Guilty of losing items in your fridge only to find them months later growing fur? Part of avoiding food from growing the all-too-familiar mold is by making sure your fridge is cleanly organized and every item is in plain view. You don't need a fancy fridge to make this happen, but rather take a look at this table that will help you organize your fridge by shelf.
Like most of you, I'm Spring cleaning my kitchen this year. I'd already organized my freezer, but there was one behemoth project I'd yet to tackle: my fridge. It'd been at least a year since my last deep cleaning, and the dirty job was weighing on me with dread. But last weekend I was finally up to the task, and while it wasn't pretty, I'm so glad I did it! Planning on cleaning out your own fridge? Read on for tips.
This week’s bonus challenge for the Get Fit For 2011 giveaway is to give your kitchen a healthy makeover. Now is the time to clean up your cabinets and rearrange the contents of your fridge to decrease unhealthy temptations. We asked celebrity dietitian Ashley Koff for some advice on making your kitchen a safe zone. Watch, learn, and then take up the task.
"I just bought my first counter depth stainless steel fridge and I love it. It matches perfectly with my stainless steel dishwasher, oven and microwave. What I don't love is all of the finger prints on the stainless steel. No matter what I do there are always more. Does anyone have any tips on cleaning stainless steel appliances? Is there a good cleaner out there and is there anyways to prevent those pesky finger prints entirely!"
I saw this decal somewhere online — maybe even CasaSugar and applied it to my refrigerator. I've been toying with the idea for a long time on how to hide the big white box and thought about chalkboard, but have already done the pantry wall that way. I think this adds some character to the kitchen!!
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Thanks to Say Cheese!, my weekly series featuring different types of cheese, the charcuterie drawer in my refrigerator is full of cheese. However, when the packaging is removed and the cheese is partially grated, many of them look the same. To ensure that I don't confuse the pecorino with the parmesan, I've started labeling them.
Here's how you do it: instead of writing out the cheese's entire name, simply write the first initial, like A for asaigo or R for romano. For easy identification, use a thick, colored Sharpie. Place the labeled cheese in the drawer with the initial facing up.
Are you an avid cheese eater? How do you distinguish one opened cheese from the other?
Corkboards are helpful for displaying things that aren't "keepers," but using pushpins on your child's artwork or a memorable invitation can really ding it up. The obvious solution would be to use a magnet, but what if you don't have a magnetic refrigerator or other surface? If that's the case, then Good Grips MagTacks ($3.49, reduced from $6.99) are for you. These helpful objects are a pushpin and a magnet in one, which allow you to slip your precious photos or artwork between the top magnet and its pushpin base to avoid ruining them with holes. You can also store the tack head in the magnet base, if you are using a refrigerator or some type of steel message board. Pretty clever, eh?
Although it's a dirty job, someone has to clean out the refrigerator. Especially if you cook at home often, it's best to get rid of old milk before it spoils. I clean my fridge out once a week, but if you haven't checked the contents of the cheese drawer in a while, I suggest you start your Spring cleaning now. Here's what you should do to maintain a pristine, fresh-smelling fridge.