My mid-week fridge was a little sparse, this week. Those who follow me on Instagram may have seen it.
Below is today’s fridge. A little fuller, you may agree?
Simply Being Mum’s Friday Fridge
Well I popped in a few bottles to fill the shelves.
Although my aim each week is zero-waste, I don’t like wasting money on using extra energy to power my fridge. After all I’m an advocate of conscious spending (so much so I was featured on a BBC consumer website).
Typically my fridge isn’t quite this empty by a Wednesday. But as food stuffs start to run low, I do try to fill it with non-perishables.
General advice about refrigerator efficiency is as follows:
“Keep Your Fridge Full – It takes less work to maintain the temperature in a full refrigerator. Just make sure your fridge isn’t so full that it prevents good air circulation (three-quarters full is a good rule of thumb).”
I’ve heard somewhere that storing wine in a fridge isn’t, particularly, a good idea. Whether that’s true or not, I can’t say.
(I am in no way compensated for highlighting this wine. In no way. Aldi won’t know it’s being mentioned. But I have got to share. This is probably the nicest supermarket white wine I have ever tasted. Recently I brought my friend a bottle for her birthday. She opened it last Saturday night and this is what she text “That wine u got me for my birthday is gorgeous. Where did you get it from???”)
But it doesn’t tend to be in there very long, maybe just a day or two. Also as I am no wine connoisseur, it’s negligible whether I’d notice a deterioration in the wine.
However, as I said, it doesn’t tend to be in there indefinitely 😉
A good tip is to keep a couple of old juice or fizzy drink/soda bottles. Then as the fridge empties pop them in full of tap water. But that’s just one idea…
Do you have any tips on how to keep your refrigerator efficient as the shelves empty? I’d love to hear them, and I’m sure others would too!
Talking of Kristen (the founder of Food Waste Friday and the inspiration behind No Waste Tastes Great)…Don’t forget to head on over to her’s to link up your Food Waste Friday post!