Kim Kardashian's replicable walk-in fridge organization aids in menu planning and minimizes food waste

Professional organizers discuss the benefits of the socialite's storage and how we can recreate them in our own kitchen

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Sometimes, inspiration can be found in the most unlikely of places. In this case, it's meal prep motivation in the form of Kim Kardashian's fridge. Though we wouldn't usually think to look to the socialite for ideas on food organization, Kim's walk-in fridge has benefits far beyond aesthetics.

Kim's refrigerator organization, formulated by The Home Edit, prioritizes plastic-free storage that clearly displays as much food as possible. According to experts, this method is a game-changer for meal prep. 

'Organizing items by categories such as dairy, condiments, and produce, as Kim has done, is positive and helps when knowing what you might need more of when replenishing or preparing a meal,' comments professional organizer Barbara Brock.

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Barbara Brock

Barbara is a successful home-staging owner, entrepreneur, and the past President of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals™ New York Chapter. She is the Founder & CEO of Barbara Brock Inc, a professional organizing and staging company

Danielle Dorn, VP of design at mDesign, a storage solutions company, adds, 'Keeping similar items together using clear containers and labels makes them easily accessible and ensures that older items are used first, reducing the chances of food getting forgotten or spoiled.' 

We see these principles represented in Kim's fridge, where similar foods are stored together, and open bins make it easy to see each item in the space, effectively decluttering the fridge.

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Danielle Dorn

As the VP of design at mDesign, Danielle uses her product design skills to create purposeful solutions, especially in terms of home organization. Danielle holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). 

How did Kim achieve the look? First, buying a fridge this large doesn't hurt. 'Having an industrial fridge is a game-changer! It's a restaurant-size kitchen, with lots of appliances and pots and pans, so we can fully cook at all times and always be prepared for our family and guests,' Kim told Poosh.

However, no matter the size of your fridge, you can use effective storage to optimize the way you use your food. To create these effects, Barbara recommends that readers group like items together, like Kim. 

She further suggests: 'Use bins to keep items separated and neat and use glass containers over plastic containers for keeping foods fresh. Adjust the shelving so you can see the most frequently used items at eye level. Finally, store meats in a lower part of the refrigerator to prevent cross-contamination.'

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By following these easy tips, you can create a fridge that's just as effectively stocked as Kim's. Investing in beautiful containers and carefully planning your fridge design is an investment in your lifestyle and pattern of consumption.

News Editor

I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture focusing on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.