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{Daily Task #6} Fridge Clean and Tidy


Task #6:

Today it’s time to clean and tidy the fridge.

Take everything out so you can see whats going on, clean everywhere, then add back all your food stuffs – voila!

 Daily Task 6 - Fridge Refresh© Photowitch |


My Tips and Advice:

Fridge LayoutDepending on time available, I either use antibacterial wipes to give everything a thorough clean, and then take off any excess damp with a tea towel to finish – OR I have hot soapy water with a little bicarb in it (the bicarb will help to neutralise odours).

I take out each shelf and clean, and also the trays in the side of the fridge and the tubs at the bottom – give everything a good clean.

A good tip to remember is to wipe around the plastic door seal – all around the fridge door – as this hides many crumbs and bits of food.

Also take this opportunity to sort through whats been in the fridge – so you don’t have anything lurking there (!). Throw away anything past its best, and past its use by date – and only put back whats good and what will be eaten.

Lastly – think about where to put your food in the fridge as well. As a rule, always have cooked foods above raw foods (in case of drips etc…).

I use the shelves as you can see in the picture here – pretty self explanatory really!

What I would like to point out as its something that works really well – is that we have used plastic containers on some of the shelves to contain similar foods together that would otherwise get cluttered quickly – so my daughters yoghurts and smoothies are in a tub on the top shelf, and all our cheeses are in a tub further down.

This is great as we can simply pull it out and find exactly what we want – so nothings lost at the back.

Inspiration from around the web

How to clean a fridge from Wikipedia – CLICK HERE - I love housework. Especially cleaning out the fridge.


How did you get on?

I’d love to know!  –  Why not write a comment below….


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6 Responses to {Daily Task #6} Fridge Clean and Tidy

  1. rachel Feb 9, 2015 at 7:44 am #

    One of the reasons I miss my cleaner (she only came once every 5-6 weeks, but still) is that she cleaned out the fridge every time. I’m going to get on this first thing this morning.

    • Chrissy Halton Feb 9, 2015 at 1:53 pm #

      Hi Rachel – love that you had a cleaner but only every 5-6 weeks, as this shows that you can get one as and when you need it instead of having them every week – and getting them to do the tasks that you simply don’t like or don’t have time to do is key. Hope that your fridge clean went well…. x

  2. our website Feb 2, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

    The rubber door seal or gasket also needs to be cleaned thoroughly to stop it becoming a breeding ground for bacteria. You may find it easier to do this with an old toothbrush.

    Best regards! Silver Town Carpet Cleaners Ltd.

    • Chrissy Halton Feb 3, 2015 at 10:44 pm #

      Thanks for the tip!

  3. Jan 19, 2015 at 3:24 pm #

    Your refrigerator looks amazing! It is so well organized! I work a lot and I have no a lot of time for cleaning but I hope that this weekend I will find some time to reorganize the fridge. Wish me luck!

    • Chrissy Halton Jan 20, 2015 at 12:56 pm #

      Good luck Joddy! x

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