1. Take Everything Out
2. Sort and Compost Foods That Are Past Their Expiry Date
Divide the rest into categories: dairy products, meat and meat products, fruits and vegetables, beverages, etc. This will help you keep track and allow you to find what you're looking for more quickly.
3. Start Storing
The doors of the fridge are the warmest place, suitable for opened mayonnaises, ketchups, sauces, bottles, cans, and preserves. Cover opened wine with a beeswax wrap to prevent its odors from spreading to other foods.
4. The Top Shelf in the Fridge Is for Eggs and Butter
Directly below them, store all dairy products, cheeses, yogurts, milk, creams, etc. Wrap opened cheeses in beeswax bags to prevent them from drying out.
5. The Middle of the Fridge Is the Coldest
This is where meat and cold cuts belong. It's best to place them in sealable plastic boxes.
6. At the Bottom of the Fridge in the Drawers, Store Fruits and Vegetables
To keep them fresh longer, wrap them in beeswax wraps and bags. Zucchinis, cucumbers, carrots, etc., can be wrapped right after coming from the store, while a half-cut lemon or kohlrabi can be wrapped if left over. Tomatoes, bananas, and avocados don't belong in the fridge as they lose their taste there.