Do you struggle to fit all of your food in your refrigerator? You’re not alone. Most of us don’t have a real organization system for our fridge. Luckily, Speedy Refrigerator Service is here to help you maximize your storage space. Just follow these tips:
Rearrange your shelves.
Most refrigerators come with adjustable shelves – use these to your advantage to fit oversized or oddly-shaped items. You most likely buy the same types of food more often than not, so taking the time to rearrange your shelves once can make storage easier for years to come.
Opt for square, stackable containers.
Many of us utilize containers to store leftover food, but did you know that circular ones waste room because they don’t have corners? To maximize storage space in your refrigerator, use square or rectangular containers which can easily be stacked atop one another.
Know what doesn’t need to be refrigerated.
The easiest way to store more food in your refrigerator is by making more room. The easiest way to do this is by removing food which doesn’t need to be there. Many foods, such as bread and apples for example, are commonly stored in the refrigerator when they don’t need to be. Check out this list to see if you are keeping unnecessary foods in your fridge.
Regularly clean out your refrigerator.
This goes hand-in-hand with the last point about making more room. If you aren’t routinely cleaning out your refrigerator, you could be wasting space by storing items that have already expired. A good refrigerator cleaning routine involves removing all food from the fridge and wiping down the interior. Replace the food while throwing out any items that may have spoiled since your last cleaning.
Speedy Refrigerator Service is a New York-based refrigerator repair company. We have more than 75 years of experience fixing refrigerators and freezers across Long Island and New York City. Call us at 866-782-9376 to schedule your same-day appointment with one of our licensed technicians.
Your refrigerator is the only appliance in your home that runs around-the-clock, so it’s not surprising that it can account for a significant portion of your home’s electricity consumption. Use these six hacks to help keep your energy bill low.
Vacuum the coils. The condenser coils are located on the back of your appliance and can accumulate a thick coating of dust over time. Vacuum these every six months so they can effectively release heat from your refrigerator.
Minimize door opening. Every time you open your refrigerator door, as much as 40% of the cold air can escape. Instead of going to the fridge several times over the course of a meal, take out everything you need in one trip, and avoid keeping the door open for long periods of time.
Keep out the heat. You probably do it without realizing, but putting hot food straight into the refrigerator can warm up the entire interior, causing your compressor to work harder. Try letting the food cool off for twenty minutes on the counter first.
Test the seal. If your door seal has a leak in it, your refrigerator could be losing cold air 24/7. Test the strength of your seal by closing the refrigerator door on a dollar bill. If you can easily slide the bill up and down or remove it, you should replace the gasket.
Keep it full. A refrigerator that is full of food has a greater thermal mass than an empty refrigerator, which means it will retain its temperature better when the door is opened. Keep your fridge well-stocked, but not too full – this can block air circulation and lead to warm spots.
Give it space. As your refrigerator cools off on the inside, it must release heat to the outside. Make sure to give your appliance at least three inches of space on all sides (including the back and the top) to allow for proper ventilation.
Have you noticed a spike in your electricity bill, despite your best efforts to conserve energy? A malfunction in your refrigerator may be to blame! If your fridge is making loud noises or constantly cycling on and off, contact the professionals at Speedy Refrigerator Service. We guarantee one-hour service to Long Island and New York City; so give us a call anytime at 866-782-9376.
in your refrigerator can be prime time real estate. It seems like we
are always reorganizing food in order to get those last few items to
squeeze in. Using these eight simple tips, you will not only have the
most organized fridge of your life, but you will be able to fit more
in it than you ever knew was possible!
lazy susan to make sure that you never forget about food in the back of the
this idea a step further with a lazy susan designed specifically for
loose beer bottles rolling around the fridge? A simple binder clip
can solve that.
six pack containers that those bottles came from to organize your
magazine racks on their side gives you extra shelves in your freezer!
in an egg holder. It offers more protection than that flimsy foam you
buy the eggs in and allows you to stack things on top of it.
alternative to keep your delicate items, such as eggs or bread, safe
is to buy a shelf riser. This also maximizes your storage space.
wine rack to stack 2 liter bottles on their side without having to
worry about them rolling around.
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