11 Refrigerator Organization Tips

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Keeping your refrigerator organized and clean is the best way to utilize everything inside while also keeping everything at the right temperature. By following these eleven tips, your refrigerator will become less of a stress to keep up with stocking and finding things to make.

Go Through Your Fridge

Before you begin organizing you should go through everything that’s in there. If things have expired or are not going to be used, you should toss them. Rotten food causes odor, stains, and could contaminate the other products in your fridge.

Don’t Over Fill

After you come home from a shopping trip, do you find it hard to put things away because of the lack of space? Organizing your fridge will help to keep this from occurring. Once you’re aware of how much you have and use things while they’re still fresh, you’ll be able to free up space and save money on food and won’t overwork your fridge.

Clean the Shelves

If something has gone bad in your fridge, you may find a stain left behind or sometimes packages just leave behind residue. Clean your shelves to ensure these are removed and you’re ready to have a great new beginning in your organization journey.

Keep Similar Items Together

Putting your sodas, snacks, condiments, and other similar items together will help when you go to the fridge to grab something. This will also give you easy access to the things you use the most.

Separate Meats, Vegetables, and Fruits

Keeping your fruits and vegetables separate may sound random but it will help the life of your vegetables. Fruits produce a chemical that causes vegetables to lose freshness quickly. Meats produce juices that cause mold or contamination to the rest of your groceries. Store them on the bottom of the fridge.


Don’t be afraid to stack soda cans or juice boxes on top of each other. This keeps things together and frees space for more things to fit.

Air Tight Containers

Clear containers that are sealed will help prevent spills that you’ll have to clean up later, look aesthetically pleasing, and will keep things fresh.

Logical Spots

When organizing your fridge it’s important to place items strategically. Keep the items you reach for the most up front and with easy access.


Placing liners in your drawers is another way to protect your shelves from stains.

Clear Bins

These are a great way to eliminate clutter from packaging in your fridge. You could put drinks, snacks, or anything else you’d like in clear bins.


Either creating labels or writing on the containers, adding labels can create an easy way to tell what you need more of and also by keeping everyone else in your house informed on how to keep everything organized.



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Most people use microwaves daily to thaw frozen foods, reheat leftovers, and cook meals. Common problems your microwave can develop include:

  • The plate won’t turn.
  • The microwave doesn’t turn on or off.
  • The door won’t close or open.
  • The microwave doesn’t heat properly.
  • It makes strange or loud sounds.
  • The light stops working.
  • The touchpad won’t respond.

Call to schedule a repair today if you notice any of these warning signs.


Whether you own a separate freezer or only the one on your refrigerator, you count on it to keep perishable items frozen for later use. If the freezer fails, you may lose hundreds of dollars worth of food. Some warning signs of freezer malfunction include:

  • Water leaks
  • Frost or ice buildup
  • Strange sounds
  • Temperature variations
  • Constantly running compressor

The freezer also might just stop working.

Ice Makers

Many people enjoy the convenience of built-in ice makers. Signs that yours isn’t working correctly:

  • Ice is fractured, frosted, or strangely shaped.
  • Ice won’t release from the mold.
  • The outside ejector doesn’t produce ice.

Common issues include clogged water lines, incorrectly set thermostats, unlevel mounting, and clogged water filters.


Gone are the days when someone had to wash dishes by hand in the sink daily. Most people use their dishwashers every day to avoid that manual task. You may notice:

  • Your dishes aren’t clean after a wash cycle.
  • The dishwasher won’t run.
  • The machine won’t fill or drain properly.
  • Your dishwasher has a foul odor.
  • Operation makes more noise than usual.
  • Water leaks onto the floor.

Able Appliance & HVAC Service can diagnose and repair your issue.


Every kitchen has a refrigerator. Some people have them in garages and offices too. We count on these essential appliances to keep our food fresh. It’s time to schedule a repair if:

  • The refrigerator operates constantly or won’t come on at all.
  • The temperature is too hot or too cold, not adjusting with the thermostat.
  • Water leaks onto the floor.
  • The water dispenser won’t release water.
  • The appliance makes loud noises.

Most of these issues are easily repaired.

Ovens, Stoves, and Ranges

Families that enjoy home-cooked meals and freshly baked desserts rely on their ovens and stoves. Owners can choose gas or electric appliances, and the repair issues can differ for each type. However, the problems you may notice remain similar.


  • The oven won’t heat to the set temperature correctly or at all.
  • The interior light won’t come on or turn off.
  • The self-cleaning feature doesn’t work.
  • The door won’t open or close.
  • Your food cooks unevenly.
  • Your controls aren’t responsive.
  • The heating or broiling element won’t ignite or come on.

Stovetops and Ranges

  • Eyes won’t ignite or power on.
  • Temperatures don’t adjust to your settings.
  • The indicator lights don’t work.
  • Turning the eyes on produces sparks or strange smells.
  • Bubbles, cracks, or blisters appear on the cooktop or coils.

Able Appliance & HVAC Service technicians can repair all brands of electric and gas ovens, stoves, cooktops, and gas range tops.

Washers and Dryers

Everyone needs clean clothes, sheets, and towels. Our washers and dryers make that easy to accomplish unless they stop working properly. Each appliance typically gives you signs that repairs are necessary.


  • Water won’t fill or drain.
  • Water overfills or leaks.
  • The agitator won’t spin.
  • The washer vibrates excessively or makes loud noises.
  • Unpleasant odors persist.
  • The door doesn’t open.
  • The machine ruins your laundry.
  • The washer won’t turn on or stop


  • The dryer doesn’t power on or only runs for a short time.
  • The dryer won’t heat or overheat.
  • The machine takes too long to dry laundry.
  • The drum won’t spin.
  • The dryer is too noisy or vibrates excessively.
  • The laundry has wrinkles or lint.

These appliances come in many makes and models, and Able Appliance & HVAC Service can repair them all.

AC and Heating

When your heating or air conditioning isn’t working properly, your home can quickly become uncomfortable. Common issues you’ll notice are:

  • The air isn’t heated or cooled to the correct temperature, the heat blows cold air, or the AC blows hot air.
  • The unit runs constantly or won’t turn on.
  • Fluid leaks from your inside or outside units.
  • Your system is too loud.

Schedule a repair appointment to avoid further damage if you experience any of these problems.

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