Keep your refrigerator clean and smelling fresh with these simple tips.
You will need
- Cooler with ice
- Bathtub or large tub
- Spray bottle
- Sponges and rags
- Airtight containers
- Vinegar (optional)
Step 1 Remove items Remove all items from your refrigerator, placing food and dairy products in a cooler if you’re worried about taking a long time.
Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning.
Step 2 Remove shelves Remove the drawers, shelves, and racks, and place them in the bathtub or large tub.
Step 3 Spray Spray the drawers, shelves, and racks with a solution of half water and half bleach. Let sit for 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
Vinegar can also be used instead of bleach. But be careful to not mix the two together.
Step 4 Clean the walls Clean the outside and inside of the refrigerator with a solution of half water and half white vinegar.
Step 5 Throw away spoiled food Throw away any food that is spoiled or past the expiration date.
Step 6 Wipe rims Wipe the rims of salad dressing, jam, and ketchup containers with warm water before putting them back in the refrigerator.
Step 7 Keep in airtight containers Keep leftovers in airtight containers. Clean spills right away before they become dry.
Step 8 Clean often Clean fridge every six to 12 months to keep it sparkling clean and mess-free.
Did You Know:
If bleach and ammonia are mixed together, dangerous toxic gases are produced.