How to put the refrigerator in order: step-by-step instructions that will make life much easier

Properly organized space will help keep food fresh for a long time. Source: Created with the help of AI

A refrigerator that has become stale can be a serious problem. It may not be enough to simply throw the spoiled food out of it as you'll have to unplug the device and thoroughly clean it from the inside.

What detergent should you choose in this case? After all, it is important that it not only cleans the surfaces but also neutralizes all foreign odors. Experts say that baking soda will work perfectly here. OBOZ.UA tells you how to clean the refrigerator compartment with it to achieve maximum cleanliness. And how to keep it clean for a long time.

What is the best way to clean the refrigerator

Start by preparing a cleaning solution. To do this, dissolve a full tablespoon of baking soda in a liter of warm water. Use this solution to wipe down the walls, shelves, and door. Use a microfiber cloth to apply the baking soda solution: its properties will distribute the product evenly and wipe away any typical refrigerator dirt. There is no need to rinse off the product, it is absolutely safe for food.

When you're done cleaning, you can also leave an open bowl of baking soda in the fridge to remove any odors. If you keep this bowl in the appliance at all times, it will work as a deodorizer. The main thing is to change the baking soda in time for fresh. Usually, one serving remains effective for three months.

The best way to clean the inside of the refrigerator and keep it clean longer

To ensure that you don't miss a single stain in the refrigerator compartment and then keep it clean and fresh for a long time, you should follow a 10-step cleaning system. It may sound complicated, but if you follow the steps consistently, you'll even reduce the amount of effort required.

Step 1

Take everything out of the fridge. Throw away spoiled and expired food and wash dirty food.

Step 2

Wipe all surfaces of the refrigerator with a warm soda solution, not forgetting the door shelves and compartments. Let the liquid dry and replace all the shelves.

Step 3

Sort the food again. Some of them have no place in the refrigerator at all. Send them to the proper storage.

Step 4

If you use different sauces and condiments infrequently and they go bad, divide them into portions and freeze them. This way, they won't take up space in the refrigerator and will be ready to use for a very long time. You just need to take out a portion and defrost it.

Step 5

Organize food storage properly. Put perishable items at eye level to serve as a visual reminder to use them up in time.

Step 6

Put herbs, vegetables, and fruits in the appropriate drawer. The microclimate in this compartment will help them stay fresh longer. Place harder fruits on the bottom and tender herbs and leafy vegetables on top.

Step 7

Divide the refrigerator compartment into separate storage areas. Keep milk, meat, eggs, etc. together. Follow your refrigerator's instructions to determine the best place for each type of food.

Step 8

If possible, do not hide food in the back of the cavity and put everything on the front edge of the cavity. This way you won't forget anything.

Step 9

Buy only what you really need. If you need some exotic foods for one dish, take only the necessary quantities. That way, the extra food in your fridge won't go bad.

Step 10

Keep large and bulky foods, such as watermelon, cut up in a tightly closed container. Cut them up as soon as you bring them home. This simplifies the use of such products, and they also take up less space in the refrigerator when packaged in this way.

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