KonMari for Your Fridge

KonMari for Your Fridge
11 March 2019
Marie Kondo showed us how to clean up our homes and our lives. It’s time we did it to the fridge!

The Fridge of Shame

If you’re anything like me, you’ll know that there may be at least two plastic containers in your fridge lurking at the back of the top shelf - and you have no idea what’s in them. And, if you’re really like me, you’re still trying to find a good recipe for that wilting bunch of radishes you bought, three weeks ago, and have yet to use. You had great meal ideas, but the reality is a slightly smelly top shelf, and an embarrassing vegetable drawer.

Clear It Out

Let’s be absolutely clear here: rotting food, or food that’s past its expiry date, does not belong in your fridge. That includes the 45 bottles of condiments and sauces you’ve kept stashed at the back too. You do not need that jar of piccalilli that you once had a craving for, and then forgot about. Take everything out of your fridge, lay it on the counter, and read every label. Once you have thrown away anything that’s rotten, expired, or wilting, it’s time to start packing your fridge the correct way.

Food Storage by Shelves

Preventing cross-contamination is important, because this can spread bacteria and illness, even within the confines of your chilly refrigerator. Ready-to-eat foodstuffs and meals should go on the top shelf, while raw meat, poultry, and fish, should go on the shelf below that. Fruits and vegetables belong in the vegetable drawer, and they should be individually wrapped in plastic or paper to prevent cross-contamination.

Label It
Get into the habit of labelling everything that goes into your fridge, so that you can avoid the nasty attempts of trying to identify what’s in that container, or trying to remember when you made this bolognaise you thought you’d have on toast the next day. Labelling your leftovers, and using clear containers can help you to easily manage your fridge situation, and avoid any nasty surprises.

New Ideas for Eating

It’s doubly important to clear out your fridge if you’re embarking on a new eating plan. Being greeted by fresh, fabulous foodstuffs will inspire you towards sticking to your new diet, and help you better manage your meal planning. It’ll definitely spark joy, while you’re trying to figure out what to make for dinner!

LifeDoc Can Help
Before starting a new diet or changing your family’s nutritional journeys, chat to your family doctor. Make that appointment, and take your notes using LifeDoc, to help you remember all the important elements of your new kidney-friendly approach. LifeDoc ™ can help. LifeDoc ™ helps you take charge of your personal health information, remember medical appointments, and securely stores your personal medical history. Stay up to date with LifeDoc™ on Facebook and Twitter.