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Deep Clean and Organize Your Refrigerator in Under 30 Minutes

Deep Clean and Organize Your Refrigerator in Under 30 Minutes

Very few people like the task of deep cleaning their refrigerator, but it is a necessary task that you must frequently do. Following some simple tips can help you complete the chore efficiently. 

Gather Your Supplies

You need sturdy trash bags when you start cleaning out your refrigerator. You will also need a cooler to keep the cold stuff in, so it does not spoil while you are cleaning. You need paper towels or a microfiber cloth to wipe down dirty surfaces. Cut down on the time it takes you to clean some items by filling your kitchen sink or bathtub with hot soapy water. You will also need an old toothbrush and hydrogen peroxide or your favorite cleaning agent. 

Remove Everything

While you may be tempted to leave some things in your refrigerator, it is much more efficient to remove everything. Place the items that need to stay cool in the cooler. Discard items that you do not want to keep. Freeze as much as possible as keeping your freezer tightly packed helps your refrigerator run more efficiently. You should also remove any removable shelves and drawers. Place them where they can soak while you are completing other tasks. Spray the area where the bins and shelves typically are located with hydrogen peroxide or your favorite all-purpose cleaner. Use the toothbrush to remove grime and buildup from hard-to-reach areas. 

Return Shelves and Drawers

Once you have scrubbed the shelves and drawers in the hot soapy water, then put them back in the refrigerator. Adjust the racks based on the needs of your family and your upcoming activities. 

Organize Food

You have now finished the grossest part of cleaning the refrigerator, so you are ready to start putting your food back inside. Consider using plastic bins with labels to keep like items together inside your fridge. As you are putting the things in the refrigerator, make sure to wipe their outside surfaces. Make sure to check your condiments for duplicates and combine when possible. Place items that need to stay super cold in the middle of your refrigerator as this area remains cooler than the outside edges. Always place any uncooked meat on a plate or tray and put it on the bottom shelf to avoid cross-contamination. Lining your drawers can help keep them cleaner. You should separate high-moisture fruits and vegetables to keep them good longer. 

When you choose the Garden District Apartment Homes when searching for apartments for rent in Simpsonville, SC keeping your refrigerator clean is easier because of the stainless steel appliances. To clean the outside, use water to clean it. Then, wipe the exterior with oil to make it shine. These apartments for rent in Simpsonville, SC have been well maintained, so you will find everything more straightforward to clean than in older complexes. Call today to schedule a tour of these beautiful apartments.