When it comes to preparing meals, we all want the best for our families. This means making sure we use the freshest ingredients.
But if you have a fridge that hasn’t been cleaned for a long time, it can reek and encourage the growth of mold as well as create the possibility of using ingredients that are unappetizing and unhealthy.
A clean fridge allows you to make healthy, superstar meals that your family will love.
Here are a few helpful tips for cleaning out your fridge:
1. Empty everything
Once you have decided to clean out your fridge, you may want to start with a clean slate. In order to accomplish this, you’ll want to take everything out. Make sure you group the items according to food type to assist in putting things back in an organized fashion.
2. Wipe the shelves and compartments
Using a mixture of dishwashing soap and water, give the interior of your fridge a good scrubbing. Follow through by wiping away any excess soap residue. If there are stubborn stains, you can mix the soap solution with baking soda and use a microfiber cloth to scrub it clean.
3. Defrost your freezer
If your freezer isn’t frost free, you’ll need to spend some time tackling this task. Defrosting the freezer of your fridge has to be the most difficult part of this chore, but there’s an easier way. Simply open your freezer and let the warm air melt the hard ice. Use a wooden spoon to get rid of frost. Make sure the drainage hose leads to a plastic tub so you don’t end up spending additional time mopping up!
4. Deodorize using baking soda
Before putting all the food back inside, make sure you leave an open tub of baking soda on the bottom of the fridge. This should eliminate any strong odors that still linger inside.
A cleaner fridge leads to a healthier home. Apply these steps and you won’t have to worry about cooking with unappetizing or unhealthy ingredients again.