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Genius way to remember what veggies are in the fridge

Brooke Rolfe
·News Reporter
·2-min read

A genius method has been developed to combat an age-old frustration with keeping fresh produce in the fridge.

Days after a grocery shop, it can become a little harder to keep track of what produce is left and what can be included in meals.

Sometimes, using leftovers just isn’t as appealing as getting a tasty takeaway meal.

One social media user has created a hack that doesn’t just make for an adorable addition to their fridge’s exterior, but is also incredibly practical.

Twitter user Sheepwave shared how she, as someone with ADHD, uses self-made magnets with names of produce on them, to keep track of what is inside her fridge.

Photo shows a fridge full of fresh produce.
The hack is designed to help save produce from being wasted. Source: Getty Images
Photo shows a fridge with labels for fruit and vegetables.
On this fridge, items above the line will go off in a few days, and the ones below will last longer. Source: Twitter/sheepycutie

She explained in a post earlier this month that items inside her fridge can seem like they don’t exist in her memory because she can’t seem them.

This had always resulted in having to “throw stuff out constantly”, so she invented an easy solution that cost just $15.

By using stick-on magnets and applying cards on each of them with the name of a fruit or vegetable, she is able to keep a visual reminder on the outside of her fridge of what’s inside.

In photo examples of her system, she showed how the items that were close to going off were stuck above the line that separated her fridge from freezer.

The others, which were less likely to go off within the next few days, were stuck below the line, while produce that wasn’t in stock had their place on the fridge’s far right.

Photo shows two labels for a fridge, one for onion and for cauliflower.
The hand-drawn labels have helped save vegetables and fruit from being thrown out. Source: Twitter/sheepycutie

Since adopting the nifty hack, the woman said she had not had to throw out unusable produce once.

Hundreds of people praised the inventor in replies to her post, describing the waste-conscious hack as “brilliant”.

“Like this is seriously a huge problem for me and why I always eat quick food,” one person replied.

“Sounds like something we need at this house. Great idea,” someone else wrote.

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