Scrubbing Your Refrigerator from Top to Bottom


No one likes to scrub the refrigerator, but did you know that the more often you clean it the less your chances of getting mold. Plus cleaning your refrigerator every month, makes it that much easier to clean the next month.

Now the first thing that you need to do is take all of the food out of the freezer and place it either in the sink or on the counter, on which you have placed a towel, so the food doesn’t leak all over the place. Now you can take a hot, soapy rag and wipe down the whole freezer. When you are done, take some pure white vinegar and wipe down the inside again. This will help prevent the growth of mold, mildew, and other bacteria. Something that will help with odor is a box of baking soda. Just cut half of the top of the box off and stick it in the back of the freezer. The baking soda box should last a few months, then be changed. Now you are ready to put all of the food back into your freezer. And you can organize your freezer so you can see the contents more easily.

You can now move onto the refrigerator part. Start by repeating the process similar to the freezer, emptying the food out and placing it onto the counter. Next take all of the shelves and drawers out of your refrigerator and place them in the sink. Take a hot soapy rag and wipe them all down very well. Then take the pure white vinegar and wipe them all down again. After you are finished with the shelves and drawers, you can start on the inside of the refrigerator. Wipe down the inside door, back, and sides with hot soapy water, then with the pure white vinegar, just as you did the freezer, shelves, and drawers. When you are finished take another box of baking soda and do the same thing by cutting off the top half of the box and placing it in the back of your refrigerator. Next you can put all of your food back in.

One tip that can help is: go through all of the foods before you put them back into the refrigerator, because this might be one area where odor can occur. Now that everything is put back in order, you can finish by taking your hot soapy rag and wiping down the entire outside of the refrigerator. Now you can go relax and you won’t have to worry about your refrigerator until next month.

Updated: January 3, 2020 — 6:58 am

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