If there is one place in your home that you must keep completely clean, that is your refrigerator. Though it might seem like a tedious task, a few helpful methods and quick routine clean ups can ease your load. It will also promote hygiene.
Why Is It Important to Clean Your Refrigerator?
When the food goes stale inside the fridge, it can spoil the fresh food too. This can result into the formation of fungus and bacteria. Sometimes, raw meat can also spread germs and infections. Thus, it is important to clean your refrigerator on a timely basis, especially if you have kids at home; they tend to open the fridge multiple times a day. In this article, we have compiled detailed tips and tricks to help you clean your fridge thoroughly.
Remove all the items from the refrigerator and throw away food that has gone bad or passed its expiry date. Don’t forget to unplug your refrigerator before starting to clean.
Ingredients to Keep Handy:
a) Dishwash gel
d) Cotton cloth
f) Lemon essential oil
g) Soft-bristled brush
h) Baking soda
i) Disinfectant spray
j) Kitchen Cleaner
Maintaining a Refrigerator Cleaning Schedule
A well set cleaning schedule helps keep your fridge clean and its contents healthy. You need not make a detailed plan; just a few reminders can be enough to keep you dedicated. If you want to be on top of your fridge cleaning regimen, plan it according to the tips given below:
Step 1: Daily Activities.
Grab a few minutes while cooking dinner to check for any spills in the fridge. Wipe it immediately. Also, disinfect your refrigerator door handles. To disinfect such high-touch surfaces like switches and door handles, you can use Domex Multi-Purpose Disinfectant Spray. It contains Sodium Hypochlorite, as recommended by leading health organisations, for disinfecting surfaces at home. Check pack to understand correct usage instructions. It safely kills germs on frequently touched surfaces in rooms and leaves behind a pleasant fragrance.
Step 2: Weekly Activities
Before you plan your weekly grocery shopping, we suggest you to sort out all the contents of your fridge. Throw out the food that is past its use-by-date (remember to recycle the packaging, if possible). If some items are still edible and you are not planning to use it, you could give it to the needy in order to avoid wastage.
Step 3: Less Frequent Activities
If possible, take the contents out of your refrigerator, including the removable parts such as the shelves and drawers, and give them a thorough clean up. You can also try to create a rota for cleaning different parts of the fridge over a month.
Step 4: Preventing Dirt
To prevent your fridge from attracting dirt, clean every jar or vessel before you keep it in
the fridge. You can simply use a damp cloth to clean these surfaces. If you find any stains on your jars, mix 2 tbsp. of baking soda in 2 tbsp. of water to form a paste. Take a sponge to rub this on the stain or over the entire surface. Then wipe away with a damp cloth.
Depending on the usage, you need to deep clean your fridge. We recommend at least once in 2 months.
To get rid of a foul odour from your fridge, keep an open dish with baking soda inside the refrigerator. The baking soda will absorb any strong smell.