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    Top Tips: How To Feng Shui Your Fridge

    Need some more organisation in your kitchen? We're showing you how to feng shui your fridge to help you waste less food, save money and make life easier!

    Do you struggle to organise your fridge? If so, you are not alone. A recent study we conducted found that two thirds of the UK population struggle to organise the contents of their fridge and three quarters end up throwing food out every week because it gets forgotten about or put to the back of the fridge.

    This means the average household throws out £5.10 worth of food, on average, over the course of seven days. We discovered that more than a third of people clean their fridge fewer than five times a year!

    “Fridges might allow us to store food safely for longer, but they’re also renowned for accumulating junk: mouldy jars of half eaten sauces; out of date food and wilted vegetables. Feng shui, the Chinese art of creating environmental balance, sees this as negative energy or sha chi.

    “The kitchen, where most fridges live, symbolises the heart of the home. This is where we receive our nourishment, the root of our good health. So, if we want vibrant health it is important to give some attention to our fridges to cultivate the positive energy, the sheng chi, which symbolises our health and prosperity.” Feng Shui expert, Davina MacKail

    So we decided to comission feng shui expert, Davina MacKail, to provide some ‘Fridge Shiu’ top tips to bring balance and organisation to people’s fridges, helping them waste less food, save money and ultimately make life easier.

    Davina’s advice for a balanced, organised fridge is:

    As a source of fresh food supply, the fridge is related to both health and wealth in feng shui terms. Keeping a well-stocked (not over stocked!) fridge full of vibrant, living foods such as fresh fruits, salads and vegetables makes you feel good and increases your motivation to eat healthier foods.

    The route to a healthy fridge starts with decluttering. Remove everything and throw away anything mouldy, out of date or can’t identify.

    Get some hot soapy water, add some lemon juice, remove all the shelves and draws and give the fridge a thorough clean.

    Only put back in the fridge what is fresh, and you know you will use. Store like with like i.e. all the cheeses in a container together. Keep meat and fish stored separately, but on the lower shelves, to prevent leaking juices contaminating other foods.

    To rid your fridge of old smells, place some baking soda in a small bowl and leave in fridge for 48 hours. Use a few drops of lemon or lemongrass essential oil on a half lemon to keep your fridge sweet smelling. Replace as necessary.

    A quick, weekly clean is the perfect feng shui fridge maintenance; preferably just before you go shopping. Rotate fresh foods that are still good to eat so they get eaten first (get creative!). Throw anything inedible out and notice what you haven’t used – perhaps you could stop buying it or reduce the amount you buy – an organised fridge will not only improve your health but will also save you money.

    How to stack your fridge

    Store veggies in the drawers at the bottom, raw meet and fish on the bottom shelves – separate to other items, dairy products (including milk) on the middle shelves and cooked meats and leftovers on your top shelf.

    Your door shelves are perfect for foods with preservatives – i.e jams.