Guinn describes grouping as one of the most essential parts of organisation. In this stage, you look to keep like items with like items, and focus on themes and patterns. Suggestions for fridge tidiness include keeping dairy with dairy, and produce with produce. In doing so, you can also see when something is missing in your fridge, which is a good reminder for when you need to go to the store.
“Compartmentalising is the tip that’s going to help us to stay in the system,” describes Guinn. This involves things like a lazy Susan, drawer dividers, and other helpful refrigerator tools and accessories that can be used to group items, keeping them clean and organised.
The third step is very important, as Guinn says it’s this stage that allows you to eliminate waste. “When stuff gets stuck behind the refrigerator or pushed back too far, it gets lost, and then the next thing we know it’s expired or we can’t use it anymore,” she explains. “The best things to consider are keeping the taller items in the back, as opposed to the shorter ones.” Clear containers are also a good way to improve visibility, while Chrissy prefers to use things like stasher bags that are reusable and made of silicone.
This is basically keeping the flow of your fridge in mind, as well as the aesthetic appeal. You want to keep it clean and beautiful, with one pro-tip offered by Guinn being to decant beverages for an extra clean aesthetic.
The results were truly impressive and there’s no doubt we’ll be putting these to good use this weekend in the hope we get a fridge like Chrissy’s.