Keeping your refrigerator clean and organized can be tough, especially since you have to fit so much into such a small space. This post is packed with information showing how to clean and organize your refrigerator so it’s easier to keep clean, find what you need, meal plan and pack lunches!
Today is Day 7 of the 30 Day Cleaning and Organizing Challenge, and it’s all about the fridge today! If you haven’t joined our challenge, you can read all about it HERE and start at the beginning and follow along each day or go at your own pace! There is more information about the cleaning challenge at the end of this post too :)
How to Clean Your Refrigerator
Cleaning your refrigerator seems like a daunting task, but it can actually be pretty therapeutic and doesn’t take a ton of time. The first thing you need to do is take everything out. I like to make three different piles when cleaning out my refrigerator.
- packaged foods like condiments and ready made foods
- fresh fruits and vegetables
- outdated and expired food items (including condiments)
Once this is done, it will be easier to put things away after you clean your refrigerator. Check out my post showing How to Deep Clean a Refrigerator in 15 Minutes HERE to get your refrigerator clean, then come back for refrigerator organization and how to clean the outside of your refrigerator and keep it smudge free!
How to Organize Your Refrigerator
I like to break things up in my refrigerator so meal planning, cooking and lunch packing are easy. It’s so much easier to do these things when you can see everything your have in your refrigerator, and that can be tough because things are typically stacked in front of other things. Check out THIS post showing How to Organize Your Refrigerator to see exactly how I organize my fridge so I always know exactly what I have on hand!
How to Clean a Stainless Steel Refrigerator
If you have a stainless steel refrigerator like I do, then you know it can be a real pain to keep it clean. You only need some vinegar and olive oil to clean, then shine your refrigerator to get it clean then keep it from smudging easily. Check out my post on How to Clean and Keep Your Stainless Steel Refrigerator and Keep it Smudge Free HERE!
30 DAY CLEANING AND ORGANIZING CHALLENGE
If you would like to join my 30 Day Cleaning and Organizing Challenge, you can find the free 30 Day Cleaning Challenge Printable HERE along with links to the first 9 day’s tasks to get you started!