The refrigerator is arguably one of the most used appliances within the home. Unlike most other appliances, it’s seldom given some rest. Additionally it is mostly subjected to spills and a variety of odors given that it is used to store liquids and consumables. Since the fridge is where we store our food, it is imperative that we clean it regularly.
Cleaning firms may put focus on refrigerators if you hire their services. But note that all their maid services come with a price. So, if you wish to save on a few bucks and have clean refrigerator always, it is better to go the DIY method. Here are some tips on how best to clean the insides of your fridge without taking too much time and without spending too much.
Clear the Refrigerator of Contents
The first step of cleaning the refrigerator interior is to take out all of its contents, be it vegetables, water, or whatnot. Make sure to put food contents onto a clean place so as not to contaminate some of it with any types of illness-causing organisms. Likewise, remove all of the refrigerator shelves and drawers.
Wash and Rinse
Soak the refrigerator shelves and drawers in soap and water. Leave for a few minutes while you clean the corners and crevices of your appliance. Take special attention to corners and cracks and make sure you wipe out all signs of molds or dirt that may have started forming on the refrigerator walls.
If there are stubborn stains, use baking soda to remove them.
If you have hired professional cleaning services before, you may have noticed that they used a particular sort of cleaning agent for cleaning refrigerators. If you’re ever likely to use such cleaning implements, make sure you carefully follow the directions that come with the item. Some of those cleaning products may have chemicals that are harmful not only to the refrigerator but to your family’s health as well.
Using bleach and other types of disinfectants should not be utilized in cleaning the insides of a refrigerator. Only use products that are especially formulated for refrigerator cleaning. Even better, use only natural cleaning ingredients, such as baking soda.
Cleaning the refrigerator yourself can greatly save you a couple of bucks, which may be more than a few hundreds if you employ hourly maid services. If you don’t have ample time to do the cleaning, however, you can always seek the support of professionals.