As anyone knows when you are preparing a meal or putting away the groceries you tend to open and close the fridge and freezer a lot. This means a lot of cold air is leaving those machines, forcing them to work harder to keep items cold and using more of your electricity to do so. So something I’ve been trying to get better at is strategic fridge stocking. For instance, I collect all the fridge items from the grocery bags in one area on the counter (closest to the fridge preferably) and then in one go I open the door, put all the items away and close the door. This may seem obvious, but take a look at how often you open the fridge door for one item, close it, then realize you need more items!
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