Do you have a weekly or monthly cleaning schedule? You should! And the perfect place to start is with your fridge for the sake of food safety because this is where foods are mostly stored and we wanted to make sure that we don’t have any spoiled or rotten food that may possibly contaminate everything you have in there that can cause health problems.
Also, maybe it’s time to re-organize your fridge and remove several items that could be cluttering the space. These tips will make your refrigerator look as neat and clean as the ones in movies and magazines.
– Start by taking everything out of your fridge throwing away any expired or rotten food as you go
– Next, remove all the shelves and doors wash them by hand
– While waiting for your shelves and doors to dry, clean the interior of the fridge with a natural solution of vinegar and water. Baking soda is helpful in removing stains.
– Once dried, place shelves and doors back and put baking soda at the back of the fridge to absorb odors
– Then, wipe down bottles, jars, and containers before returning them to the fridge
Depending on the type of food, there is a right part to place it in the fridge. The most important thing to keep in mind is temperature.
Depending on the type of refrigerator that you have, place your yogurt and other dairy products that can spoil easily on the coldest part which is usually at the bottom. Place seafood and raw meat as well at the coldest part but store them in a clear plastic bin to catch any unwanted drips and prevent contaminating the rest of the food. Be sure to always clean the bin often.
The drawers below the bottom are optimized for fruits and veggies. Just be sure to frequently check any produce that is beginning to rot.
The top shelf is a little warmer that’s why it is great for drinks, any leftovers and ready to eat foods like deli meats. Keep an eye on expiration dates. Finally, the door gets the most temperature variation so keep condiments here.
Cleaning may be a daunting task, but it’s all worth it. What other organization tips do you have?