How to Arrange the Refrigerator

May 22, 2013 | By | Comments (3)

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If you arrange the refrigerator properly, you’ll not only be able to find everything, but you’re also less likely to waste food.

Arrange perishable foods–like milk, yogurt, and other dairy products–where it’s coldest: on the lowest shelf towards the back of the refrigerator. Avoid putting these items in the door, because the temperature can fluctuate too much and lead to premature spoilage. This means even eggs and butter should be stored inside (and eggs should be kept in the original packaging, which helps preserve them), even if your fridge has specific compartments on the door.

Packaged raw meat should also go on the super-cold bottom drawer. And if juices drip, they won’t contaminate the whole fridge.

Use the door to store bottled food and condiments (think ketchup and pickles) that don’t spoil quickly.

Finally, store produce in the crisper drawer. Since the drawer tends to have a higher humidity level than the rest of the refrigerator, fruits and vegetables will stay fresher there.

See surprising items that require cold storage and 10 things you shouldn’t refrigerate.


  1. Brandon

    My parent’s refrigerator has a compartment on the door that was specifically made to place a carton of milk. It’s making sense now! Not long ago, my mom was complaining how often their milk goes bad and was wondering if something was wrong with her fridge. It’s strange that the fridge manufacturers make these compartments for eggs and milk on the door. Thanks for tips!

    May 22, 2013 at 8:57 pm
  2. Dan

    You want an amazing refrigerator here you go! Its solar powered! Its very revolutionary!

    July 8, 2013 at 12:28 pm
  3. Darnell

    I dont think we have any refrigerators that nice here in south texas. seems like we are always behind the rest of the US in terms of technology. Super nice fridge though.

    September 20, 2013 at 12:00 am

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