How to Organize a Refrigerator Part One


I’ve been slowly working my way through our home, organizing every cabinet, closet, and room. The refrigerator is one of those things I’ve wanted to implement one of my “organization systems” for, but I honestly didn’t know where to start. But today, it happened. I needed to return something to The Container Store and decided to buy a few bins for the fridge with zero plan, which is why this is round one. Now that I have a sense of what works, I know what I’d like to add. So here’s how I made my fridge feel organized (and I’ll say it: beautiful) in about 30 minutes. 

Our fridge was fine, but knew it could be better. Our fruit and vegetable drawers were always full but everything’s piled up and things tend to go bad, so I really wanted something that allowed me to see what we had in there. First, I tossed anything that went bad, which truthfully, wasn’t much – just a few strawberries. Then I moved our shelves around and played with a few configurations. It made more sense to have the eggs and fruit/vegetable bins on the bottom since we’ll access those often. 

This was the quick and dirty version. I’m planning on buying some refrigerator liners, doing a deep clean, and think I’ll add a few things I had my eye on. Also working on a system for our deli/cheese drawer. I have a tray in there but it could be better. Just a note that the berry bins are amazing. I only bought one since that’s all I found in-store, but plan on purchasing two more. 

Let’s start with what I already had

Slim Bin

We use these for the girls pouches
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Here’s what I bought

And here’s what’s in my cart

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  • It looks great! If you keep bottles on the lazy Susan what do you put in the fridge doors?

    1. Hi! I have milk for the girls, almond milk for us, wine, juice, and more bottles. I’ll include a photo in the next post.

    2. Hi! I keep milk, juice, wine, and more bottles. Will include a photo in the next post.

  • This is fabulous! I’m getting a new fridge next month and cannot wait to organize like this.

  • Love this! Very helpful in thinking through our refrigerator system as we have a similar layout. Really liking the sauces in the Lazy Susan! Would’ve never thought of that. Question for you- what do you store in the door compartments If the sauces are in the lazy Susan? Drinks? Thanks in advance! Always love to learn from your tips and tricks.

    1. Hi! Yes, mostly drinks. Milk, juice, wine, etc. I’ll include a photo in the final post.

      1. Great! Loving the finished product and feeling inspired to tackle ours!

  • This looks amazing!! Connor must be having an off day 🤷🏻‍♀️