Our Most Effective Food Storage Methods
Cleaning out your fridge can be an arduous task, but organising your food storage won’t be a decision you will regret. Perfecting the best ways to store and preserve your food will save you money, reduce waste, as well as bring hassle-free organisation to your kitchen. If you’re looking to go into 2021 with a healthier diet, then it is essential to have your food storage methods in correct order. Tupperware containers, fridge storage and more will make meal prepping and cooking wholesome recipes at home easy-peasy. When healthier options are visible, and easy to grab on-the-go, you will be far more likely to stick to those New Year’s resolutions (and steer clear of your local Chinese takeaway menu!)
After clearing out your entire fridge, disposing of expired condiments and that random cheese you never got around to using; give the clear shelves a good clean using our excellent range of disinfectants, anti-bacterial sprays and multi-purpose cleaners. This way, you can ensure that you begin with a clean, hygienic slate. Follow our simple food storage ideas – which are used by professional restaurants - so you never have to pick out a mouldy vegetable from the dark depths of your fridge again!
- The upper shelves of your fridge should contain ready-to-eat foods that require little to no cooking. This would include takeaway leftovers, lunch boxes for the next day, meal prepping – for foods like these ensure that you browse containers like these Square Food Storage Tubs on FabFinds. In this section, you can also place deli meats, yogurts, and cheeses.
- The lower shelves should contain foods which require cooking – such as raw meats. Keeping your raw and cooked foods separate in this manner will eradicate any dangers of cross-contamination.
- The fridge door is made to be a home for condiments as this will be the warmest part of the fridge (so it is not actually recommended for milks and eggs which need a colder temperatures).
- Drawers galore! These are perfect for storing vegetables which need a specific humidity. With our Home Collection Fridge Storage Drawer and Fridge & Pantry Storage Bin, you can keep your raw meats and fresh vegetables separate. Keeping meats in their own separate drawer will keep other foods safe from accidental drips.
When organising the contents of your fridge into drawers and clear bins, it can be extremely helpful to label each drawer so you can easily stick to the sections. Using a sharpie, simply write ‘eggs’, ‘fruit’, ‘veggies’ or ‘meat’ onto different drawers and slot them into your fridge. This will ensure that you stick to your new system – especially after a long day when you just want to throw your supermarket shopping into the fridge ASAP.
Allowing your food storage to be organised in this way will mean that you will clearly be able to see when you need to stock up on healthy staples like yoghurts, eggs, fruits and vegetables (which are bursting with minerals and protein!)
Food organisation doesn’t have to stay inside of your fridge. For wholesome carbohydrates like grains, rice, oats, and pasta we recommend picking up a container like this Home Collection Airtight Food Storage which comes in assorted sizes. Our stylish 1.5 Litre Glass Clip Top Storage Jar would also be perfect for storing away dry foods like pasta that you use on a weekly basis.
Apply the same labelling method to these containers, so refilling them is a breeze. By using containers like these, you will be able to keep your food fresh as they are airtight, but you will also be able to clearly see when you are running out of certain foods. Thus, you will be able to plan your shopping trips more effectively - and stick to a healthier way of eating!
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