I bet you thought we were finished cleaning the refrigerator didn’t you? Well, we’re almost there. I promise. Today is the last day!
Step 9 :: Clean Ignored Areas of the Refrigerator
Remember that we’re deep cleaning the kitchen this month. That means we’re cleaning and organizing areas that we usually ignore!
Now that the inside of your refrigerator and freezer are clean, you can keep it spic ‘n span by cleaning the refrigerator before every grocery store run. Today, though, we’re going to clean the ignored areas of the fridge. It will keep the refrigerator looking new and hopefully add to its useful life.
Clean areas of the refrigerator you usually ignore.
Top of the refrigerator.
It’s all too tempting to pile odds and ends on top of the refrigerator. Take this opportunity to clear unneeded papers, gadgets, randomness off the fridge and then give it a good scrubbing. I bet there’s quite a bit of dust up there!
Hinges and door frames.
I don’t know how it happens, but refrigerator hinges and door frames can get quite grimy. You’ll probably need an old toothbrush to reach the hinges but it will be worth it. Just spray with an all-purpose cleaner, give it a good scrub, and wipe the grime away. It really will make a big impact in the appearance of your appliance.
Dust and debris easily cling to the grate at the bottom of your refrigerator. Take the grate off the bottom of your refrigerator and give it a good scrub. You can use the sink but washing it in the bathtub will be super quick!
Under the refrigerator.
Once you take the grate off, you’ll most likely notice all the dust and debris hidden underneath your refrigerator. Roll the refrigerator out and vacuum, sweep and/or mop the floor.
Please note that you’ll want to be very careful moving this appliance by yourself. If you have linoleum flooring and a refrigerator that doesn’t easily move, you could rip the floor.
When I cleaned under my fridge, I found a couple of missing puzzle pieces and a magnet. My oldest son was happy because he had his toys back. I was happy because bugs wouldn’t be able to find a comfy home with lots of food under my refrigerator!
Tomorrow we’re moving on to another area of the kitchen! But, until then, I’d love to know, what did you find on or under your refrigerator?
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the clean and organized kitchen series!
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