Need More Space In Your Refrigerator?
Add an Extra Shelf!

A few months ago I moved into a new apartment. Although I love the space and the updated kitchen, it does have one big drawback: the refrigerator. I can't quite figure out how to space the shelves to fill the fridge optimally. So maybe I should give this trick a try.

My biggest problem is that I drink hibiscus iced tea like it's going out of style. At all times there is a giant pitcher in my fridge and it takes up a good amount of vertical space. Because of this, my shelf heights are frustrating; if I have the shelves arranged to allow for the pitcher, I lose space for smaller things.

But instead of being annoyed that I can't place the pitcher in the door like most refrigerators I've had, I think I'll simply add a shelf, as shown in this photo from Martha Stewart.

The shelf in this photo looks like a basic wire shelf you can find in home stores. Here's one good example:

Large Expanding Shelf, $5.62 at The Container Store

Sometimes basic reminders are all you need to fix a problem. So, your fridge sucks? Mine does, too! Let's take a cue from Martha Stewart and all add shelves. That's what we do with our kitchen, so why not do it with our refrigerator?

What are your best tips for maximizing fridge space?

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(Image: Martha Stewart)