Your refrigerator is one of the hardest places to organize in your kitchen. There’s limited space, bulky items, and specific spaces where things need to go. Thankfully, though, the Home Edit is here to help.
According to the Home Edit, vertical storage is the key to maximizing fridge storage space.
In an interview with Homes and Gardens, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin—the minds behind the organization machine—explain that even larger models still aren’t that large. Storage is limited in pretty much all fridges. That’s why you need to be strategic with how you store things. Their recommendation is to use vertical storage.
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Stack your storage.
What exactly does this mean in practice? Well, think about how easily your shelves fill up when you simply shove things into the back. If you purchase two-tiered shelves or bins with flat tops, you can stack chopped veggies or fruit, soda cans, or condiments and get double the space.
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Purchase easily stackable containers.
You can also opt for storage containers that are easily stackable. If you meal prep or commonly have leftovers, using stackable containers allows you to store more with less room.
If you’ve been struggling with organizing your fridge, it might be time to invest in some new storage methods.