How to Deep Clean Your Fridge

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Your refrigerator very well may be the hardest working appliance in your kitchen and yet it also very well may be the most neglected when it comes to cleaning. When is the last time you deep cleaned your fridge? A refrigerator doesn’t receive the attention it deserves. Regular deep cleaning of your fridge every 3 to 6 months ensures that it will be up to the task of storing food safely. A few simple steps done regularly should make thorough cleaning a more manageable job.

Refrigerator Cleaning

Give your fridge a good cleaning before you do your weekly shopping. Start by removing the food. Make sure your perishable items are placed in either an ice chest or a bag with ice. This is also a good time to rid the frig of outdated items and food that is no longer fresh.

When you break it down, there are tasks that should be considered more urgent and those tasks that can be performed on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis.

Urgent Cleaning

Some jars and containers get sloppy on the outside, keep them rinsed and wiped, along with spills as they happen, to prevent surfaces from getting sticky. Remove any soggy rotting lettuce or tomatoes from your crisper. This helps keep your fridge smelling and staying fresh between the more thorough cleaning jobs.

Weekly Cleaning

Once a week, quickly scan the fridge for food on the verge of rotting. Typically, the biggest culprits hide in the back. From daily use, they are shoved to the rear, forgotten about, and so begin to rot. Make a habit of clearing them out weekly.

Monthly Cleaning

No matter how much you check your fridge, there will be odours to deal with. A great way to absorb them is to include an open box of baking soda. It’s affordable and effective. After about 2 months switch out the box and pour the old box down the sink to keep it smelling fresh. Look at the shelves for any residue and wipe them down as needed.

Quarterly Cleaning

This is the time to give your fridge a more thorough deep cleaning. Here we provide you with a structured step-by-step process to ensure you won’t miss anything.

  • Purge! Remove all contents and get rid of anything old, or items you know you’ll never use.
  • Remove all the drawers or bins and wipe them down with soapy water.
  • Wipe down all the shelves and walls with soapy water.
  • Make sure to wipe everything down again to remove all the soap.
  • Then make sure that all internal surfaces are dry. You don’t want to leave the inside of your fridge wet.
  • Place a new box of baking soda in the back first.
  • Replace remaining contents back in the fridge and wipe down the outside with a non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaning product.

When it Comes to a Professional Deep Clean, Contact Cleaning4U

We know how to keep your kitchen, and other areas of your house, clean and free of bacteria. The fridge is one of those bigger cleaning jobs, but it is an important one. If you need our help, we’re the most convenient, safest, and most effective house cleaning service solution. When you hire Cleaning4U as your cleaning company, rest assured that we clean with only eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaning products to keep your family, and the environment, safe.

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