Proper shelving is essential for efficient cooling in the refrigerator. After all, the circulation of air in the fridge is what’s most important for keeping cold foods cold. Arrange the items in your fridge according to usage for best results. Keep fruits and vegetables together. Store meats on the bottom shelf so that if something spills, it doesn’t contaminate or spoil everything underneath it, too. Consider storing milk on an interior shelf instead of the door; some believe that the opening and closing of the door affects how long them milk lasts and that storing it on the door causes it to spoil faster. If possible, adjust the shelves in your refrigerator to reflect your own storage needs better, especially if you’re moving bulky items like gallon milk containers off the door and onto shelves.
Cleaning out the fridge sounds like a daunting task but going after it in concrete steps can make it a manageable task. By undertaking it regularly, even a light cleaning every week and a deep cleaning every month or two months, you’ll see how easy it is to keep your fridge cleaner, which can help preserve your cold food and drinks longer, in addition to providing healthier food storage.