how-to-clean-a-refrigeratorWhile the refrigerator is used often, most people don’t make it a weekly task to clean out old food or wipe it down. To have a fresh smelling, organized refrigerator follow the steps below.

Supplies: Coil Brush, Trash Bag, Recycle Bin, Dry Cloth, Multi-Purpose Cleaner

STEP 1

Unplug the refrigerator and slide a coil brush underneath to remove built up dust.

STEP 2

Empty everything out and throw away any expired food. If you have any glass or plastic containers, clean them out and recycle them if you can.

STEP 3

Remove all the drawers and scrub them out with warm, soapy water. Let the drawers air dry or pat them down with a dry cloth. Make sure to get them completely dry before putting them back in the refrigerator.

STEP 4

Spray and clean the inside of the refrigerator with a multi-purpose cleaner. Get into the nooks and crannies to get rid of all of the crumbs and sticky spots.

STEP 5

Plug the refrigerator back in, put the drawers back and return the food. Make sure to give a final wipe down to any jars or bottles.

STEP 6

Place a small box of baking soda inside to help reduce odors.

STEP 7

Wipe down the exterior.