Having a hard time finding your favorite peanut butter jar in the refrigerator? Looks like it's time to make some changes in your refrigerator. Stacking food in an organized manner can be beneficial to you in many ways. It will save your time, and make

The main purpose of having a refrigerator is, of course, to preserve edibles so that you can consume them later. A professional approach to storing food in your fridge is to organize it based on the temperature you need to cook\heat it up before you can eat.

Things that need not be cooked and is safe to eat (like leftovers) are placed at the top, followed by everything else organized downwards based on the temperature it needs to be cooked to.  Food items that need to be cooked to the highest temperature (such as meat products) should be stacked at the bottom. If you organize food items in this manner the problem of cross contamination of foods can be avoided.

Upper shelves: Leftovers, drinks, packaged food, and ready to eat meals such as noodles, yoghurt, cheese, etc.

Lower shelves: Raw food and ingredients that need to be cooked, such as vegetables and meat products.

The refrigerator door: Being the warmest part of the fridge, it could contain ketchup bottles, chilled beer cans, etc. It is recommended that you do not store milks and eggs here as they require more cool temperature for proper storage.

The drawers: Being the bottom part, drawers are also in the coolest portion in a fridge. Fresh fruits and vegetables could be stored there. You can store your meat products here as well, but in order to avoid cross contamination, you may want to separate them from vegetables.