7. Store Meats On the Bottom Shelf
A few years ago I carelessly put my defrosting turkey on a shelf in the fridge and shut the door. A few hours later I came back to a blood bath! My turkey had started to thaw and leaked juice everywhere! Luckily, I had put it on the bottom shelf, so no other food was ruined. In case you have leaky meat, store your meat and seafood on the bottom shelf to prevent unwanted spoilage. I also recommend putting a cookie sheet under any type of meat your are defrosting, to avoid the appearance of a recent battle in your fridge.