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Old 07-01-2011, 17:23   #1
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Refrigerator Organization

I searched, but found nothing, and don't even know if this is the right category, but..................

How to organize this big hole in the counter that is a refrigerator? One small shelf that won't hold anything while heeling to starboard and then an 18" (about) cube where everything just settles to the bottom according to weight! At least I know where the beer bottles are I guess.

But what do you do to organize that mess?

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Old 07-01-2011, 17:42   #2
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We used aluminum U channels screwed to the sides and clear plexiglass panels as dividers with holes drilled in them to allow the air to circulate. We could move the panels around to make the divided box into larger or smaller compartments. Worked great for years. We also had a small 12 volt computer fan wired to the compressor to help with circulation. You just have to get creative.
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Old 07-01-2011, 17:49   #3
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We use stacking baskets that fit the width of the box. These can be lifted out, when necessay, to reach the contents of the lower baskets, and tend to keep things pretty neat. It works for us for a couple of weeks at a time. Also, keep in mind that a lot of things one typically refrigerates at home don't need refrigeration if one is buying provisions every couple of days (e.g. fresh fruits and veggies which seem to work very nicely in baskets).

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I use these: Rubbermaid 7J7600CHILI Easy-Find Lids Food Storage Containers: Kitchen & Dining

I can fit two on the shelf and one below the shelf. I keep cans and bottles loose below the shelf. One of these holds meats and cheeses, one yoghurt (I eat a lot of yoghurt), and one "other". Makes finding items super easy and they stay put even at 30 degrees on either tack.
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