1. Stock up on lemons
A lemon can help keep your fridge odour-free and fresh-smelling. Take one lemon and cut it in half. Place the lemon on a saucer and put this at the back of your fridge, the lemon will naturally absorb any bad odours in the fridge.
2. Small containers are helpful
Use the smallest containers possible to store leftovers – less room for air minimises staling. It’s best to use containers that are air-tight.
3. Place milk in the right place
Store milk on a shelf rather than in the door compartment so it gets less exposure to room temperature.
4. Make use of the top shelf
Some believe that eggs are best stored in room temperature, but keeping them cool can prolong their shelf life. Store eggs along with your cheese in the warmest part of the fridge, usually the top shelf or door.
5. Avoid keeping these in the fridge
Keep avocados, bananas, nectarines, pears, peaches and tomatoes out of the fridge – the ethylene gas they emit can spoil other foods.
6. The right temperature matters
Always ensure that your fridge is at an ideal temperature of between 3 C to 5 C. Get your fridge checked at least once a year by a professional technician so that it functions optimally.