How much can the contents of a refrigerator say about a person? Turns out, a lot. At least according to the subreddit 'Fridge Detective'.

There, people share a picture of what's inside their refrigerator and others try to deduce things about them and their life based solely on the image.

Oftentimes, the original poster joins the discussion to congratulate the right guesses or steer them in the right direction if folks are struggling a bit.

Bored Panda won't ask you to replicate this and solve all the cases. We will, however, invite you to see just how colorful and chaotic the interiors of people's refrigerators can be. Who knew that this kitchen appliance is like a reflection of ourselves?

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Thought You Guys Would Get A Kick Out Of This One

Thought You Guys Would Get A Kick Out Of This One

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Looks Like Our Jobs Might Be In Trouble

Looks Like Our Jobs Might Be In Trouble

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Full of Giggles
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Put an electric skillet on top and you can make breakfast in bed.

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During the holidays we're usually making more food for more people than at any other time of the year. So let's get ready for it.

Plus, according to Marguerite Preston, who has learned her way around professional kitchens as a pastry cook in New York, once you’ve got a system in place, keeping your fridge tidy should take a lot less time.

"The first step toward decluttering your fridge is to take everything out," Preston said. "I mean everything. Deal with the moldy meat sauce you’ve been avoiding, and take stock of all your condiments."

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Just Got Back To The Country, In Self Isolation. Haven't Had A Chance To Go Shopping Yet

Just Got Back To The Country, In Self Isolation. Haven't Had A Chance To Go Shopping Yet

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"When you’re ready to refill the fridge, avoid treating it like a junk drawer for food," Preston added.

She recommends designating different areas for different types of items. "Your fridge probably comes with a few predetermined zones—crisper drawers, a cheese drawer—but you can create more with trays or bins."

"Restaurants often keep smaller containers together on rimmed baking sheets, which are easy to pull out to get a better look ... For loose items like lemons, clear bins work best. I use these Rubbermaid Commercial Food Storage Containers for everything, but you can also find bins tailor-made for your fridge at the Container Store," Preston said.

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Noodle Is #1 Fridge Detective

Noodle Is #1 Fridge Detective

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Vae
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That fur and those eyes though... just want to scoop noodle up.

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#8

We All Want These Snacks

We All Want These Snacks

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My Cheese Fridge Brings All The Boys To The Yard

My Cheese Fridge Brings All The Boys To The Yard

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Caro Caro
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2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OH GOD, OH GOD, This would be my dream fridge. I'd invite the Pandas for some cheese, a drink and some laughs :)

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Another great way to keep ingredients from getting lost in the back of the fridge is to use a lazy Susan, like this OXO Good Grips Turntable.

Preston uses her lazy Susan to keep the basic ingredients her family reaches for daily—like mayo, yogurt, nut butter, and our bin of lemons and limes—so they're always easily accessible.

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Every Time I Clear Some Space In The Fridge, Noodle Thinks It's For Him. What Can You Guess About Us?

Every Time I Clear Some Space In The Fridge, Noodle Thinks It's For Him. What Can You Guess About Us?

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This Person... Idw Them But This Person

This Person... Idw Them But This Person

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Not Debbie’s !!!!!!

Not Debbie’s !!!!!!

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"A basic understanding of food safety can help you decide what should go where in your fridge," Preston noted.

"Fridges are typically coldest toward the back and bottom, warmer on the top shelf, and warmest in the door. So the door is great for condiments with a long shelf life, like jam, mustard, and hot sauce, but try to avoid storing milk there unless you’ll drink it fast."

"Raw meat should always go at the bottom of the fridge—not only for the cold temperatures but also because you don’t want a leaky package dripping chicken juice over everything else," she explained.

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Who Am I?

Who Am I?

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This LEGO Stand Has Been Holding Up My Fridge Stand For 4 Years

This LEGO Stand Has Been Holding Up My Fridge Stand For 4 Years

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Missing A Couple Of Things, What Do You Think? First Time Posting Here. Be Kind Pls

Missing A Couple Of Things, What Do You Think? First Time Posting Here. Be Kind Pls

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Even if you have the best containers, it helps to have a system for managing leftovers. Preston said that one of the cardinal rules of any restaurant fridge is FIFO: first in, first out.

This means that new items always go to the back, pushing older food to the front of the line, where it’s guaranteed to get picked up first.

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This Is What Happens When You Take The Ice Tray Out Of A Freezer With An Automatic Ice Maker

This Is What Happens When You Take The Ice Tray Out Of A Freezer With An Automatic Ice Maker

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Fussy1
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Literally my dream fridge/freezer come true!! You can never have too much cow bell ... or ice! (showing my age)

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Hope My Fridge Counts

Hope My Fridge Counts

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Tabitha Martel
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like Joey Tribianni has been reading a lot more...

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Just An Ordinary Fridge, Nothing To See Here!

Just An Ordinary Fridge, Nothing To See Here!

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"To do the same thing at home, you’ll need to spend a little extra time putting away groceries or leftovers, but it will save time later on," Preston said.

"Rather than rummaging around for the open jar of tomato sauce, you’ll have the food that needs to be finished right at your fingertips. Using trays or bins makes it easier to follow the FIFO rule because you can pull everything out."

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Who Am I And Why Do I Exist

Who Am I And Why Do I Exist

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Zara the squid! 🦑
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is like my moms fridge when she was pregnant lol

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Give Me Your Best Shot

Give Me Your Best Shot

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Zara the squid! 🦑
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I thought this was a normal fridge at first, didnt see the cat lol :D

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Woke Up Like This

Woke Up Like This

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So This Friend Of Mine Opened His Fridge And I Saw This F**king Monster

So This Friend Of Mine Opened His Fridge And I Saw This F**king Monster

He then proceeded to take the milk and put it back while ignoring it and he will probably ignore it for another year. Took a picture afterwards. This is supposed to be potato btw.

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But if clutter starts to return even after your best efforts, just try to nip it in the bud before you have another leaning tower of Tupperware situation.

"Cook a clean-out-the-fridge meal, and use your condiments for a fancy toast-toppings bar. And when you really need to, pull everything out and start over," Preston said.

Of course, you can always take a pic of how you're doing and submit it to 'Fridge Detective'. As you can see, they don't judge no matter how good or bad it looks!

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Give It A Go

Give It A Go

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Rachknits
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yay! I was waiting for this one...you can freeze yarn to prevent or stop a clothe eating moth infestation

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What Do You Guys Think About Me?

What Do You Guys Think About Me?

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Whose Fridge Is This?

Whose Fridge Is This?

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Here Ya Go Detectives! What Say You?

Here Ya Go Detectives! What Say You?

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Couldn't Make It Up Even If I Wanted To

Couldn't Make It Up Even If I Wanted To

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Full of Giggles
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’m gonna go with a caterer the night before a big wedding.

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Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? Hmmm

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? Hmmm

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Diabetes - Detective In The Wild

Diabetes - Detective In The Wild

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