Clean your fridge

What’s alive in your fridge?

How does your fridge look by the end of the week? I do most of my grocery shopping on the weekends. There’s more time, we can hit the supermarket while many are still eating breakfast and how wonderful is it to re-stock the fridge. Plenty of healthy food and yes, some naughty snacks are most often found on weekends, too.

While we all fill our fridge throughout the week, who of us actually cleans it? Here are my top 6 tips for a clean fridge.

  1. Remove everything from your fridge. Put all the food on your kitchen counter, on a table or better in a cooler. Also remove the shelves and door insets.
  2. Clean the shelves and door insets with hot water with some washing up liquid or baking soda. If you have any sticky spills, let the shelves and insets soak in the sink first. It makes cleaning so much easier.
  3. Clean the inside walls. Use warm water, dampen a cloth and add some washing up liquid. Wipe along all indoor walls.
  4. Don’t forget to clean the outside. The door handle of your fridge is used how many times by how many people in your home? Yup, that’s why you want to clean it!
  5. Check the expiry date for all items you’re putting back. Throw out anything expired or mouldy. If you know no one in your home will eat it, do you want to keep it?
  6. Store food at its appropriate level. Keep fresh produce at the bottom of the fridge, where the air is cooler.

Cleaning your fridge may take 15 to 20 minutes only. Cleaning your fridge not only ensures you keep only food still safe to eat for you and family. Did you know that a clean fridge also helps keeping your food fresh for longer?

So what are you waiting for? Enlist your family and spend these 15-20 minutes cleaning your fridge. You’d be surprised how great it will feel!

Until next time,

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