There’s never ever a bad time to clean out your fridge. It only takes a few minutes to get rid of food that’s gone bad, wipe up sticky spills, and squash the odors that ensue. Here’s how!
Inside Your Fridge
Empty the contents of the entire fridge shelf by shelf, and toss anything that’s past its prime or you don’t use. Slide out the drawers and clean them with a sponge, warm water and liquid dish soap. Spray the empty shelves with a multi-surface spray and wipe down the walls and shelves. Using an old toothbrush is a great way to clean the nooks and crannies, too. When restocking, try putting the taller items in the back and the smaller items in the front so you can better see what’s in there! Place a small box of baking soda in the door or in the back of the fridge to keep odors at bay.
Outside Your Fridge
Unplug the fridge and slide a duster under the unit’s kick plate to remove dust build-up. Dip a soft cloth in warm water mixed with a mild dish detergent. Wipe the surface, rinse the cloth and wipe again. Dry it with a towel to prevent water spots.