Wednesday, February 12, 2014

7 Best tips for storing the fridge -How to Organize the Fridge

The fridge is a primary staple of any home, and as such, its organization is vital to a properly functioning household.If you want a more organized storage of food , here are a few suggestions that might come in handy when stocking your fridge.

How to Organize the Fridge
Tip 1
If you want a more organized storage of food, you should invest in appliances that have lots of compartments and shelves for easy storage.

 Identify your Cold and Warm Spots
Not all areas of the inside of your refrigerator are at the same temperature. Both the vegetable bin and refrigerator door are less cold than the main compartment area. So, it's important to properly seal foods to prevent spoilage.

Organize your refrigerator weekly. Make sure you dispose the items that have already expired or the items you don't need. You will be surprised of how much space you can gain by removing unwanted things inside the fridge.

Tip 4
Try buying clear plastic containers in standard sizes. What is great about clear containers is that you can easily see what is inside. You wouldn't have to rummage inside the fridge to look for the item you need.

Tip 5
How to Keep Your Vegetables Fresh
 Vegetables stay fresh longer with a bit of humidity. The drawer labeled vegetables or high humidity is the moistest spot in the fridge. Store in the original packaging or in  plastic bags but the bag should have holes in it or tied very loosely.This is because vegetables last longer, with high humidity and the needs air circulation to keep it fresh.

Before storing your veggies, remove parts that are already damaged. Cut off the decayed tops or leaves of green leafy veggies like cabbage before you even place them in your refrigerator. It is better to remove the outer leaves because pesticides and fertilizers might increase toxicity.

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Inspect your vegetable compartment once in a while and remove rotten produce. The decaying produce emits more ethylene. This will speed up the rotting process of the other fresh vegetables.

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Tip 6
 Packaged raw meat should go on the super-cold bottom shelf. And if juices drip, they won’t contaminate the whole fridge.

Tip 7
 Condiments are generally high in vinegar and salt, which are natural preservatives. So ketchup, mayonnaise, and salad dressing are fine on the door. Same goes for pickles and jarred salsa. Olive and vegetable oils can remain in the pantry. But nut oils, like sesame and walnut oils, belong in the refrigerator, also on the door.
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The ideal temperature is 40 degrees Fahrenheit.Any lower or higher will either risk bacteria growth or make your food frozen.
Kitchen Tips: Organizing Your Refrigerator

 How to Organize Your Fridge

Best cleaning for refrigerator

Best cleaning for refrigerator
 Clean Your Refrigerator
First, turn off the power
1-Defrost your freezer
2-Take out everything

3-Clean and disinfect the inside walls of the freezer compartment, refrigerator, the shelves, and all along the door seal. You can kill and prevent mildew by wiping the inside of your refrigerator with pure white vinegar.
Clean the interior of the fridge - mix one tablespoon vinegar to 16 ounces water and put in a spray bottle – spray on shelves and walls on interior of refrigerator and wipe clean. This same solution can also be used on the exterior of your refrigerator.

 4-Vinegar discourages and prevents the growth of mildew, molds and other undesirable bacteria.

5-Take out each shelf and wash it in the sink with some hot, soapy water. 
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You use a paste of baking soda and water to clean off really stuck on food. While the shelf is drying a bit, I wash the walls of the fridge behind where I removed the shelf with a damp cloth. 

Dry the shelf and put it back.

6-Clean the floor underneath the fridge

7-Place an open box of baking soda on the top shelf to mitigate strong odors
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