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There is one challenge we all share: organizing the refrigerator.

By Jocelyn Ruggiero
Updated March 07, 2019
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Home organization specialist Jeffrey Phillip has a client list that includes celebrities like Gayle King and Katie Couric. No matter your star status, Phillip says there is one challenge we all share: organizing the refrigerator. He suggests seven products that will help tame the mess in this high-traffic appliance.

Open-style bins

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These containers are great for grouping small items by task. Keep kids’ lunchbox snacks in one and the fixings for sandwiches in another.
InterDesign Refrigerator and Freezer Storage Trays, $14 at amazon.com

Glass storage containers

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They really are better than plastic. Not only are they way more durable, they can go directly into the oven or microwave.
12-Pc. Glass Storage Set, $50 at macys.com

Removeable labels

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If you cook, these are essential for dating leftovers. These ones are microwave- and dishwasher-safe.
Jokari Label Erasable Food Labels with Markers, $9 at amazon.com

Unified beverage containers

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Aside from saving space, these rectangular glass pitchers are much nicer to look at than manufacturers’ milk and juice packaging.
Bormioli Rocco Gelo 2-Piece Glass Pitcher Set with Lids, $21 at amazon.com

Lazy Susan

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When you clean out your fridge, are its remote depths littered with forgotten bottles of Dijon mustard and fish sauce? Get a lazy Susan, and you’ll never lose a condiment again.
Copco Non-Skid Pantry Cabinet Lazy Susan Turntable, $12 at amazon.com

Fridge coasters

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No matter how careful you are, from time to time sticky grime will drip down the sides of containers and bottles. These mats make clean-up easy.
Fridge Coaster Starter Pack Chevron Grey, $13 at homedepot.com

Dry-erase decals

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Knowing what’s in your fridge is key to actually eating all of it. Write your to-cook list on one of these, and you’ll mitigate the effects of summertime farmers’ market overshopping. It’s an old-school but effective way to avoid waste.
Dry Erase Board Refrigerator Whiteboard Wall Sticker, $14 at amazon.com