spot for everything, especially staple items.


Liquids

  • Store milk in the coldest part of your fridge. This will usually be near the bottom, since heat rises!

  • Store juice and other drinks beside your milk.

  • For bottles and soda cans, you can store them in the built-in compartments if your fridge has them. If not, a few condiment containers will work just as well!

  • Store wine and liquor in the smallest shelf by putting them sideways. We recommend a rubber shelf liner so that they don’t roll around!



Eggs

  • Store eggs in the middle of your fridge, as it’s the most temperature-consistent spot!

  • Keep the eggs in its original carton, as it’s designed to keep out odours from the rest of your fridge.

  • The date written on the carton is the “Sell By” date; as a general rule, your eggs will be good for 3 weeks after this date! Take a permanent marker and jot down the “Best By” date so you can know at a glance!

Meats and Cheeses

  • Most fridges come with designated meat and cheese drawers, which are designed to stay consistently cold.

  • Transfer meats and cheeses to clear plastic bags so you can always see what’s in them. You’ll be more likely to eat them this way!

  • Jot down a “Consume By” date on your meats! Opened meat should be eaten within 3-5 days, and unopened meat can last up to 2 weeks.



Condiments

  • Separate different kinds of condiments so they each have their own spot. For example, categories might include “BBQ Condiments” or “Salad Dressings”.

  • Take-out packets can be organized in jars or small containers.

  • Downsize your jars as you use things up to save space!

  • Store other condiments like dips and pickled items in long plastic containers that can act as condiment caddies!

Veggies

  • Keep things divided! Sort your vegetables by type.

  • If your fridge doesn’t have separated compartments, small plastic containers will do the job!

  • The best way to make sure your fruits and veggies are consumed is to make them ready to eat. Wash and chop them as soon as you get home from the grocery store, and store them in glass containers in the middle of the fridge, where they’ll be easily seen!

Lastly, keep your fridge organization items handy! This includes zipper bags, markers, and a label maker. With these tools and your new organizational knowledge, your fridge will be tidy and ready for everything from daily use to special events!


Let us know how your fridge organization turns out!

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