|A peak inside my over-stuffed Fridge|
Clear a counter or your table to place items from your fridge as you go.
I use the shelf by shelf cleaning method, starting at the top and working my way down to the drawers.
Take everything off top shelf. If shelf isn’t really dirty, you can wipe with a sponge dipped in the soapy water. If there are spills; place shelf in the sink to soak for a couple of minutes.
While shelf is soaking, check the contents of the shelf you just cleared setting aside items that are past their prime, almost empty etc. Don’t throw them away or recycle now. We’ll be making a shopping list later.
Wash, rinse and dry top shelf, put back in the fridge. Now you can replace the good items on the shelf. I usually place my taller items on my top shelf and fill the side areas first when possible.
Continue these steps as you work on each shelf of your fridge.
Wipe the sides of fridge with warm soapy water as you work your way down the frig.
Once shelves are done, it’s time to tackle the drawers, which are usually the hardest to clean because we’ve allowed produce to stay past their peak.
Take the whole drawer out and place on counter or table. Toss old produce and liners. Place drawer in soapy water if your sink is large enough. If not, wash drawer on counter closest to sink.
Wipe the shelf, bottom and side areas where the drawers were.
Dry drawers and line with fresh paper towels or fridge liner pads if you own them.
Now start on the door, the treasure trove of condiments and salad dressings in my home.
Again, check expiration dates on products, setting aside any past that date or almost empty bottles.