Clean out yo' fridge!
That’s right, a change is coming! I would recommend deep cleaning your fridge once a month. A thorough cleaning – defined as emptying out the fridge, cleaning out the interior surfaces, removing the bins and shelves, and washing and drying them. Using a soft sponge, wipe down all surfaces with a solution of 2 cups water and 2 tablespoons baking (bicarbonate) soda; paying close attention to the door seals. Rinse then dry with a clean towel.
Now, of course I understand that this process could keep you from watching Basketball Wives as it could take anywhere between 20 minutes and…well, I don’t know how dirty your fridge is…but here are a few things you can do in between cleansing to expedite the monthly deep clean process:
© Keep your fridge at a cool 40 degrees, but not 33 degrees.
©Wipe down condiment jars after each use.
©Clean up spills immediately
©Wipe down shelves and hanging shelves once a week with Clorox wipes.
©Keep fresh fruit and meat no longer than one week.
©Place a box of baking soda in the bottom left shelf of the fridge door.
©Before taking the trash to the garbage, check the fridge for expiration dates.
©Buy what you need! If the item has a coupon for BOGO, but it can’t be frozen, buy the 1!
So, how often do you clean your fridge?
Sources: Improving your world; GetEmGirls; BoomerSurvive; About.com