Spring time is here and while you’re cleaning the house, don’t forget to hit the fridge; between spills and expired products, your fridge could use a good cleaning.
Between splattered chili, and old spilt milk, the odor and look of your fridge is probably not very pleasant; not to mention the bacteria and odor from these splats and spills can spread through other compartments and foods throughout your fridge.
To avoid this stomach turning event, here are some tips to quickly and effectively clean out your fridge this spring season:
When To Tackle The Job
Make sure to choose a day when your fridge isn’t very full, so probably the day before you would typically go grocery shopping.
When you find a day, switch off the power, for safety reasons and start cleaning!
Cleaning Kit Handy
You should have a cleaning kit handy, located right next to the fridge; this will help clean up messes and spills that happen immediately. Cleaning up spills before they dry will save you scrubbing and scraping duty in the long run.
Organize Your Food
While cleaning, why not organize your food? This will help keep all food and products visible, leaving “no man” behind, or in this case, food won’t be pushed to the back of the fridge where they will spill and be forgotten for weeks to come!
When organizing your food, do some research on the best location to pack certain foods; for example you shouldn’t pack onions next to apples, as apples get overwhelmed by the strong scent of the onions. Using containers and putting each category of food into that container will help organize your fridge significantly. Also, be sure to store fish and other foods that spoil easily into coolers.
Placing Removable Parts into Tub Filled with Water & Baking Soda
Place removable parts, like shelves and draws into a sink filled with water and baking soda; we recommend filling the tub with baking soda instead of liquid soap, because some people have claimed that some residue of the soap remained on the shelves, altering the taste of their food.
Take a Top to Bottom Approach
While tackling the task of cleaning your fridge, you should start from the top and work your way down; that way dirty water from the top won’t trickle down onto surfaces below that were already cleaned.