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Tore

Posts: 13710

Stamford, Connecticut, US

If so, what's your layout?

Mine at the moment....has zero organization. -_- But today that's my goal, because I'm lame like that.

And while we are on the topic of organization, anyone follow feng shui when arranging furniture and the like?

Oct 11 12 07:21 am Link

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BeatnikDiva

Posts: 14772

Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

My fridge is organized.

Top shelf: Small items like leftover containers and thawing meats
Second shelf (left):  Milk/cream/juice
Second shelf (right):  Eggs
Top right drawer:  Cheeses/cold cuts/bacon
Bottom right drawer:  Firm vegetables/herbs/garlic
Bottom left drawer:  Fruits/soft vegetables
Door:  Condiments/butter and the occasional two-liter bottle

Freezer is not as organized...LOL.

No feng shui for me.

Oct 11 12 07:42 am Link

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SillyEddy

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom

Veg in the veg drawer, milk in the door, sauces + condiments above the milk in a shelf. The rest is a free-for-all, but I keep potentially risky meats (chicken, etc) on the bottom shelf.

That said, I only really have one shelf. There is adequate space for cider though.

Oct 11 12 07:45 am Link

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B R U N E S C I

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Bath, England, United Kingdom

DivaEroticus wrote:
Top shelf: Small items like leftover containers and thawing meats

No no no!!! yikes

One of the major causes of food poisoning is juices from thawing or raw meats dripping onto cooked items.

You should always put raw/thawing meats on the bottom shelf.



Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano
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Oct 11 12 07:45 am Link

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Tore

Posts: 13710

Stamford, Connecticut, US

DivaEroticus wrote:
My fridge is organized.

Top shelf: Small items like leftover containers and thawing meats
Second shelf (left):  Milk/cream/juice
Second shelf (right):  Eggs
Top right drawer:  Cheeses/cold cuts/bacon
Bottom right drawer:  Firm vegetables/herbs/garlic
Bottom left drawer:  Fruits/soft vegetables
Door:  Condiments and the occasional two-liter bottle

Freezer is not as organized...LOL.

No feng shui for me.

My freezer is a disaster! lol

Oct 11 12 07:46 am Link

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Tore

Posts: 13710

Stamford, Connecticut, US

-B-R-U-N-E-S-C-I- wrote:

No no no!!! yikes

One of the major causes of food poisoning is juices from thawing or raw meats dripping onto cooked items.

You should always put raw/thawing meats on the bottom shelf.



Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano
www.stefanobrunesci.com

Oh crap. This is true. But what about on a plate?

Oct 11 12 07:47 am Link

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Angela Perez

Posts: 340

Orlando, Florida, US

Yes

Top shelf Orange Juice,Milk Carton Juices

2nd shelf eggs, Fruits

Bottom Shelf  Juice boxes, Gatorade, water bottles and anything that is a six pack or more.

Bottom Drawers  vegetables

Shelf on the door. ham & cheese  on the shelf with the tiny door. Other shelfs on the door for condiments that need to be refrigerated.

Oct 11 12 07:49 am Link

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BeatnikDiva

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

-B-R-U-N-E-S-C-I- wrote:

No no no!!! yikes

One of the major causes of food poisoning is juices from thawing or raw meats dripping onto cooked items.

You should always put raw/thawing meats on the bottom shelf.



Just my $0.02

Ciao


Stefano
www.stefanobrunesci.com

I always have them in a container or on a high-sided plate.

Oct 11 12 08:03 am Link

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Jan Aeberhard

Posts: 44

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

SillyEddy wrote:
Veg in the veg drawer, milk in the door, sauces + condiments above the milk in a shelf. The rest is a free-for-all, but I keep potentially risky meats (chicken, etc) on the bottom shelf.

That said, I only really have one shelf. There is adequate space for cider though.

Ditto smile

Oct 11 12 08:06 am Link

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Gianantonio

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

-B-R-U-N-E-S-C-I- wrote:

No no no!!! yikes

One of the major causes of food poisoning is juices from thawing or raw meats dripping onto cooked items.

You should always put raw/thawing meats on the bottom shelf.



Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano
www.stefanobrunesci.com

The best way to thaw meat is to put it (sealed in a plastic bag) in a pot of tap water for about 2 hours.

Air is not a good conductor--water is.

Oct 11 12 08:20 am Link

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Solas

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

veggies in the drawers, cheese in the door, meat in the bottom shelf. condiments in the middle..milk and juice in the door..as for the freezer...it's a battle every other week to see how much i can cram in and still shut the thing, they make em so small. .yeah i have no creativity.

Oct 11 12 09:56 am Link

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Koryn

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Boston, Massachusetts, US

Big Fridge:
Three shelves = starchy vegetables, and root vegetables

Veg drawer = leafy greens

Door = salad dressings (I make my own and put them in little jars), almond milk

Little pull-out thing between 2nd & 3rd shelves = tofu and tempeh, miso paste

Little fridge:
Fruit (I have a whole separate drawer just for oranges)

Oct 11 12 02:24 pm Link

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Dannielle Levan

Posts: 12857

New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

I have a system. XD

Oct 11 12 02:27 pm Link

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DougBPhoto

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Portland, Oregon, US

top shelf: milk, juice, and martini olives
next shelf: eggs, yogurt, butter
next shelf: cheese, tortillas, and pizza
bottom shelf: spaghetti, lasagna, and beer

Oct 11 12 02:31 pm Link

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Koryn

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Boston, Massachusetts, US

DougBPhoto wrote:
top shelf: milk, juice, and martini olives
next shelf: eggs, yogurt, butter
next shelf: cheese, tortillas, and pizza
bottom shelf: spaghetti, lasagna, and beer

That right there's a bachelor fridge if I ever did see one.

Oct 11 12 02:32 pm Link

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BeatnikDiva

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

ShivaKitty wrote:

That right there's a bachelor fridge if I ever did see one.

Right?  lol

Oct 11 12 02:33 pm Link

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DougBPhoto

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Portland, Oregon, US

ShivaKitty wrote:

That right there's a bachelor fridge if I ever did see one.

Why mess with perfection!!!

Plus, a true bachelor's fridge would have take-n-bake cookies.

Whereas, mine actually has green salad, apples, and a box of arm & hammer too.

Oct 11 12 02:58 pm Link

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immateria

Posts: 15446

Brooklyn, New York, US

I would, except that I'm the only person in the apartment who cares.

Oct 11 12 03:01 pm Link

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Koryn

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Boston, Massachusetts, US

DougBPhoto wrote:

Why mess with perfection!!!

Plus, a true bachelor's fridge would have take-n-bake cookies.

Whereas, mine actually has green salad, apples, and a box of arm & hammer too.

You fancy, huh?

Oct 11 12 04:30 pm Link

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Stephen Dawson

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I keep the stuff that has spoiled in the back.

Oct 11 12 04:35 pm Link

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Koryn

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Boston, Massachusetts, US

Stephen Dawson wrote:
I keep the stuff that has spoiled in the back.

Nice.






That made me laugh. srs.

Oct 11 12 05:00 pm Link

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Digital Photo PLUS

Posts: 5503

Lorton, Virginia, US

My system is: food goes in the refrigerator.

Occasionally keys, remote controls, various bottles of cleaning liquids, and on one occasion a package of light bulbs. Not intentionally.

Oct 11 12 05:03 pm Link

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immateria

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Brooklyn, New York, US

My boyfriend likes to buy packages of things, eat/drink most of it, then buy another package of it. Which is why we have four mostly empty ice cream containers in our tiny freezer.

Oct 11 12 05:03 pm Link

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Koryn

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Boston, Massachusetts, US

immateria wrote:
My boyfriend likes to buy packages of things, eat/drink most of it, then buy another package of it. Which is why we have four mostly empty ice cream containers in our tiny freezer.

I've lived with people who had that habit before.

The idea of eating all the contents of one item, disposing of that package, and then opening the new one --- it just baffles them for some reason.

Oct 11 12 05:05 pm Link

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Laura UnBound

Posts: 27501

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The door is for condiments, eggs, and drink bottles.

The veggie drawer is for veggies and fruits, the tiny drawer is for cheese, lunch meat, etc. The shelves are anyones guess. wherever something fits.

Oct 11 12 05:17 pm Link

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Orca Bay Images

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Poulsbo, Washington, US

Yes.

Good food in the front. http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.pngbiology experiments gone awry in back.

Oct 11 12 05:25 pm Link

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Visual Serotonin

Posts: 5134

Los Angeles, California, US

I have no fridge just a solar powered freezer and I eat perishable stuff just in time smile

Oct 11 12 05:54 pm Link

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hygvhgvkhy

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Chicago, Illinois, US

Orca Bay Images wrote:
Yes.

Good food in the front. http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.pngbiology experiments gone awry in back.

this, with hiding everything thats mine in drawers

Oct 11 12 06:03 pm Link

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Orca Bay Images

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Poulsbo, Washington, US

Presley ONeil wrote:
this, with hiding everything thats mine in drawers&the door shelf above the milk.

When i move out, the fridge will be clean and organized. For now... Whats up salmonella!? :high fives:

In my high school in the early '70s, our biology lab had a fridge built into the wall, to store experiments and samples. One summer the building was locked down and its power totally cut off. When it was time for school to resume in the Fall, they realized they'd forgotten to empty out the fridge three months before.

Rather than open the fridge and expose whatever toxic nightmare they imagined had brewed in there, they bolted a steel strap across the fridge's door and never opened it again, at least until the building was demolished a decade or so later.

Oct 11 12 06:11 pm Link

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hygvhgvkhy

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Chicago, Illinois, US

Orca Bay Images wrote:
In my high school in the early '70s, our biology lab had a fridge built into the wall, to store experiments and samples. One summer the building was locked down and its power totally cut off. When it was time for school to resume in the Fall, they realized they'd forgotten to empty out the fridge three months before.

Rather than open the fridge and expose whatever toxic nightmare they imagined had brewed in there, they bolted a steel strap across the fridge's door and never opened it again, at least until the building was demolished a decade or so later.

Eeeeeeewwwww... What if something happened?? Like, someone fell through the glass or a fire or someone threw something through the door. That's http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.pnggross(-:

Oct 11 12 06:14 pm Link

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T Brown

Posts: 2460

Traverse City, Michigan, US

top shelf....beer


second self......beer


third shelf.....beer


the crisper?  wtf is that... some way to keep my beer crisper?


I do have ketchup in the door........& beer.....

Oct 11 12 06:21 pm Link

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Orca Bay Images

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Poulsbo, Washington, US

Presley ONeil wrote:
Eeeeeeewwwww... What if something happened?? Like, someone fell through the glass or a fire or someone threw something through the door. That's http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.pnggross(-:

Stainless steel fridge. No glass to break. That also meant that no one could see what was going on inside.

Considering the biosludge that had brewed in there, the building burning down probably would've been the safest option.

Oct 11 12 06:21 pm Link

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hygvhgvkhy

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Chicago, Illinois, US

Orca Bay Images wrote:

Stainless steel fridge. No glass to break. That also meant that no one could see what was going on inside.

Considering the biosludge that had brewed in there, the building burning down probably would've been the safest option.

Ahh. Makes sense(:

Oct 11 12 06:32 pm Link