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May 19, 2024

A Clean ‘n Easy Family Fridge

Leftovers, messy ketchup bottles, and yes, some things looking like science projects!  If you dread having to clean out your refrigerator, break it into 10-minute a day tasks until it’s clean.  

Here’s how:

 • Divide the fridge into numerous sections: The inside door; shelves (each shelf counts as one section); drawers; the outside of the fridge.

• Each day, assign 10 minutes to remove the food items from one section–wash the racks/shelves/drawers, all surrounding wall surfaces, toss expired food items and put everything back in a neat and organized manner. 

• For the outside of the fridge, do a deep clean on top of the fridge (removing anything placed there) and scrub down all sides.

• By keeping the sections to 7 or less, your refrigerator is thoroughly scrubbed and cleaned each and every week (in 10 minute daily chunks of time). Nice!

About the Author

Susan Day

Susan Day is the editor in chief of Cincinnati Family Magazine and a mother of four.