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Refrigerator Organization and Tour

Take a peek inside our refrigerator and freezer to see what we keep in there. We’re also sharing ideas for how to organize your refrigerator so food is less likely to spoil or go to waste.

Organized refrigerator with doors open

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Refrigerator Organization Video

You’ve seen our dream Kitchen Tour and our Pantry Tour. We’ve had so many requests for a fridge tour so here it is. Enjoy this video tour.

The Before… 

This is what stocking your fridge without a plan looks like. We often had things that went to waste, or we ended up buying things twice when we didn’t realize we still had it on hand. When things are organized, it’s easier to remember how much eggs or celery you have left.

Disorganized side by side refrigerator and freezer

And After…

Here is how our fridge looks now, so neat and organized. I’m inspired to cook every time I open it. It looks fancy but it’s actually way more practical and foods stay fresh longer because we are storing things correctly.

Restocked and organized refrigerator

How to Organize Your Refrigerator

  1. Grocery Shop – Make a list of what you already have and what you want to stock and go grocery shopping.
  2. Get Storage Containers – once you figure out what you want to stock, buy the storage containers you’ll need to keep things organized i.e. Tupperware, bins, lazy Susan (see list below and make sure they fit your spaces)
  3. Clean out your Fridge – remove all of the food from your refrigerator first. Transfer dairy and meats to a cooler with ice to keep cool. Wipe down all of the drawers and shelves with a damp towel.
  4. Make a Plan – Determine where you are going to store different produce and label drawers to keep things organized. Consider your plan when buying storage containers to make sure they fit.
  5. Re-stock – Fill bins, Tupperware and drawers with produce.
  6. Repeat with the freezer once the fridge is done. This way you don’t risk food defrosting.
two women organizing refrigerator

We hired Anna of Neat Method to help with organizing our refrigerator and freezer (Anna also helped us organize our Huge Pantry). Anna’s team spent hours deep cleaning, pulling everything out then reorganizing everything efficiently. Having a professional organize a space is such a treat. We included notes for all of the food storage and organization tools that Anna brought. I hope this post inspires you to organize your refrigerator.

Tips for Refrigerator Organization

  1. Don’t over-fill your fridge. You want air to circulate and you also don’t want things to get blocked or forgotten in the back of the refrigerator. Aim to fill 2/3 full.
  2. Pre-cut fruits and veggies deteriorate faster and don’t last as long so only prep them if you know you need them for a recipe. We do love to slice up pineapple though which seems less likely to overripen in the refrigerator.
  3. Door Storage – Don’t store milk or eggs on the door since that is the warmest spot in your fridge. Store Condiments on the door.
  4. Don’t store fruits and veggies together – Fruit likes low humidity while veggies love higher humidity so it’s best to keep them separate.
  5. Do not wash fruits and vegetables until you’re ready to enjoy.
What to store on refrigerator door

Recipes for Meal Prep

Here are the Recipes that we mentioned having stocked in the refrigerator and freezer. We make these on the regular rotation because it makes meal planning and healthy eating easier.

meal prep containers in the refrigerator

P.S. We keep that small milk container in the fridge for our dreamy Jura Espresso Machine that I told you about in our Kitchen Tour.

Fridge Storage and Organization Containers

Veggies organized in bins
Meats and cheeses organized in drawer

A Peek at the Freezer

We love freezer friendly recipes and love to stock foods like:

We also keep bags of homegrown berries as well as dill and chives and we store frozen lemon juice and zest when we get a ton of lemons from my Mom-in-law.

Organized Freezer with produce
Frozen baked goods

Which Refrigerator do we Have?

If anyone is curious, we have a stainless steel built-in Thermador Refrigerator. It is counter-depth with a 30″ wide panel for the refrigerator and an 18″wide panel for the freezer.

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  • Emilia
    August 4, 2021

    Thank you for the video. I would like a link to the coffee machine. I can’t find it abouve.

    Reply

  • Jessica
    April 23, 2021

    Hi! I was wondering if you could look into doing a Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Donut copycat recipe? I’ve been looking everywhere and I can’t find one that’s just perfect 🙁 From my experience, your recipes never seem to fail! Lots of love, Jess

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    • Natasha
      April 24, 2021

      Hi Jessica, If I come up with something great, I will be sure to share it. Thank you for the suggestion!

      Reply

  • Julie Olmstead
    April 17, 2021

    I totally LOVE everything you post! I am of Russian/ Ukranian descent…. Thanks for all your post! You are truly talented!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 17, 2021

      You’re so nice! Thank you for that wonderful compliment!

      Reply

  • Ninis
    April 14, 2021

    Hi Natasha .. do you wash vegetables and fruits before you put in fridge or do you wash them right before you eat or cook ?
    Thank you for sharing the organization ideas. xx Ninis

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 14, 2021

      Hi Ninis, it depends on the fruit or vegetable. Some fruit does best stored unwashed. I recommend researching or using Google to find the best way to store each fruit or vegetable individually.

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  • Sussan
    March 25, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    I’m from Australia and out curiosity, i would like to know what is the brand of your refrigerator? As I have not seen a refrigerator here in Australi that has 2 big drawer compartments in the refrigerator. Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 25, 2021

      Hi Sussan, I have the details for our refrigerator at the bottom of this post. It is a Thermador.

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  • Sibongile Sheila Ali
    March 20, 2021

    Wow! I loved the organization of your fridge. It’s appetizing. All food in it was saying “eat me” 😋

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 20, 2021

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment!

      Reply

  • Tina
    March 18, 2021

    What is the name of the plastic bags you used for your dill?

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    • Natasha
      March 18, 2021

      Hi Tina, they are Stasher bags. I have them linked in the post above.

      Reply

  • Sarah Barrett
    March 18, 2021

    This was amazing. Thanks. I’ve never heard of keeping nuts in the fridge. Why should I do that??

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 18, 2021

      Hi Sarah, yes we always keep them in the fridge. Here’s an answer from a quick Google search: “Spoilage is accelerated even more in the presence of light, oxygen, and—you guessed it—heat. Storing nuts (and seeds) in the fridge or freezer limits their exposure to all three of these, and will result in your nuts tasting less bitter and more flavorful vibrant for a longer period of time”

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  • Clara Stein
    March 18, 2021

    Hello Natasha,

    Looks like you like Cosco! They have good brands worth getting a membership?
    I find your blog informative and practical.

    God bless.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 18, 2021

      Hi Clare, yes, we shop there often. Have you seen our Costco – 20 things you should buy post? We definitely put our membership to good use.

      Reply

  • Anna A
    March 18, 2021

    Gorgeous organization!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 18, 2021

      Thank you, Anna!

      Reply

  • Susan E Sheber
    March 15, 2021

    What surprises me is that you have such a small amount of head lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes, celery, etc.! Those fill my crisper drawers. That’s what I use each day. And they stuff my refrigerator.

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  • Annah
    March 15, 2021

    Finalleeeeeee!🤗🤗

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  • Linda
    March 13, 2021

    You can buy Chick Fi la sauce at most grocers if you want a bigger stash. My granddaughter loves it! Hope this helps.

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    • Natasha
      March 13, 2021

      They knew they had a good thing. I think it was smart for them to sell the sauces.

      Reply

  • Linda Rossi
    March 13, 2021

    I recently found out that wrapping a whole celery in aluminum foil keeps it fresh for weeks. Just unwrap it and remove as many stalks as you need for the recipe. Then rewrap and store in the fridge.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 13, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • jocelyn Hurtubise
    March 13, 2021

    Maple syrup from Quebec is very good too!

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    • Nancy
      March 15, 2021

      There is nothing better than Québec maple syrup !!

      Reply

  • Jana
    March 13, 2021

    I loved how you said welcome in the bread tip lol

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    • Natasha
      March 13, 2021

      Oh that’s awesome! I’m so glad you enjoyed that. Thanks for that feedback.

      Reply

  • Celese B Peters
    March 13, 2021

    Natasha, would you please give me the Brand of Refrigerator/ Freezer you have. Thanks again so much for your delightful and insightful presentation. CBP, Vernal, Utah.

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    • Natasha
      March 13, 2021

      Hi Celese, I have the details for our refrigerator at the bottom of this post. It is a Thermador.

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      • Sandy
        March 14, 2021

        Are the shelves truly that narrow in depth? I have never seen one like that in my 79 yrs.

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        • Natasha
          March 15, 2021

          Hi Sandy, yes ours is a counter depth refrigerator. We opted for this type since we have a second refrigerator. We have more details on the fridge and freezer we have towards the bottom of this post.

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  • annamarie
    March 13, 2021

    whats the name brand of the maple syrup you use. thank you.

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  • Jess
    March 13, 2021

    Would you be able to do a similar waffle recipe to your ricotta pancakes?

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    • Natasha
      March 13, 2021

      Oh that sounds like a delicious idea. We will have to test that out!

      Reply

  • Melkam Kinde
    March 13, 2021

    Can you share a link for your fridge brand and size .I always follow you and you help me and my family to learn new things all the time.
    Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 13, 2021

      Hi Melkam, see this section in the post “Which Refrigerator do we Have?” I hope that helps.

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    • Mel
      March 13, 2021

      Did she respond to your question? Link please. I’m in search of a new frig. Thank you!

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      • Mel
        March 13, 2021

        thank you for your response!!

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  • Mary
    March 12, 2021

    Thank you for sharing! My fridge is in desperate need of organization 😬 would love your recipe for chia seed pudding!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 13, 2021

      Thank you so much for watching and for that suggestion!

      Reply

  • Nick S.
    March 12, 2021

    OMG you are so freaking entertaining. Gawd, I would love to have a fridge/freezer that big. Meh, my house was built in the 60s and it is what it is. You gave me some nice ideas. We do have a nice freezer is our basement. I have a vacuum packer sucker thingie. It’s great ut maybe not necessary for all things
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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 12, 2021

      Thank you so much for watching Nick!

      Reply

  • Beth Ragland
    March 12, 2021

    Enjoyed your tour! I am making notes and I will be taking action both pantry and refrigerator. Thank you for sharing! Blessings

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    • Natasha
      March 12, 2021

      I’m so glad you are inspired to do some organizing in your pantry and refrigerator. Blessings over you also!

      Reply

  • Jana
    March 12, 2021

    I loved the tour thanks natasha

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  • Lisalia
    March 12, 2021

    Wow this looks gorgeous! I’m totally inspired – definitely easier to find food when everything is in its place. I can’t wait to order some of the bins that you feature!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 12, 2021

      Thank you so much for watching our fridge tour, Lisalia! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Eden
    March 12, 2021

    I got some great tips from this and can’t wait to do my own fridge!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 12, 2021

      Thank you so much for watching! Having an organized fridge is the best feeling!

      Reply

  • Jen
    March 12, 2021

    I love the lazy susan idea for condiments! I use a few in my pantry and I can’t believe I’ve never thought of that. Thank you! It all looks gorgeous!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 12, 2021

      It helps a TON to keep it clean and organized! Thank you so much for watching!

      Reply

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