Yikes!! I can’t believe I am showing you my dirty little secret, but yes my refrigerator was in need of a cleaning and purging something awful. This is something that should be done once a month so those strange science projects don’t start growing in the back of the fridge. Part of my problem is I buy so many things in the institutional size, because of all the kids I feed. Those huge containers take up lots of room and make the space look cluttered in no time, not to mention it looks like the cram method was used here.
I am lucky to have a fridge that most of the drawers and bins fit right into the dishwasher and that’s where they went for a good cleaning and sterilization. So while that was happening I checked the dates on all the products and pitched things that were expired and consolidated anything that we had 2 of open. I also wiped down all the jars and bottles. How does so much dust get into a fridge?
I also wiped down the inside of the fridge while it was bare of food, shelves, and drawers. I know this is not the most glamorous organizational spot but it is a space that needs to be done from time to time.
This task actually needs to be put on my monthly cleaning rotation of things to do. Living with all men doesn’t help matters they could care less if it was clean as long as there are things to eat. They would just push the science project aside and take out what they were looking for.
I can’t forget I also gave the outside a shinning, which is something I do often anyway. Guest see that part. LOL
Below is a printable Refrigerator Maintenance Check List, these are all things that need to be done or checked once a year, and a Monthly Printable Chore Chart you can use to manage your large monthly chores.