September 30, 2017

7 Fridge Hacks That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

Fridges can get pretty messy and pretty gross, and it’s not really avoidable. I mean they’re holding drinks and perishables, so it’s a given. But that doesn’t mean we can’t make the fridge easier to deal with. And that’s why we decided to find some awesome hacks that will help you keep it clean. Also, forgetting about foods that can go bad isn’t great for the wallet either, so these tips will do you well.

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1. Eat Me First Box

If you have trouble keeping track of your perishables, then this is a great way to make sure you use up anything that could go bad first.

Eat me first box

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2. Lazy Susan

A fun way to keep things organized and easy to grab is by adding a Lazy Susan to your fridge. And whether you want to use it for your condiments or jarred goods, it will definitely make things more accessible.

Lazy susan in the fridge

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3. Use Vinegar and Baking Soda to Remove Odors

Cleaning your fridge with vinegar may seem counterintuitive since vinegar isn’t known for smelling very pleasant. However, it does have impressive odor-neutralizing capabilities that are similar to those of baking soda. Create a cleaning solution with equal parts vinegar and water, then use it to wipe down your refrigerator shelves if baking soda didn’t sufficiently remove all of the odors. You can also leave an open cup of vinegar in your fridge for a few days to keep additional bad odors from forming.

Once you have scrubbed down the entire interior of your fridge, open a small box of baking soda and place it on one of your refrigerator shelves. The baking soda will continually remove odors from your refrigerator and prevent it from becoming smelly again for a period of time. 

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Fridge freshner

4. Glue Magnets to the Bottoms of Containers

A fun (and kinda cute?) way to add more space to your kitchen is to glue magnets to the bottom of containers. Gives you the option to stuff more things in the refrigerator during Thanksgiving than it already can.

Magnetic fridge containers

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5. Egg Carton Squeeze Bottle Organization

If you want a way to save money and get the most out of your condiments, then try placing them upside down in an egg carton. That’s recycling, right?

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6. Use Magnets for Kid’s Cups

Now if you have kids, this is a handy one. It keeps kids from using too many cups and it makes them easy to reach so there are less messes.

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7. Fridge Liners

If you’re tired of drinks spilling or sauces getting everywhere, this is a super easy way to clean up messes and save yourself some time. Buy washable fridge liners for your fruit and veggie bins. For the rest of your shelves, cut up some placemats to custom fit your fridge!

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Now whether you’re a parent trying to keep up with your kid’s messes or you want to save money by using the last of the ketchup bottle, there are plenty of fridge hacks to use. It may be one of the least fun places to clean, but thankfully there are plenty of ways to keep it a “once in awhile” chore.


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