Eliminating boxes from your fridge also gives you the chance to stack or sort things more effectively. As The Home Edit recommends, this could involve simple food storage containers you typically use to keep your leftovers in, or those clear fridge bins that you’ve been eyeing on Amazon. You’ll be able to group similar items together (another tip from The Home Edit), and having uniform containers will allow you to more easily keep those groups together (via ELLE Decor).
Another positive for eliminating boxes and getting things more organized? There’s a good chance you’ll have less food waste, since you’ll be able to see everything you have, and store it in ways that helps to keep the items fresh (via ELLE Decor).
And, don’t just think that you can toss any leftover boxes on top of your fridge if you have space. A few cereal boxes or empty ones you’d like to use for storage down the road may not seem like much at all, but adding items to the top of your fridge can actually prevent heat from escaping (via The Spruce), which forces the compressor in your fridge to work harder to keep everything running.