Thankfully Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day is coming up on 15th November 2016, giving you a perfect excuse to get the wipes out and show your fridge a little love!
With the holidays just around the corner it is important to ensure your fridge is clean, tidy and has ample space for you to fit all of your festive foods. Like other kitchen appliances if you don’t treat them correctly then refrigerators can be a breeding ground for germs. It’s important to make sure you don’t let food go off, remember to close the door properly and clean your fridge out regularly. Why not celebrate Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day 2016 doing a deep clean and making sure it is at its best for the holiday season!
To get your fridge looking fabulous you are going to need a few things:
- Hot water
- Antibacterial wipes
- Paper towels
When cleaning out your refrigerator it is important to take it step by step to ensure that you don’t miss any stubborn germs. First turn off the fridge and empty it. Take your time and remove all the drawers, shelves and compartments that you can. One by one place them in your sink and wash them with hot soapy water. Once they have been scrubbed and rinsed allow them to dry naturally.
After the drawers and shelves it is time to tackle in fridge itself. You will need to wipe down the top, sides and bottom of the inside of your refrigerator. Give everywhere a good clean using antibacterial wipes. To avoid germs and mould spreading across your newly cleaned surfaces make sure you use some paper towels to dry the inside of the appliance.
Now your refrigerator is gleaming it’s time to put all of your food back. Take advantage of this situation and use it as an opportunity to throw out anything you no longer need. Check the sell by dates of the products, and make sure you are only putting items back that you are sure to use in the near future.
You can also use this cleaning to put a system into place that will help your food stay as fresh for as long as possible. Produce will go off soonest, so keep it in a separate drawer so it can’t effect other items. Place raw meats and dairy on the bottom shelves of your fridge, while on the top shelves keep foods like cooked meats, ready meals and drinks. Store condiments and preserves in the fridge door as these don’t need to be as cold as other items you keep in your fridge.
With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up it’s going to be hard to keep everything tidy, but hopefully these handy hints will help you maintain order, even during the festive season. Happy holidays!