When I read that I should be cleaning the inside of my fridge every 3 to 4 months my response was oops…..
It had definitely been awhile since our fridge had a good cleaning. And honestly the only reason it got cleaned recently was because my husband asked me to do it.
Being the good wife that I am (haha) I went ahead and did it for him.
It was disgusting.
When I actually pulled out the drawers I was embarrassed and thankful no one was here to witness the grossness of our fridge. Is grossness a word? Anyways it was gross.
But here is our fridge now. Clean, sanitized, and organized. Isn’t it lovely!
Nothing expired, nothing sticky on any surfaces, and everything is pretty much visible to prevent anything going to waste.
Hopefully this blog inspires or motivates you to clean out your fridge too.
Happy cleaning! Read below friends!
You Should Be Cleaning Your Fridge Every 3 months – 5 Tips To Get You Started
- Make The Time
The fridge gets put off from cleaning because it doesn’t feel like much of a priority. That’s okay to admit that. Other things feel way more important then cleaning your fridge. However this is also the home to your food that you put into your body.
Make the time. It really won’t take you too long to clean, unless it’s been awhile. And if you’re scared or dreading to really deep clean your fridge then that’s a sign that you really need to clean it. Skip the Netflix or social media for a little bit to get this done.
2. Make Everything As Visible As You Can
If you can rearrange your fridge to where just about everything is visible less things will go to waste in your fridge. Everything in your fridge will be taken advantage of and no more throwing things away because it was forgotten.
3. If You’re Going To Clean it, Then Clean It
Not only do you need to make the time but you need to take out those drawers and take it on full throttle. Clorox wipes work great! Some of those drawers though may require a good scrub in the sink with some soap and water.
Either way, clean it and be proud of your work.
4. If You Have Kids Place Your Healthy Snacks At Arms Reach
Doing this simple thing will encourage your kids to go for the healthier options when they are hungry vs. wanting the junk food.
5. Don’t Overstock It
There’s no need to overstock. Unless maybe you have a party or a get together coming up. If you continuously overstock your fridge it may lead to you throwing more food out then it actually getting eaten. And if you’re throwing away food then you’re really throwing away money.
As you can see everything is pretty visible. It’s not overstocked and I have my healthy snacks for the kids at the bottom.
On the inside of the door I have my little coffee area with iced coffee and creamers/syrup. The next holder is condiments and the next is jarred stuff like pickles, olives, jellies, salsa, etc. And the last holder (that’s not pictured) held a box of chicken broth and carrots for our horse.
In this little drawer I keep the deli meat, cheese, butter, hotdogs, etc in here. I keep the cheese hidden because if my girls can see it that’s all they want…..ALL.DAY. lol
When my daughters are hungry and open the fridge this is all they can reach. They love sweets and chips but this is the only food I have accessible to them.
Because……. iced coffee. I just need to buy caramel and whipped cream and it will be the perfect area for my iced coffee needs.
So there you have it! We do have another fridge in our sun room and in that we only keep drinks. Water, soda, my boxed wine lol.
I hope you feel inspired or motivated to clean your fridge now!!!
Happy cleaning folks!