4 Tips to Clean Your Fridge

With our tips to clean your fridge, you can give it the attention it deserves!

The kitchen is the heart of the home which means it gets cleaned frequently. It’s easy to remember to clean visible areas like the stove, counters, and floors but the fridge is often forgotten. Did you know it’s recommended that you clean your fridge every 3-6 months? It helps get rid of and prevent build up inside. Since the fridge is at the heart of food storage, no wonder it needs to be cleaned 2-4 times a year!

Use our 4 tips to clean your fridge to keep it clean and organized!

Plan Ahead

Planning ahead will make everything go smoother. Once you have a set day to deep clean your fridge consider the following:

  • Clean the fridge before your weekly shopping trip. This way you will have less food to clear out the fridge.
  • Have a place where you can keep dairy products, meat, and other perishable items cool while you clean the inside of the fridge.

One Shelf at a Time

Working on one shelf at a time allows you to take out a small section of items and worry less about perishables. One shelf at a time is often the best option if you don’t have a lot of counter space or an extra cooler or fridge to keep perishable items. The task of cleaning your fridge will also feel less overwhelming when broken up into sections.

Make sure to throw away any expired or spoiled food while you’re at it.

Cleaning Products

You don’t need any fancy cleaning products when it comes to cleaning your fridge. Use a spray solution of vinegar and water, or some dish soap and water to wipe everything down. Just dry and replace all the compartments. For any food stuck in small cracks, grab a toothpick to easily remove it.

Useful Tips for Fridge Organization and Storage

  • Prioritize foods you reach for the most and place them at the front.
  • Do not place packaging or food against the walls of the refrigerator. 
  • Don’t place uncovered food directly on the fridge shelves.
  • Store items according to expiration dates with items expiring soon at the front.
  • If you have young children, store snacks at eye level so they can grab and go without making a mess.
  • Keep milk on the bottom shelf where it’s the coldest and eggs in their original carton on middle or top shelves so you have consistent temperatures.
  • Place condiments, butters, soft cheeses, and juices in the fridge door.
  • To organize further you can put items in groups and place them in clear containers.

Let us know which tips to clean your fridge were helpful for you! If you’re looking for someone else to clean your fridge, ask about adding on a fridge cleaning to your next visit.