[reorganized] How I Organized My Refrigerator

How I Organized My Refrigerator | Redesigned By M

I finally got around to checking off a task that had been on my To-Do list for ages: ORGANIZE REFRIGERATOR!

For some reason, when we moved in, the shelves in the fridge were staggered, so it was nearly impossible to store any party platters in it. Leftovers got lost in the back of the shelves, therefore creating unwanted science projects. I wanted to rearrange things so that the refrigerator worked to accommodate our lifestyle better. So enough chatting! I think pictures will tell the story best.

How I Organized My Refrigerator | Redesigned By M



How I Organized My Refrigerator | Redesigned By M



How I Organized My Refrigerator | Redesigned By M



How I Organized My Refrigerator | Redesigned By M



How I Organized My Refrigerator | Redesigned By M

Smaller bins are placed inside the crisper drawers to hold smaller produce that can get easily tossed around and lost in a large drawer.


How I Organized My Refrigerator | Redesigned By M



How I Organized My Refrigerator | Redesigned By M



How I Organized My Refrigerator | Redesigned By M

This is the freezer shot. I have a bottom-mount freezer drawer. In the AFTER photo, I put a tall freezer bin on the left side where we store our homemade ice cubes. (We don’t have an ice cube maker.) On the right side where there is more drawer space, I store frozen fruits and vegetables flat in Zip-loc bags and file them upright. This makes it easy to see the contents at all times and easy to grab without having to rummage through all the bags.

What do you think? Do you think this is a project you’ll want to take on this weekend?


Total time: To be honest, well on two hours due to all the food we had to throw out. And cleaning. And trial and error of fitting all the bins.

Total cost: I’m embarrassed to admit that the bins cost me $95.09, after using a coupon I had. They are not cheap, those things! But I wanted to make sure I had fridge and freezer safe bins.

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  1. Your “before” shots resemble my fridge a little too closely lol…I’ll have to try these tips & revamp my fridge! Thanks for sharing!

  2. sedrate

     /  August 2, 2013

    I like the second bin in the crisper drawers, that’s a good idea.

  3. I’m in love with organization, those bins are amazing!

  4. This is awesome. Thanks or sharing this:)

  5. They do a good job at sorting the different types of fruits and vegetables. ~M.

  6. They ARE amazing!

  7. Thank you! Glad you liked it. ~M.

  8. Hope these tips work for you. Let me know how your revamp goes! ~M.

  9. Reblogged this on Amanda's Words / starfire8me and commented:
    I need to do this!!!

  10. Reblogged this on naomivaldivia.com and commented:
    This is really helpful! My fridge is just awful and since we do so much cooking, I really need to reorganize it. Thought I’d reblog for anybody else who could use some advice!

  11. It must feel sooo wonderful to have such a functioning organization system in your fridge. I do make effort to clean up my fridge once a month, using up the perishable ingredient (I mean, using them up completely) and wiping down the insides. A clean fridge is definitely one of my biggest motivation to cook 🙂

  12. You’re so right! When the refrigerator is cleaned out, then I know what items to buy to fill in the gaps, no food goes spoiled, and I’m definitely motivated to cook more at home! Being organized = higher productivity 🙂 ~M.

  13. Very nicely done! You make me want to redo my fridge space once again. I got some great ideas from your work here. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop.

  14. So funny… It is raining today and I was thinking about doing a fridge clean-up. This post totally confirmed that it will be worth it! Love the labels.

  15. YESSSS!!!! I love labeling EVERYTHING!!!! So organized! I love it!!!

  16. Thanks, Shelli! I love labeling too! ~M.

  17. Yay! So great to have things organized! Let me know how your rainy day project goes. ~M.

  18. Always a good idea to go through once awhile to make sure everything’s maintained. Thanks for hosting!

  19. Fabulous tips and suggestions. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  20. Wow! I love your reorganization of your fridge! I am envying your little soda can shelf. That is just too cool. Thanks for sharing! So many ideas to incorporate now……….

  21. Thanks, Melissa! I can’t take credit for that soda can dispenser – it came with the fridge that came with the house! I think you can get dispensers that sit on the fridge shelves though. ~M.

  22. I’m so inspired. I need to reorganize mine desperately! Thanks for sharing at Give Me the Goods!

    Rachel @ Maison de Pax

  23. Thank you! I’m glad you found inspiration in the reorganization! ~M.

  24. Great job! I have a frig with funky spacing on shelves (I live in an apt. so I had no choice), so this would be very helpful for me! I especially like the bins you used to corral items. Thanks for sharing!

  25. Thank you! I’m so glad my post could help you organize your fridge. Let me know how my tips work out for you! ~M.

  26. I love the bins you used to organise everything and the way you labelled it all!!
    My freezer needs to be sorted on a regular basis due to freezer cooking. This post is very motivating!!

  27. Thank you! I’m so glad to know these tips will help you. ~M.

  28. Lorine

     /  August 10, 2013

    The extra bins and labels are a great idea! I’ve actually googled “how to organize refrigerator” before. Will definitely incorporate your ideas when I reorganize it again.

  29. It’s always a good idea to maintain organization after the initial makeover. I’m happy to hear you liked the ideas I shared here. 🙂 ~M.

  30. Josephine

     /  August 19, 2013

    Love how you organized everything. I need to do the same.
    Just wondering, where did you get the bins from?

  31. Which bins do you mean?

  32. I’m a bit frustrated with the small fridge in the house we just bought. These look like usable ideas for this fridge. Thanks so much for sharing them.

  33. Josephine

     /  August 26, 2013

    Where did you buy the clear containers/bins in your fridge?

  34. Those were purchased from Storables in Seattle, but you can find them at The Container Store or any store that specializes in organization products.

  35. I hope these ideas will translate well into your fridge. Every fridge has so much potential! Just need to know where to look. 🙂

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