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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.

    Natasha Kravchuk

    Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the creator behind Natasha's Kitchen (established in 2009), and I share family-friendly, authentic recipes. I am a New York Times Best-Selling cookbook author and a trusted video personality in the culinary world. My husband, Vadim, and I run this blog together, ensuring every recipe we share is thoroughly tested and approved. Our mission is to provide you with delicious, reliable recipes you can count on. Thanks for stopping by! I am so happy you are here.

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    • Mac
      May 24, 2022

      Hi Natasha, what did you mix in the yogurt recipe after the chia seeds? I thought maybe cinnamon but it did not look like it. I know you did chia seeds, fruit, honey and not sure what else?

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      • NatashasKitchen.com
        May 24, 2022

        Hi Mac, are you referring to the overnight oats recipe? If so, please view this recipe link for all the ingredients used. πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ™ 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!

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    • 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!

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    • 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” πŸ˜‹

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        March 20, 2021

        Thank you for that wonderful compliment!

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    • 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.

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