How do I maximize storage in my mini fridge

Updated on April 15, 2022

Here’s how to expand a small fridge: It’s not necessitated that you have some kind of mystical Craigslist sleight of hand, just some creative hacks. Eleven tricks have been gathered here. How can you expand a small fridge? There’s no need for spells or borderline-psychic Craigslist intuition; all you need are a few creative hacks. Eleven tricks have been gathered here.

Group like items via clear storage bins so you can see everything at a glance.

To maximise your storage space, you can utilise bins in the pantry as well! At first glance, utilising translucent storage containers may seem unusual, but they’re a great method to keep track of all of your belongings. As a bonus, you’ll have the ability to wrangle loose things such as fruit or yoghurt.

You’ll be able to divide goods based on type, freeing up space and bringing order to your home. Grouping stuff in the fridge above from Honestly Alexandra makes it appear much larger!

If you’re wondering how to even group items within your fridge

Especially when marinating meat, place it on the lower shelf of your refrigerator. The food below would not be harmed by any drips, even if something were to spill.

Dedicate one container to foods that are soon to expire.

Regardless of how you choose to call it, I recommend “Eat Me First” or “Eat Me Immediately.” On top of that, I’d recommend putting this bin at eye level. You’ll be able to tell right away if something is expired because it will be obvious.

Cleaning this area the most frequently will ensure that you don’t have objects that are no longer useful but are still taking up space.

Suspend bottles from the ceiling via powerful magnets

Don’t worry, these magnets for the refrigerator are really powerful. Heavy-duty adhesives make it easy to attach the strips to the ceiling of your refrigerator

Shelf space can quickly be depleted due to bottles if this isn’t done.

You can get the set of magnets shown above at Uncommon Goods for for $30.

Label everything! This is probably the most basic step

Decals or markers can be used to do this. Either way, you’ll appreciate not having to dig through a bin to see what’s inside more in the long term.

Utilize wire shelves to hang goods via binder clips. 

Cut-up fruit and vegetable bags won’t stand on their own, so hang them instead! That manner, you can both clear up bin space and take advantage of vertical real estate.

Stack cans in a smart way that can decrease the amount of surface area they occupy.

Counting the remaining seltzer cans is a great technique to keep track of how much seltzer is left in the house.

Use an Egg Carton as a Condiment Rack

Make sure to check out the video on Alton Brown’s YouTube account to see the Good Eats master at work: Using an empty egg carton to put condiments in the fridge door is a great way to keep everything in order and maximise the amount of mustard you can get out of each bottle.

Use a Lazy Susan to Reach the Back of the Fridge

Visibility may be to blame if your food spoils before you’ve had a chance to enjoy it. You’re more inclined to throw away food if you can’t see or access it in the back of the fridge. “Never again,” I scream. To make it easier to reach everything in your refrigerator, place a basic lazy susan on the shelf, just like you would in your cabinets.

Use Plastic Bins in Your Drawer Freezer

The bottom freezer drawer of modern refrigerators has widened and deepened throughout time, making it easier to reach, but less functional in terms of storage. That is, until now. Is there a way around this? Bins made of simple plastic. Samantha from Simply Organized utilised these bins from the Container Store to organise her freezer drawer by dividing out morning meals, vegetables, and oven snacks.

Label Freezer Contents with a Grease Pencil

If your freezer is still a free-for-all of half-rolled up bags despite your best efforts, try this method from Mom 4 Real: Use a grease pencil, chalk pen, or dry erase marker to label the contents of the box..

Loft Your Bottles With Powerful Magnets

It’s easy for glass bottles to take over the fridge. Strong magnets can keep any bottle with a metal cap, so you can raise them like a fridge ceiling. They’ll be easy to spot, accessible, and there’ll be plenty of area below for other items. You can make your own, but if you’d rather BIY (“buy it yourself”) than DIY, there’s a product called BottleLoft. It costs $34.99 for a six-pack of bottles to be stored in a pack of two strips.

Stack Bottles with Binder Clips

Binder clips can be used to solve the problem of bottles that don’t have metal lids. In this example from Home Hacks, a pair of them may be attached to the slats of your refrigerator shelf so that a pyramid of bottles can be resting on them, making it easy and tidy to stack them

Rack Up Open Bags With Binder Clips

One more binder clip trick for your wire shelves: connect the slats of your shelf together with the clip you use to close a bag of frozen vegetables. Your open bags may now be clearly seen, even if they’re practically empty.

Collect All Your Eggs in One Basket

Get over that, there’s an answer that works as well as it looks: With a colourful wire basket, Jaime of Raising Up Rubies increased the number of eggs she could store while also bringing a joyful farmhouse vibe to her refrigerator’s egg shelf.

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