Prep your fridge for holiday feasts
November is National Clean Out Your Fridge Month, and an excellent time to take a good look at what has gotten lost in the back of the refrigerator – and make room for the holiday dishes, treats, and leftovers that will need some space in a few short weeks.
You won't need an entire month to clean out your fridge. Pick a day on the calendar when you have a free hour and follow these simple steps:
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Start by pulling everything out and tossing anything that is out-of-date and/or smelly.
Give the shelves and drawers a good wipe down.
Place most frequently used items near the front at eye level.
Place tall items in the back of the refrigerator and small items in front for easy visibility.
Group similar things together. Dairy on one shelf, fruits in one drawer, vegetables in another, condiments in the door etc.
Store leftovers in clear containers so you can easily see what is inside.
Each time you take out the trash and recyclables do a quick check of the fridge and freezer and toss old or expired items.