How to Organize a Fridge

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Organizing your fridge may seem like a daunting task, but it’s a necessary evil. Leaving expired food in there can ruin the food that’s still good, and can even be dangerous at times. And, of course, a cleared-out fridge has more space for fresh food! Don’t worry, though, these tips make organizing your fridge quick and easy!

Have a Leftover Section

Designate a shelf on the fridge for leftovers. That way, you’ll know when something needs to be eaten soon, and you can quickly reach for it while on the go. This way, you’ll no longer end up finding last month’s leftovers in the back of the fridge. If you live with other people, it’s a good idea to label your leftovers with their expiration date. That way, no one accidentally eats something they shouldn’t.

Don’t Leave Produce in the Original Bag

Professional organizer Debra Baida warns that grocery store produce bags actually lead to faster spoilage. Baida says, “I wash fresh produce, dry it, and stash it in clear, moisture-proof bins in the middle of the fridge— it’s easy to store, easy to see, and easy to eat. Plus, studies prove that stashing healthier foods in clear view encourages you to eat them.”

Group Similar Condiments

Group similar condiments together, so that you can clearly see what’s available for any given meal. For example, salad dressings should all go together, and sauces for meat should be in a separate section. This will also make hosting events easier, as everything will be together and ready to grab. Grocery shopping will be simple too, since you’ll be able to see clearly what you need.

Keep Similar Foods Together

Separate foods by category, and keep items within each category together. This way, it’ll be easier to see what’s available if you want a particular type of meal (for example, meat or dairy). Grocery shopping will be easier as well as you’ll clearly see what each category is missing. The owner of Ever So Organized, Amanda Clark, suggests, “On the upper shelf, place ready-to-eat meals for easy access. And since heat rises, keep foods that spoil easily like eggs, meat, and milk, on the lowest shelf.”

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Follow these tips for a fridge that’s both organized and aesthetic!

Jean Smart Has Still Got All Her Charms, Even at 70

All of us have heard that famous line, age is just a number. Well, Jean Smart is proving that correct in her 70s. The five-time Emmy winner, who started her career in 1979, has been praised for giving excellent performances and bringing life to her characters. Let’s take a look at her journey through her famous works.

Designing Women

This show was Jean Smart’s first big break in Hollywood, it focused on the lives of four women working hard at an interior design company to make it on their own. She played the role of Charlene Frazier Stillfield in the series, and even though it was a comedy series, it discussed a lot of serious issues back then.


After her journey in Designing Women ended, Jean Smart became a part of another hilarious show, Frasier. And even though she only appeared on it for a few episodes, she left a mark on the audience. Smart played the role of Lana Gardner, a high school crush of Frasier, and her performance was accepted with much gusto by the fans.


Jean Smart has never shied away from playing senior roles in a series, and her role in Hacks is an example of it. Her character, Deborah Vance, is a famous comedian who is forced to hire a young writer to meet the needs of her audience. Like any other character, she nailed this one too. She was declared the Queen of HBO after her breathtaking performance on the show.

Mare of Easttown

Unlike other shows that Smart did, the genre of this limited series was different. In this dark drama, Jean played the role of Mare’s irreverent mother, Helen. The way she delivered her dialogues and her accent made us all believe she was born in Pennsylvania itself. There’s no doubt that her fans loved every second of her performance on the show.