Unless you're already extremely organized, chances are that your refrigerator could use a little sprucing. Weeding out expired sauces and dressings, tossing old leftovers, and getting rid of rotten produce are necessary to keep your appliance tidy. Beyond that, you might find that you need a little extra help keeping your groceries in order, and that's where bins and other storage supplies come in handy.
To help find the best storage containers for your fridge, we tested them side-by-side and evaluated each on design, capacity, durability, ease of cleaning, and overall value. Our testers rearranged their refrigerators with various containers, bags, and bins to store produce, eggs, wine, soda, and more in order to make sure our selection is truly the best for stocking up on grocery items and keeping them organized in plain sight.
Get your fridge in tip-top shape with the best fridge organizing bins, according to our tests.
Best Food Storage: Glasslock 18-Piece Assorted Oven Safe Container Set
Safe for the oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher
Thick, sturdy glass base
Tight seal with gasket lid
These containers from Glasslock are a BPA-free, leakproof solution that can help keep stored food fresh for as long as possible. Made from tempered glass, they are safe to use for storage in the freezer and can be placed directly into the microwave or oven (without their lids) for reheating.
Each container in this set includes a snap-on lid with a gasket that ensures an airtight seal. This set includes 18 pieces: nine containers and nine lids in a variety of sizes ranging from a 0.7-cup round container to a generous 6.3-cup rectangular container, giving you the capacity to store leftovers or hold prepped ingredients for later use. To clean, place directly into the dishwasher.
Price at time of publish: $57 for clear assortment set
What’s Included: 9 containers with lids | Material: Glass and plastic | Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 inches | Capacity: 0.7 to 6.3 cups | Dishwasher Safe: Yes
"This product gives you a lot for your money: airtight food storage; oven, freezer, microwave, and dishwasher compatibility, and an aesthetically pleasing design." — Linnea Covington, Product Tester
Best Bags: Stasher 100 Percent Silicone Reusable Food Bag
Reusable and sustainable
Safe for cold and hot uses
Tight seal that prevents leaks
Lots of color options
Aside from being a wonderfully eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastic storage bags, these reusable pouches are also latex-, PVC-, and BPA-free. The pinch-tight seal keeps air out and makes the bags ideal for storing cut fruits, vegetables, hunks of cheese, and even marinating meats overnight. Our tester stored home-smoked cheese in one and found it left barely any scent inside the bag. The faint odor she could detect disappeared as soon as the bag was washed.
Made from 100 percent food-grade silicone, these bags are durable and safe to use in the fridge, freezer, microwave, and oven up to 400 degrees. They can even go directly into a pot of boiling water to cook sous vide. We've listed the sandwich size here, which is advertised as holding anywhere from 15 to 28 fluid ounces. The “sandwich bag” name indicates this size’s intended use, and it can hold a surprisingly large volume of a range of perishable foods.
Our tester was able to seal in 26 ounces of water, none of which leaked out when she flipped the bag upside down. The bag seals so well, in fact, that it may take a little practice to grasp it at the right place to open it. Once our tester found the seal’s release point, the closure released with minimal effort. While the silicone material is much thicker and therefore bulkier than single-used bags (especially at the closure), our tester didn't mind and thought it would keep the bag in great shape through many uses.
You can find larger versions of this bag, holding up to 104 fluid ounces, for bigger storage needs. The bags come in a range of attractive colors and patterns that will brighten up any kitchen, and don't worry about not being able to see inside—the front of the bag is clear, so our tester could easily identify its contents.
Price at time of publish: $13 for sandwich bag
What’s Included: 1 bag | Material: Silicone | Dimensions: 7.5 x 7 x 1 inches | Capacity: 26 fluid ounces | Dishwasher Safe: Yes
"I like how this bag seems so much more durable than even a heavy-duty freezer-grade plastic bag. It cleaned easily, had little odor to the material itself, and didn’t seem to absorb odors from the food inside. I just wish these bags were more affordable so I could convert to them for all of my fridge and freezer bag storage." — Julie Laing, Product Tester
Best All-Purpose Bin: iDesign + The Spruce 14.5 x 8-inch Plastic Multi-Use Insert Drawer Organizer
Large enough to hold a range of items
Slides entirely out of the fridge
Low sides fit under built-in cheese drawer
Inner handle edge slightly sharp
This multipurpose bin is ideal for keeping like items together, such as containers of yogurt or pudding. Create an entire drawer of deli meats and cheeses, or use it to store packs of chicken or ground beef until you're ready to cook. You can also pull the whole drawer out of the fridge when you're making sandwiches or filling lunchboxes.
If you frequently eat outside by a grill, our tester thought this drawer would be handy to store all of the fixings you need for burgers or tacos and carry them to the patio table. The bin almost fills a standard fridge shelf from front to back and slides easily across glass, but the small feet on the base catch the shelf edge. Between this catch-point and the bin’s sturdy plastic, our tester felt she was unlikely to drop the full bin as she pulled it out of the fridge.
This bin is also fantastic for corralling miscellaneous items, like tubes of tomato paste and wasabi, so they don't get lost in the fridge or freezer. Since it's made of durable transparent plastic, you can easily see and access what's inside. It can be cleaned with soap and water, and it is tough enough to stand up to daily use.
Price at time of publish: $17
What’s Included: 1 bin | Material: Plastic | Dimensions: 14.5 x 8 x 4 inches | Dishwasher Safe: No
"I didn’t expect to find what is essentially an open plastic box to be so useful. It really did help access things at the back of my lowest refrigerator shelf, and it doesn’t have a lid, so I could pile it as high as my fridge shelf gap allowed." — Julie Laing, Product Tester
Best Drink Storage: Seseno Soda Can Dispenser
Holds six six-packs or two 18-packs
Cans roll forward for easy access
Bins slide smoothly
Can’t be stacked
Can fit more upright cans in same space
If you like having cold drinks at the ready, these dispensers can help keep a supply of canned beverages cool without taking up too much room in your refrigerator. Each bin holds up to nine standard 12-ounce soda, sparkling water, or beer cans, and measures 13.5 x 5.5 x 3.75 inches. In our tester’s fridge, each bin almost filled the space from front to back and could sit tightly side-by-side to maximize storage on a low shelf. Unfortunately, the bins won’t stack when filled, even with a single layer of cans.
Made of shatter-resistant, BPA-free plastic, you can keep an eye on how many cans you have left and know when it's time to replenish. Our tester found that as she removed cans, the remaining ones tended to roll forward; since the bins also slide out, she never had to reach to the back of the fridge for the last can. Still, she could fit more cans into the same amount of space by neatly arranging them from front to back. Although the bins are not dishwasher safe, they are easy to clean with warm, soapy water.
Price at time of publish: $23
What’s Included: 4 bins | Material: Plastic | Dimensions: 13.5 x 5.5 x 3.75 inches | Capacity: Nine 12-ounce cans per bin | Dishwasher Safe: No
"I liked how it was easy to get my hands on the final cans without reaching deep into the fridge, but the inability to stack the bins makes them less functional in most fridge spaces. To store a standard pack of cans, you really need at least two of the bins to make them worthwhile, so being able to stack at least two together would make more sense." — Julie Laing, Product Tester
Best for Eggs: InterDesign Fridge Binz Egg Bin
Sturdy with a solid lid
Low profile in small spaces or stackable in large ones
Easy to grab and lift
Holds an odd number of eggs
A standard-issue egg carton does its job of holding its precious cargo as you transport it home from the market, but this container will keep your eggs from being crushed thanks to its sturdy, BPA-free plastic construction. This bin holds up to 21 eggs, and because it's clear, you can easily see when it's time to stock up again—just in time to make more frittatas, omelets, and breakfast casseroles.
Initially, our tester thought the 21 egg slots was a weird number, especially because it seemed that adding slots for three more eggs would still let the box fit onto a standard-depth refrigerator shelf. If you bring home a box of 18 eggs but have a couple left in the fridge, the number of egg slots makes more sense. Still, a 24-egg frame would be more functional.
The tray can handle extra-large eggs, so smaller ones wobble around a bit. Given the hardness of the plastic, it seems possible to break thin-shelled eggs while taking them in and out of their slots or when carrying a full box of smaller eggs, but our tester didn’t have any breaks during the testing window.
The lid protects eggs from damage while providing a surface that can be used for more storage, taking advantage of any vertical space available. On the other hand, its low profile makes it easy to slip onto a shelf that doesn't have a lot of height. Keep this clean by hand washing with mild soap and warm water.
Price at time of publish: $23
What’s Included: 1 bin with lid | Material: Plastic | Dimensions: 14.57 x 6.25 x 3 inches | Capacity: 21 eggs | Dishwasher Safe: No
"Since I collect eggs from my chickens, the 21 egg slots wasn’t an issue, but people buying two dozen eggs at a time may find the count awkward." — Julie Laing, Product Tester
Best for Wine: mDesign Freestanding Wine Rack
Keeps bottles from rolling
Stacks securely, yet comes apart easily
Doesn’t require extra headspace
Won’t hold all standard wine bottles shapes
If you like to have chilled bottles of chardonnay or pinot grigio on hand at all times, then this wine rack is for you. Each of the two pieces holds two standard-size and standard-shaped bottles and can be stacked as needed. The racks are not made for magnum bottles; forcing one in causes the rack to flex and could damage it over time. Made of BPA- and chlorine-free plastic, it can be kept clean by wiping with a damp cloth. If you don't need it in the fridge, it works nicely on a countertop or in a pantry, as well. Naturally, the clear design matches any decor.
Laying the wine on its side takes up more space at the front of the fridge, but it’s the ideal way to store bottles topped with natural corks. Screw-top bottles can be stored upright or vertically, but it can be challenging to find such a tall space in the fridge without narrowing the gap between lower shelves until they’re barely usable. Still, if you have the headspace, you’ll be able to store six bottles upright in the same area where this rack holds four bottles.
Although the pair of racks can be stacked, our tester thought they might be particularly useful side by side on the fridge’s lower shelf, which is often set with narrow spacing, to keep side-lying bottles from rolling around. Even then, five bottles could be tucked together in the same space needed for four bottles in these racks.
Price at time of publish: $27 for two-pack
What’s Included: 2 bins | Material: Plastic | Dimensions: 8 x 7.6 x 4 inches | Capacity: 2 bottles per rack | Dishwasher Safe: No
"It was easy to set up, store, load, and unload with standard-shaped bottles of wine. I wish the U-shaped slots were slightly larger so they could hold a wide-bottomed bottle of chardonnay and that the overall design was less bulky." — Julie Laing, Product Tester
Best for Freezer: Sanno Wire Storage Basket
Easy to see contents
Comes in several sizes
No rough edges
Can be awkward to stack
If you tend to manage a fairly well-stocked freezer, you'll be able to keep things in order with this generously sized wire basket that effortlessly stands up to the cold. Use it to store bags of frozen fruits and vegetables, or gather smaller items, like frozen burritos and single-serve ice cream. Our tester found it particularly useful for small containers of fruit and vegetable purees that otherwise tend to roll around in the freezer. This basket also easily corralled unevenly shaped items, like pesto and sauces that had been frozen in ice-cube trays and then bagged.
Made from sturdy polyurethane-coated steel, the basket is durable and can be filled to the brim. Sanno offers several sizes of these baskets, so check that the dimensions are ideal for your freezer. Longer, narrower baskets may be better for a chest freezer, whereas square ones might fit best in a deep drawer-style freezer compartment. The nearly square basket our tester tried out was the perfect height for the shelf in her standard over-the-fridge freezer but a couple of inches short of filling the space from back to front.
What’s Included: 1 bin | Material: Polyurethane-coated steel | Dimensions: 11 x 10.25 x 7 inches | Dishwasher Safe: No
"I found this basket most useful in my over-the-fridge freezer for holding smaller bags of various items: Things frozen in ice-cube trays and then bagged, like pesto, curry paste, and pizza sauce, can be hard to stack and keep neat in the freezer. Letting them jumble into this basket seemed the most efficient use of my freezer space." — Julie Laing, Product Tester
Best Turntable: iDesign + The Spruce Crisp Turntable with Handles
Smooth turning mechanism
Large, wide handles
Low profile, but high-enough sides for bottles
Takes up extra space
Squeaks as it turns
This rotating tray by iDesign and The Spruce gives you both storage and organization for your collection of condiments and dressings. It has an open, see-through design with high sides that allow you to access your goods while preventing bottles from falling over. As with all turntables, you could probably arrange more bottles in the same shelf space, but the ability to bring the back jars forward without lifting out everything in front of them may make it worthwhile.
Measuring just under 11.5 inches in diameter, it can hold quite a few jars and bottles in a fairly compact space. Our tester liked how smoothly the tray rotated in either direction, even when full of heavy jars. It does squeak a bit, and it seems to spin more evenly when balanced with heavier items than when loaded with lightweight ones. The rigid plastic made it possible for our tester to lift the turntable, fully loaded with home-canned goods, out of the refrigerator and carry it across the kitchen. You can keep it clean by hand washing the durable plastic tray with mild soap and warm water.
Price at time of publish: $19
What’s Included: 1 turntable | Material: Plastic | Dimensions: 11.41 x 11.41 x 4.41 inches | Dishwasher Safe: No
"Since organizing my fridge is always a bit of a Tetris game, I’m torn between liking how I can just spin this turntable to access second-row items and wanting the open shelf space to squeeze in another jar or two. I was happy with how well the turntable worked with large jars and that I could still lift it when full." — Julie Laing, Product Tester
Best Plastic Set: The Spruce by iDesign 7-Piece Plastic Refrigerator Organizer Bin Set with Lids, Clear/White
Notched lids to keep moisture at bay
Smaller quantities available
Made from 100 percent post-consumer plastic
Bottle storage bin holds an odd number
This seven-piece organizing set from The Spruce and iDesign has everything you need to get your fridge looking the very best. The collection includes one berry bin, one small divided bin, one large divided bin, two small bins, one egg bin (which holds up to 18 eggs), and one bottle storage bin, which fits up to nine bottles or large cans and has a raised front edge to keep them in place.
All containers, excluding the bottle storage bin, feature notched lids to prevent excess moisture, making them ideal for housing fresh fruits and vegetables. The modular design lets you pair each item with other The Spruce by iDesign storage containers and, best yet, stack them. The transparent sides allow you to peek at your inventory with ease, so you'll always know what you have and when it's time to stock up.
All pieces included in this set are BPA-free and made from 100 percent post-consumer plastic. When it comes time to clean, these containers can simply be hand washed with soap and water. If you don't quite need the seven bins, this set includes, there are also three-, four-, and five-piece options.
Price at time of publish: $70 for 7-piece set
What’s Included: 1 berry bin, 1 small divided bin, 1 large divided bin, 2 small bins, 1 egg bin, 1 bottle storage bin | Material: Recycled plastic | Dishwasher Safe: No
Best Labels: mDesign Refrigerator and Freezer Identification Labels
Preprinted with common item names
Large, easy-to-read lettering
Removable and reusable
Lacks some common descriptors
Once you've acquired all the bins you need for your fridge, it's a smart idea to label them to lock your organizational system in place. This stylish set of 32 stickers by mDesign is pre-printed in a large, easy-to-read script to designate bins for fruit, snacks, meat, and more. Simply peel them from the backing and stick them onto your desired bins. The labels are water-resistant, so any spills or moisture will roll right off.
Price at time of publish: $8
What’s Included: 32 labels | Material: Plastic | Dimensions: 3 x 1.375 inches per label | Variety: Preprinted for 22 items | Dishwasher Safe: No
How We Tested
We sent fridge organization bins to our product testers, who tried each out in their own refrigerators, storing fruit, vegetables, eggs, soda, wine bottles, and more, to determine which containers are truly the best. Each was rated on design, capacity, durability, cleaning, and overall value. Our testers then offered additional insights on each fridge organization bin's strengths and weaknesses.
What to Look for in Fridge Organization Bins
Decide what you would like the end result to be when organizing your refrigerator. Do you want to be able to put your condiments all in one spot? Or, what about putting your soda cans in a bin that not only easily stores them but dispenses them, too? Functionality is one of the keys to storing your food and beverage items, so they are best organized and within easy reach for you and your family.
Size can become a factor, especially if your refrigerator is a smaller one. Counter-depth refrigerators are not as deep as standard ones, so they might not be deep enough to fit in some of the bins. Always measure and double-check to ensure that any bins you're going to purchase will fit properly.
Whatever organization bins you buy to get your fridge (and freezer) in order, you want them to be durable and long-lasting. These bins are there to help you get the most out of the space you have to store food and beverages, so the last thing you want is to have them crack or break.
What is the best way to get your refrigerator organized?
Try to keep similar items grouped together. Fruits should be with fruits, veggies with other vegetables, and try to corral other items, like your condiments, together, too. Having items in clear plastic bins can help you to easily locate things. Putting a label on the bins is also beneficial, so you and your family know where items should be returned to once they've been taken out to be used.
Can you wash plastic storage bins?
Most organization bins can be washed by hand in the sink with soap and water.
How long are reusable silicone bags good for?
These eco-friendly bags can last three to five years. Simply wash and reuse.
Why Trust The Spruce Eats?
The author of this piece, Bernadette Machard de Gramont, is an LA-based writer who specializes in global food and wine content. With a major penchant for cooking combined with limited refrigerator space, she has become a master of kitchen organization to keep her excessive cheese stash and ever-growing collection of condiments in order. After a two-year stint at the Williams-Sonoma Headquarters in San Francisco, she now researches and tests a variety of cookware, bakeware, and wine tools, and interviews field experts for their insight.
Julie Laing has been a writer and editor for more than 25 years and published her first cookbook, "The Complete Guide to Pickling," in 2020. She’s particularly keen on fridge organization throughout the summer harvest and in the fall when she’s trying to cram far too many jars and bottles of home-fermented foods into her standard-size fridge. Julie personally tested seven organizers for this roundup.