Spring Cleaning – The Refrigerator

March 19, 2010 by  

Organizing Your Refrigerator

Organizer your Refrigerator

Organizer your Refrigerator

Do you open your refrigerator and see something like this? Or does it look worse? Old food, expired left overs that the lids have popped off of. Several containers of cream cheese because you forgot you had some in the back?

Your refrigerator can breed all kinds of things!  It is just like anything else….it needs to be kept up.

To Organize and Spring Clean your Refrigerator:

1) Take everything out of your refrigerator.

2) Pull out the shelves and wash them with warm soapy water.  Pull out the drawers and do the same. You can also use vinegar to clean.

3) Be sure to wipe down the walls of the inside of the refrigerator.

4) Go through all your food. Throw out anything expired.

5) You can adjust your shelves so that they work best for you. Maybe you need some shelves that taller items (milk, bottle of wine or pop) can fit in. Some others can be a smaller space between the shelves for things like eggs, cream cheese or dips.

6) I like to put my condiments, salad dressings, mustard, ketchup etc in the door.

7) Keep your lunch meats, cheese etc in drawer. Be sure to keep them covered with plastic bags or plastic ware to keep fresh.

8) Try to keep like items together.

9) Clean the outside and top of the refrigerator before you are finished.

10) If you like your children’s pictures or artwork on the outside of your refrigerator…..I suggest one magnet with either a picture of them or one piece of their artwork only. It will seem much more special if there is one item per child and you notice it rather than a bunch of stuff that is all cluttered.

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8 Responses to “Spring Cleaning – The Refrigerator”
  1. Condo Blues says:

    I like a organized refrigerator too. I keep condiments on the door but they flopped all over the place, especially my Husband’s 10 thousand bottles of hot sauce. I solved the problem by putting the condiments in empty cardboard 6 pack holders on the door shelves – no more flopping around when the door opens and closes! I have condiment packets in a small empty butter tub in the meat crisper. Now that they are all in one spot I can finally find them to use them!

  2. Sandy says:

    Thanks for the ideas!!

  3. Amy says:

    I try to keep up with my fridge. It can get away from me way too easily. I think that it is time for me to give it a good cleaning. Thanks for the motivation. :-) Stopping by from Real Life Sarah’s Blog!

  4. krissy knox says:

    I keep my refrigerator clean. Instead of “Spring Cleaning” once a year or once a quarter, I clean about once a week. If I know I’m going to the store that day, I clean the refrigerator out that morning, getting rid of all outdated food and leftovers. That way nothing fresh gets mixed in with anything unfresh. I even try to do it daily if possible…

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  5. brian says:

    I have to do this! @briandav

  6. Lois says:

    I clean fridge weekly night before trash pickup.

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