No matter what system I create or how hard I work to organize my cluttered refrigerator, I never quite find what I’m looking for.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve purchased a second container of BBQ sauce or dressing, completely unaware that we already had one at home that had been pushed too far in the fridge to see. And don’t get me started on expired sour cream or pickles with an expiration date of 2018: Where has this stuff been hiding for so long?
With my refrigerator’s side-by-side door style, that’s impossible. do not lose things in the cavernous depth of each shelf. Add to that trying to sell my kids to keep things in their place and…I give up.
Good, almost. Recently I discovered a range of tiered trays from YouCopia, a popular home organization brand on Amazon. Its “Crazy Susan” turntable seemed perfect for organizing my deep fridge shelves, and after seeing its impressive 4.8-star rating from thousands of reviewers, I was sold.
So I grabbed a few styles and dedicated a weekend morning to getting everything out of my fridge – and prayed that these organizers would clear the clutter once and for all.
YouCopia Crazy Susan Kitchen Cabinet Lazy Susan
There were expired items to throw away, produce ready to compost, and empty bottles and jars to dispose of, but once I did, I was left with my family’s staple foods and different styles of white and transparent plastic turntables to organize them. with.
The single-tier organizer comes with three plastic bins and is only about four inches tall. The bins are perfect for storing items like small pots of pesto, yeast and mustard, as well as tubes of chopped herbs and stock base. Each is made of clear plastic, so I can easily see what’s inside. But my favorite feature is being able to rotate the platform 360 degrees to access each perfectly organized set of items.
And all those ketchups and mustards hidden at the bottom of my fridge? With the space I saved by using the Crazy Susan, I was able to completely empty my fridge door so it could hold and display all of our condiments. I also gave my kids a new rule about their favorite sauces: we can’t buy more until there’s room in the door. (At least I thought my rhyme was clever.)
YouCopia FridgeView turntable
If you’re looking for a turntable without bins, YouCopia has options. This FridgeView turntable is perfect for storing jarred items like pickles, olives, and other condiments. It also comes with a non-slip silicone mat, so I never have to worry about the organizer slipping and sliding while I rotate it. And if you’re looking for even more storage, you might want to consider the brand’s two-tier option – it’s height adjustable (between five, six and seven inches in length) and comes with or without storage bins. .
In addition to the space-saving benefits of these turntables and the ability to rotate each one to see the jars and containers placed on them, I also like the clean look of the white and clear plastic. It fits inside my fridge so well it looks like the organizers came with it!
I’ve always doubted my family’s ability to keep our fridge tidy, but these amazing organizational tools make it a foolproof endeavor no matter how cluttered your fridge is.
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