When was the last time you did a good and honest deep cleaning of your fridge? Now, we are not just talking about a simple chucking of the expired items and wiping down of the shelves—sanitizing a fridge is much more serious than that!
Because even we are sometimes guilty of letting our beloved ice box become grimier than it should, we are sharing some of our absolute favorite fridge cleaning tips via the domestic virtuoso herself, YouTuber Kathryn with Do It On a Dime. If you are a fan of hers, then you know she always has some expert advice to spread!
Here are a few of our favorite fridge cleaning hacks…
Timing is key
Our host says that, first and foremost, fridge cleaning should be done when you are just starting to run low on groceries—an emptier ice box will definitely help you save precious unloading and reloading time.
Also, Kathryn recommends waiting until AFTER you host a holiday event or house party to work on getting rid of that grime, as piled-up leftovers and sloppy guests tend to do the most damage. Makes sense!
Conquer those crumbsDo It On a Dime
It may sound wacky, but the easiest and fastest way to get rid of loose crumbs and debris in your freezer and fridge is by grabbing your vacuum and twisting on the hose attachment. From there, simply suction up all of the stubborn particles that may have fallen into those hard-to-reach crevices.
Once you’re finished, use an ordinary dish rag or microfiber cloth to wipe away any sticky parts your vacuum may have missed. Genius!
Give those drawers a deep clean
Let’s face it, you are never going to achieve that germ-free fridge that you’ve been dreaming about if you don’t remove those drawers first! Sure, it may be a bit of a pain, but it’s the only way you can ensure you’ve removed every spot.
After you’ve taken those sliders out, bring them out to your driveway, or a concrete area where you have access to a hose. From there, simply drop a bit of dish soap in each drawer and lightly scrub away!
Pro tip: if you live in an apartment and don’t have easy access to a hose, you can do this just as easily in your bathtub.
If you happen to have a lot of glass in your fridge, then Kathryn recommends keeping the drawers in and sprinkling on a bit of baking soda or vinegar to help wipe away the gnarliest stains. Sure, it may require a bit more stretching than the alternative, but the results should be just as stunning.
See, cleaning your fridge doesn’t have to be a laborious process. To get the full tutorial, as well as some awesome bonus organizing hacks, be sure to watch Do It On a Dime’s video below. We can’t wait to try this cleaning technique out for ourselves!
What do you think of Kathryn’s fridge cleaning process? How do you keep your fridge clean? What products do you use?