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Today it's all about fridge organization!

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Posted by: The We Love Wipes Team on Nov 10 2016
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It’s easy to forget about fridges but leave them for too long and they will begin to start looking grubby.

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
- Soap
- Antibacterial wipes
- Sponge
- 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!

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Great tips to clean and keep clean my refrigerator!
Mon November 21 2016
When my onions began to grow - I knew the time had come to evict items long past their prime. A total bacterial cleanse was also in order. Imagine the feeling of clean success you will feel.
Sun November 20 2016
This is great, my fridge is looking pretty grubby right now, going to give this a go!
Sun November 20 2016
Great tips. So glad I read them.
Sun November 20 2016
Great tips. I love the idea of taking time to go through and toss those mostly empty jars and bottles. And how long has that salad dressing been in there?
Sun November 20 2016
Thanks for the hints for cleaning out the fridge. Mine is due for a good cleaning so thanks for reminding me.
Sat November 19 2016
Thanks for the tips.
Fri November 18 2016
Nice Tips
Fri November 18 2016
I always put my raw meats in a bowl or baking dish to prevent leakage.
Fri November 18 2016
These are great Tips, thanks for the tips.
Thu November 17 2016
Removing everything is the hardest part!
Wed November 16 2016
I find it difficult to take the time for a thorough cleaning of the fridge. But I do use antibacterial wipes constantly, which delays the inevitable total cleaning.
Tue November 15 2016
These are great tips-thanks!
Tue November 15 2016
Thanks for the tips
Tue November 15 2016
I think that the idea of placing raw meats at the bottom is a great idea!
Tue November 15 2016
Thanks for the tips .. I am going to try the wipes.
Tue November 15 2016
I like the suggestions on shelf organization after the cleaning has been done. I usually do this except I forget to use the antibacterial wipes and allow it to air dry.
Mon November 14 2016
I have a clearout everyweek of "bits" that I saved for later which are not used -
Mon November 14 2016
My fridge is never big enough for the holidays. I may break down and buy a small one for my garage.
Mon November 14 2016