Just like the pantry, an organized refrigerator lends itself to healthy eating habits. So, it’s time to get rid of those lingering holiday leftovers and make room for healthy, fresh food.
PURGE – Get rid of expired leftovers, food that you won’t or shouldn’t eat, and old condiments. After you’re done, make a list of healthy items to purchase on your next grocery trip.
CLEAN – Get rid of sticky spills and stains. Remove everything from the shelves and put it on the countertop. Then scrub the empty shelves until they sparkle.
ORGANIZE – Put items back by category – Place leftovers that are still good on the top shelf, drinks on the next shelf, and dressings and condiments on the side shelves. You get the idea!
MAINTAIN – Take stock of what’s in your refrigerator before each trip to the grocery store. Throw out old items that you’ll never use. It’ll help you decide what you need to purchase, and create space in which you can put your groceries when you get home.