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Whether you're a certified hoarder or are just messy, get things put away, organized, and under control with this Howcast series.
You Will Need
- Airtight, leakproof containers
- Plastic bags (optional)
Keep fruits and vegetable separate
Keep fruits and vegetables separate. Different gases are produced by fruits and vegetables, which cause others to deteriorate.
Store leftovers in airtight, leakproof containers.
Put cooked foods
Put cooked food and leftovers above raw meat, seafood, and poultry.
Keep meat in bottom drawer
Keep all meat in the bottom drawer. This prevents cross-contamination through any drippings.
Close jars and bottles
Make sure jars and bottles are closed tightly to prevent spoiling or passing of odors to other food.
Store condiments and drinks
Put items that will not spoil, such as condiments and bottled drinks, in the door compartment.
Avoid overfilling the shelves, which can prevent the circulation of cold air. Stay organized so your foods remain safe and fresh.