Tips for Organizing Your Parent’s Fridge
Your parent’s fridge is a key component in their kitchen because it’s where they get all of their yummy food and refreshing beverages from. It’s important for them to keep their fridge organized and clean so they are able to easily find and enjoy eating fresh food during meals. Check out these tips below.
Keep all of the beverages together whether it’s water, milk, juice or tea. You all can simply place them standing up on a shelf next to one other. If you ever happen to make a pitcher of tea or lemonade or both, put it right in there as well. That way when it’s time to pour you or your loved one something, you all have all of the beverage choices right there in front of you.
Fruits and Veggies
On one shelf, you can place all of your fruit and vegetables that need to be refrigerated. You can also place any and all yogurt or jello on the same shelf.
Meats and Cheeses
On another shelf, you can place the eggs, cheese, meats (turkey, ham or roast beef slices), bacon, sausage, and containers with leftovers from previous lunches and dinners. If your parents’ are meal prepping, they can place their meals in sealed containers to place on the shelf. It would be a good idea to label any and all containers you have in the fridge so you know what everything is as soon as you open the fridge door.
With some refrigerators, they are usually shelves on the swinging door, and if you happen to have those you should place all condiments in those shelves. This includes but is not limited to ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, butter, salad dressings, BBQ sauce, soy sauce, steak sauce, teriyaki sauce, relish, and more.
Arrange items in your freezer accordingly in neat order with all of the frozen foods, ice cream, and ice. You all may want to get freezer bags in case there’s food, fruits, and vegetables that you would like to freeze to prepare at a later date.
Even though your pantry is not your fridge, it’s more of an extension of your fridge. You can place in an organized order all of your snacks such as chips, crackers, trail mix, granola bars, and more.
Clear it out!
Once a week or even every couple of days, try going through your fridge and throwing out old expired items. You can also throw out items that are empty and items you just know your parents’ aren’t going to drink or eat anymore. By doing this, you’re decluttering the fridge and making more room for fresh food and beverages.
At Caring Home Care, our caregivers provide personal care assistance such as helping organize your parents’ fridge. When you or a family member needs some extra help, our in-home caregivers are here for you. As Certified Nurse Assistants or trained Home Health Aides, our in-home caregivers are ready to assist with daily living tasks as well as more comprehensive care.