Should milk go in the side door? What foods actually belong in the crisper? And what are you supposed to do with the potpourri of condiment bottles, tubes and jars encroaching on everything else stored within the cool confines of your refrigerator? Even with all those questions buzzing in your head, organizing your refrigerator doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task.
Your ultimate goal is to strategically place foods in an effort to prolong their shelf life. In addition, you want to efficiently plan your space and make items you use often easily accessible.
Many refrigerators also come with a small compartment on the door, typically the warmest part of your refrigerator, that’s sometimes labeled “dairy.” This is where you should keep your butter and any other soft cheeses or dairy products that don’t require super-cold temperatures.