When it comes to small-space living, every inch counts — especially in the kitchen. You know this, and while it feels like you’ve DIYed every hack in the book, there’s one oft-forgotten spot that can always benefit from some creative storage. Yes, we’re talking about your refrigerator here. Believe it or not, you *can* organize your fridge to make it feel bigger. And there’s no need to break the bank to get maximized storage solutions — you just need some clever storage hacks. Scroll on for 12 of the best ways to hack and make the most of the limited space.
1. IKEA VARIERA Green Box ($4): Most of us have a couple of go-to snacks we always come back for time and time again. Try putting an easy-to-move container or bin in your fridge so that you and your family can easily snag your favorites.
2. Interdesign Fridge Organizer, Fruit Chute ($10): This tray gives you an easy solution that’ll save some major space in your fridge, as well as help you keep track of the uber-ripe fruit that need to be eaten ASAP.
3. Interdesign Fridge Binz Stackable Box ($13): Because, let’s face it — we’ve all accidentally forgotten to completely close zippable food bags.
4. Glass Refridgerator Pitchers ($8+): Say goodbye to bulky milk cartons for good! With tall, thin pitchers like these, you can see exactly what you need, and when to re-fill it.
5. Fridge Monkey Bottle Stacking Mat ($7): Stack your favorite wine, water or sodas on this mat. Its rubber material perfectly prevents the bottles from moving or slipping off.
6. Martha Stewart, Container Set ($30 on sale): Save space in your fridge by jumping on the prep wagon and investing in sleek reusable containers. This Martha Stewart set sits low enough to fit on even the shortest shelf spaces.
7. Fridge Slide Storage Organizer ($7): If you absolutely can’t spare any more shelf space then it’s time you get one of these sliding storage organizers. Each drawer connects to your fridge shelf to hang directly under it.
8. InterDesign Freezer Organizer ($15): Stop force-fitting your bags of veggies and meats and try organizing the freezer with a bin.
9. IKEA RAJTAN Herb & Spice Jars ($4, set of four): Many shoppers waste shelf space by putting their fresh herbs and spices in the fridge. Instead, try using jars that you can store on your counter instead. If you still want to keep these herbs cool you can always put these or other stackable jars in the fridge.
10. Cedar Chalkboard Markers ($10 on sale): If you’re going to use containers and jars in your fridge, you’ll want to make sure you label *everything.* Just remember to mark the purchase and/or expiration dates.
11. InterDesign Turntable ($20): A lazy Susan for the fridge is probably the coolest buy on our list. Use this for drinks, condiments or even meats that are harder to grab.
12. Deep Fridge Stackable Binz ($20): The best way to maximize your fridge storage space is by stacking your containers on top of each other. Clear containers like these will help you find what you are looking for more quickly.
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