When it comes to cleaning out your fridge, there are several ways to accomplish the task. If you’re searching for an official way to do so, you probably won’t find one. Keep reading to learn more about various methods and then simply go from there. Choose a method to keeping your fridge clean that works best for you. Don’t put it off any longer because quite possibly, the job is much easier than you think!
Make Your Own Cleaning Solution
If you prefer to stay away from harsh cleaners, you can easily make your own to clean the fridge. For example, you can mix 4 ounces of vinegar, 8 ounces of ammonia (clear works best) and ¼ cup of baking soda into one gallon of hot water. Transfer the cleaner to a spray bottle and get ready to clean your fridge like a boss!
One of the great things about this solution is that it doesn’t require rinsing, which saves you time and elbow grease. In addition, it’s an excellent degreaser that does a fantastic job of preventing mold and mildew.
Wipe Up Spills Immediately
If it all possible, it’s best to wipe up spills in your refrigerator immediately. This way nothing gets the chance to turn into a sticky or stuck-on mess. As tempting as it may be to leave it and forget, you’ll be so much happier in the long time. You’ll be thanking me for encouraging you to wipe up the mess before it gets more difficult to remove.
Also, you may want to line the shelves with some type of protective cover, which helps immensely. Line the shelves in your fridge with Press’n Seal Plastic Wrap to make clean up a breeze. When the shelves get dirty, pull up the plastic wrap and you’ll be left with perfectly clean shelves!
Inspect Your Inventory Weekly
Make it a habit to go through the contents in your fridge weekly to through out any out of date and expired perishables. You can keep track with an inventory sheet to make this job even easier.
Use a Toothbrush to Clean Cracks and Crevices
When it comes to cleaning small cracks and crevices in the fridge, a toothbrush can be your new best friend. Seriously! It gets into places that nothing else can reach.
Keep the Top Cleaner Longer
Although this tip doesn’t have anything to do with “cleaning out” your refrigerator, it’s definitely worth mentioning. It’s great practice to keep your appliances clean on the outside and inside. Once you wipe the top is clean, buff it with a bit of paste wax. This helps to eliminate dirt and grease build up.
These are just five easy ways to clean out the fridge. Remember, you don’t have to do it all at once. Splitting the job up into two or three shorter sessions still yields the same results as one longer one. How you do it is totally up to you!