Read this if you’re obsessed with fridge organizing videos on TikTok

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If you’re on the same side of TikTok as I am, you’ve probably seen dozens of videos of people organizing themselves refrigerators to achieve a maximum aesthetic appearance. These videos show refrigerators decked out with specific fruit and vegetable bins, soda can racks, and shelves, all perfectly arranged down to the Lazy Susan for your favorite condiments.


Although this may sound exaggerated, year organized refrigerator it can save you frustration when you can’t find that jar and even prevent you from forgetting expired food in the back. So what exactly do you need to achieve this look? And how much will it cost you? I break them all down below.

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What you need to get started

Luckily, it’s not too hard to dress up your fridge by the end of the day. A quick trip to The dollar tree or Walmartor fast forward Amazon can provide everything you need.

The dollar tree

These small plastic containers are perfect for organizing items that often sit loose in fridge drawers. Instead of sifting through your produce drawer to find the last piece of fruit at the bottom, you can organize a container to hold, say, apples, cheese sticks or limes.

And they are cheap. For $30, you can get a pack of 24 containers.


While the containers above are great for produce and snacks, they aren’t wide enough to hold canned goods. If you constantly have drinks on hand, I recommend buying two or three cans to make room on the fridge door shelves.


If you need extra storage space on the bottom shelf of your refrigerator, these 14″ by 8″ bins are a great choice. The width makes these baskets ideal for yogurt, canned food, baby food, juice, canned food and larger items such as onions and peppers. And their size will allow you to stack two bins on top of each other or have four side by side and still fit on the same row of the fridge.

I recommend buying two of the two packs for a total of four bins. In addition, these bins are so versatile that if you end up not needing one for the fridge, you can use it for the pantry, cosmetics, kitchen utensils or craft and office supplies.


No need to pull every jar out of the fridge just to find that salad dressing in the back corner. Adding a turntable is a nice trick to add more convenience while making your shelves look more stylish. It is ideal for condiments, canned foods and sauces.

The turntable fits all refrigerators and upper cabinets with a diameter of 10.8 inches.


Although egg storage isn’t completely necessary since you already have the cardboard box, if you want to get the TikTok aesthetic, egg storage is a must.

There are cheaper egg trays at Dollar Tree, but the thicker plastic of these trays makes them easy to stack without fear of breaking your eggs.

How much will this cost?

If you buy the products in the quantities I recommended above, your total will come straight to $93. While that’s not chump change, organizing your fridge like the TikTok guru for less than $100 is decent.

Plus, you can often find home storage items at Target or Amazon on sale, and you can always go to Dollar Tree in person so you don’t have to buy items online in bulk.

Organize your

So you have everything you need to organize your fridge. Now what? To get started, first take everything out of the fridge and give it a deep clean. If you’re wondering if you should throw away a certain food, read us guide on how to deep clean your fridge.

Once your fridge and bins are clean, I recommend placing your bins and empty storage bins in the fridge so you know exactly where you want to put each item, that you have enough storage bins, and that everything will actually fit in your fridge.

Now you can start stocking up! The end result should look like a perfectly manicured fridge that can easily go viral on TikTok.

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