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In this blog post, you’ll learn the best way to organize a fridge.

A refrigerator is in Kenya one of the most forgotten things in a kitchen. The average person spends about 30K-40K per year on grocery shopping. 

It’s no wonder that they often neglect their fridge, which can cost them more money and be detrimental to their health as well! 

This blog post will outline how you can keep your fridge organized so that it’ll help save you both time and money while keeping food fresh longer.

Let us get right to it, shall we?

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Best fridge organizers in Kenya

  • ZIPLOCK STORAGE FRIDGE PACKAGING BAGS

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    • Ziplock fridge packaging paper bags 20 pieces in 1/2kg Capacity, 19X14 CM
    • Ziplock Package paper bags.
    • Reusable, convenient, safe, hygienic.
    • Eco-friendly heavy gauge.
    • For groceries, grains, herbs, accessories, etc
  • Set Of 3pcs Cereal Container With Lid And Handle

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    • Easily accessible transparent container for ease identification of what’s inside
    • Strong Handle for ease of access even on high shelves
    • Airtight lid 
    • Wide range of colors
    • Heavy plastic made
    • Keeps cereal away from contamination 
    • Keeps groceries in airtight containers and fresh
    • Capacity 2.5kg
  • Plastic Kitchen Refrigerator Fridge Storage

    Plastic Kitchen Refrigerator Fridge Storage
    • Easy to use
    • High quality and Inexpensive
    • Exquisite Workmanship
    • Durable in use
    • Well Made
  • Air Tight Multi Purpose Spaghetti, Noodles, AND cereal Container

    Air Tight Multi Purpose Spaghetti, Noodles ,cereal Container
    • Made of high quality pp. Non-toxic, no odor, waterproof, damp-proof, and durable. Safe to store food.
    • Not only suit for storage of noodles, and spaghetti, but also for dry food, spaghetti, cereal, and rice.
    • Keep your food fresh and dry with this high-quality food storage container.
    • Made with safe materials, this container is perfect for storing all kinds of food.
    • Keep your kitchen organized and your food fresh with this essential storage container.

The best way to organize A fridge

Put Frequently need items together

Organize a fridge.

Rearrange shelves and bins to put frequently needed items closer together.

This includes condiments with mayonnaise near ketchup or mustard next to hot sauce, fruits at eye level (or slightly above), vegetables within easy reach, drinks at waist height, leftovers bin on the door.

Perishable foods in front

Organize a fridge BY Perishable foods in front

To organize a fridge, keep perishable foods like milk and cheese at the front of your refrigerator to keep them as fresh as possible for longer periods of time. 

Put more commonly used condiments like ketchup and salad dressing in an easy reach position near the door if this is practical. 

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Place things with similar expiration dates together – such as eggs, bread, and bacon – to make it easier to check when those products should be discarded due to spoilage or expiry date limits.

Create a shelf for taller cans

Create a shelf for taller cans

Arrange canned goods from the tallest cans closest to the back wall down, creating a “shelf” for the taller cans to sit on. 

This will allow for more storage space as you are able to double or triple stack some of them up.

And it is easier to see what canned goods you have available when they are all in one location like this.

Keep the raw meat lower

Keep the raw meat lower drawer of the fridge

Keep raw meat away from other foods by storing it lower down in your refrigerator.

Typically near the bottom shelf where there is less foot traffic than towards the top shelves which usually have food that people tend to grab frequently. 

Store opened packages of raw beef, poultry and pork products on their sides with airholes punched out so that they are not touching raw meat or other food items.

Do not store cooked meats at room temperature – cold temperatures keep bacteria from multiplying and can help prevent food-borne illnesses. 

Store food in single layer and containers to organize a fridge

Store food in single layer and containers to organize a fridge

This will help your refrigerator run more efficiently. 

You can also use a large container to store raw meats separately from other foods, which is an excellent way to keep it safe during storage.

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Do not overstuff the fridge or freezer with items

Do not overstuff the fridge or freezer with items

This prevents their air circulation and causes them to work less effectively as they have to cool down all of that extra space instead of just the things inside.

Get storage bins to organize a fridge

Get storage bins to organize a fridge

Use storage bins to keep items from taking up too much space.

This includes Tupperware for leftovers as well as other plastic containers with lids that can be stacked neatly within one another without any wasted room.

Check the best quality organizers here on Jumia.

Label containers

Label containers

To organize a fridge, label every container so that you know what’s inside (especially if there are multiple people living in your home)

Take out expired food stuff

Make sure you take out anything that’s expired, to prevent the spread of bacteria and other harmful substances.

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Keep milk on top level

Keep milk on top level of the fridge

This way it will not become sour or turn bad as fast and keeps your fridge organized. 

Keep fridge at 35 degrees and freezer at 0 degrees Fahrenheit

Keep fridge at 35 degrees and freezer at 0 degrees Fahrenheit

 Ensure your fridge is set at a temperature between 36°F (0°C) and 40°F (about 0 degrees Celsius). 

Too warm can increase spoilage; too cold may cause freezer burn in perishable items like meats.

Separate Your Fruits and Veggies

Separate Your Fruits and Veggies

Vegetables should be kept in the crisper, while fruits are better off on shelves to organize a fridge.

Keep Butter and Eggs at the Bottom

Keep Butter and Eggs at the Bottom of the fridge

These two items will stay fresh longer than those sitting up top. 

Store Cheese Up High

Store Cheese Up High

Just like with butter and eggs, the cheese stays fresher when it’s stored away from other things that may get hotter faster. 

Buy a Humidity Control Device if Necessary

Buy a Humidity Control Device if Necessary

If you live somewhere particularly dry or humid this can help keep your produce nice for much longer periods of time. As is said “an apple a day–” well you know what I mean 😉

Put vegetables on crisper drawer

Put vegetables on crisper drawer

To organize a fridge, put vegetables in your fridge’s crisper drawer to keep them fresh longer. 

Also, store things that don’t go bad quickly such as paper products here too! 

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Some people even use their fridge door shelf space to create an impromptu pantry with canned goods or items that need refrigeration but won’t fit inside drawers. 

I personally find this tip invaluable.

Use small containers to organize a fridge

Use small containers to organize a fridge

Save space by using a milk crate or other small container to store eggs upright instead of stacking them flat on one another. And don’t forget about those delicious egg cartons! By cutting off just one-third of each compartment you can easily fit two dozen eggs into one half gallon size carton.

These fridge organizers are going for less than 1K on Jumia.

Fresh produce on drawers

Fresh produce on drawers

Store fresh produce in the drawers and place them on the outer edges of your fridge. This way, they’re furthest away from any cooking smells that might contaminate their delicate flavors.

Protect Your Lower Shelf

Protect Your Lower Shelf

You can use a drawer mat to keep your fridge in a clean condition from juices dripping from items above.

You can get this fridge drawer mat for KSh 1,000 on Jumia. They come in 4 pieces.

What you shouldn’t put in a fridge:

Lettuce and spinach are sensitive so they should always stay cold while others like tomatoes and cucumbers might get moldy more easily when refrigerated. 

This doesn’t mean they’re off-limits though! 

They just need some extra care (make sure that everything stays dry and use vinegar to keep them fresh)

Fruit can be stored in the fridge but it won’t last as long. It’s best if you’re going to eat fruit within a day or two of buying it.

What not to put on top shelves

  • Fruit: should be placed on the shelves below 
  • Vegetables: it’s best to keep vegetables in a crisper drawer

What you can put on top shelves if they’re deep enough for food like milk or yogurt cups;

Butter, eggs, and bacon

These will stay fresh and not attract bugs because of the lack of light shining down from above. 

You could also store things that don’t go bad quickly such as paper products here too! 

What not to put on bottom shelves:

You want to stay away from storing potatoes and onions at the bottom because they require good air circulation.

These vegetables will spoil quickly when cooled down so store them higher up where there is better flow and less exposure.

More ways to organize a fridge

Your refrigerator should have four different zones: fresh produce, perishable items like meat or dairy products, chilled dishes such as sauces or dressings, and frozen goods.

Keeping these types of foods designated in individual areas will make it easier when you’re looking for something specific without having to dig through all the other items in the fridge first.

Not only will this save time but it also helps conserve space so everything lasts longer! 

If you are running short on space in the fridge, try storing fresh and perishable items separately from chilled or frozen foods (and vice versa). 

For example, store perishables like milk and meat on the bottom shelves of the refrigerator to prevent them from getting warm too quickly. 

The door is best suited for cold drinks because it’s farthest away from where food spends most of its time sitting inside the refrigerator.

This helps keep things nice and cool so they won’t spoil as easily!

Best fridge storage containers in Kenya

  • ZIPLOCK STORAGE FRIDGE PACKAGING BAGS

    fridge organizer kenya
    • Ziplock fridge packaging paper bags 20 pieces in 1/2kg Capacity, 19X14 CM
    • Ziplock Package paper bags.
    • Reusable, convenient, safe, hygienic.
    • Eco-friendly heavy gauge.
    • For groceries, grains, herbs, accessories, etc
  • Set Of 3pcs Cereal Container With Lid And Handle

    fridge organizer kenya 1
    • Easily accessible transparent container for ease identification of what’s inside
    • Strong Handle for ease of access even on high shelves
    • Airtight lid 
    • Wide range of colors
    • Heavy plastic made
    • Keeps cereal away from contamination 
    • Keeps groceries in airtight containers and fresh
    • Capacity 2.5kg
  • Plastic Kitchen Refrigerator Fridge Storage

    Plastic Kitchen Refrigerator Fridge Storage
    • Easy to use
    • High quality and Inexpensive
    • Exquisite Workmanship
    • Durable in use
    • Well Made
  • Air Tight Multi Purpose Spaghetti, Noodles, AND cereal Container

    Air Tight Multi Purpose Spaghetti, Noodles ,cereal Container
    • Made of high quality pp. Non-toxic, no odor, waterproof, damp-proof, and durable. Safe to store food.
    • Not only suit for storage of noodles, and spaghetti, but also for dry food, spaghetti, cereal, and rice.
    • Keep your food fresh and dry with this high-quality food storage container.
    • Made with safe materials, this container is perfect for storing all kinds of food.
    • Keep your kitchen organized and your food fresh with this essential storage container.
  • 5 In 1 Fridge Container Set

    5 In 1 Fridge Container Set
    • Airtight and watertight seal to keep food fresh
    • Ideal for cereals, spices, flower vases, preserves, beads, and more
    • Features gold caps, silver caps, or black caps
    • Great for gifting
  •  Fresh Food Fridge Storage Containers -2pcs

     Fresh Food Fridge Storage Containers -2pcs
    • Easy to use
    • High quality and Inexpensive
    • Exquisite Workmanship
    • Durable in use
    • Well Made
  • Stackable Fridge Container Organizer in Kenya

    Stackable Fridge Container Organizer
    • Stackable: The storage box is stackable as you need, which is a space-saver.
    • Good Sealing: The lid is made of PE material and it has good sealing which avoids the soup slash and is convenient to carry.
    • Keep Original Taste: Each kind of food can be kept separately and keep its original taste.
    • Multifunctional: It can not only be a storage box, but it is also a lunch box to carry fruit, snack, and more.
    • Organization: The boxes organize your fish, meat, fruits, veggie, cheeses and beverages etc. in, easy to clean stack able containers.
  • Acrylic Fridge Organizer/Fridge Container Storage

    Acrylic Fridge Organizer/Fridge Container Storage
    • Excellent optical clarity & transparency
    • Highly resistant to variations in temperature
    • Up to 17 times the impact resistance of ordinary glass
    • Half the weight of glass and ideal for precision machining
    • Highly resistant to many different chemicals.
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