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4 Keys to a Clean and Organized Refrigerator

Keeping a clean fridge is very good and healthy for your family. When I visited my son in Los Angeles, I found out that the refrigerator in his home was really old. Old not because it was like 10 years old, NO! It was old because it was really untidy and unattractive. So, I decided to spring into action as a mother. I tried all sorts of ways to get rid of stains and smells and after about 4 hours, I was successfully finished.

The key to a clean and organized refrigerator is by constantly cleaning it. Not just cleaning it the normal way, but by applying tips and tricks to have a better cooling system. Below are some of the ways I successfully helped my son keep his refrigerator clean and organized.

Cleaning with Vinegar

Cleaning with Vinegar
One of the key ways in cleaning out your fridge is by using vinegar. Vinegar helps keep the surface of your refrigerator very clean while getting rid of smells. When I was cleaning my son’s fridge, I used boiled water (two cups), a cup of vinegar (probably white) and lemon essential oil (like 15 drops). You can mix all this in a spray bottle so it can be easy to apply when cleaning.

I Remove all the crispers then sprayed the mixture inside the fridge. I allowed this to sit for minutes, then I wiped the whole surface with a wet cloth. You can also do the same thing for the crispers and the shelves. Yes, I can take help from professionals, but I want to do it myself. You can contact and use Simply Maid here for getting your cleaning work done.

Setting the right temperature

Setting the right temperature
I found out about this when my son’s old freezer died. Refrigerators lasts longer if you set the right temperatures. Not does it last longer but your foods would come out probably fresher than the last settings you were using. The U.S. food and drug administration recommends certain temperatures for both refrigerators and deep freezers. They advised that your refrigerator is to be kept at a temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit while your freezers be always kept below 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

Using the crispers well enough

Using the crispers well enough
When going through the manual of your refrigerator, you will find out that the crispers have different settings for different types of foods. The crisper lets you set high-humidity for foods sensitive to loss of moisture and ethylene gas. These types of foods/fruits are:

  •  Cabbage
  •  Peppers
  •  Oranges
  •  Straw berries
  •  Watermelon

The low-humidity settings allow you to perfectly store foods that are not sensitive to moisture. These may include:

  •  Mangoes
  •  Plantains
  •  Apples
  •  Figs etc.

Making use of baskets to organize

Making use of baskets to organize
When I finished cleaning up my son’s refrigerator, I made sure I went shopping to help him get baskets to organize stuffs. These can be called organizer baskets. They are small and can be used to hold refrigerated products in an organized manner.
They can hold eggs, condiments and some other smaller products. I used these baskets to organize the smaller items in the fridge, then showed him how to organize and replace them back when he finishes using it. His refrigerator now stays organized and effective than ever.