Tackling tasks in the Weekly Household Planner:
Clean the outside of refrigerator
I love that I can keep my refrigerator clean by doing just a bit each week rather than a huge overhaul. Although, there are certain times when taking it all out and going through items is necessary, taking a shelf at a time and/or the outside is perfect for a cleaning routine.
This week you just have the outside of the refrigerator to clean. It is also a good time to clean up any items that are posted on the frig. Since I have a three year old who loves showing off his work, my refrigerator often gets cluttered with his wonderful projects from home and school. It is a good time to decide what is being kept and file those away as well as clear excess magnets, papers, lists, etc.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind with regard to keeping your refrigerator clean and things running smoothly.
- Keep a box of baking soda in both your refrigerator and freezer, remember to change it every 6 months or so.
- Using clear containers for food storage is helpful for quickly seeing what’s inside – especially when you have younger kids in the house. Left-overs are more often eaten – I know this from personal experience! I have been converting all my plastic containers that have gotten stained or you cannot see through to glass containers with lids. I especially watch on amazon for these sets to go on sale, I recently got a set of 3 glass containers with lids from Kohl’s for only $7.88!
- Check the temperature setting regularly in both your refrigerator and freezer. You will do better if you try to keep them set at the manufacturer’s recommended settings.
- Have a spray bottle handy (I keep mine under the sink) with your favorite cleaner so you can quickly zap any spills or splatters and wipe them up. I just got my Thieves Household Cleaner in my Essential Rewards order this month and mixed up 1 T with some water in a spray bottle I bought at the dollar store. I love the smell; it combines both Thieves, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Rosemary and Cinnamon Bark essential oils.
I will be talking more on this soon, Thieves has made a huge difference in the state of our health in the past 3 months, most recently with my daughter who was diagnosed with Shingles.
What tip do you have for keeping things fresh in your frig?
What a great bundle this week!! Gardening – I can’t wait to dig into these books and learn some tips to help me save money while having fun raising my own items to use in my kitchen.
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