How to Clean Your Fridge and Eliminate Odours in 30 Minutes

Fridge and Eliminate Odours

Keeping your fridge clean and free from unpleasant odours doesn't need to be a day-long chore. With a quick and efficient 30-minute routine, you can not only clean your refrigerator but also eliminate fridge odours and organise it to improve air circulation and prevent future smells. 

Here’s how to get your fridge sparkling clean and smelling fresh in just half an hour.

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies (2 minutes)

Before you begin, gather all necessary cleaning supplies. You will need:

  • Disposable gloves
  • A sponge or microfiber cloth
  • A fridge odour eliminator
  • Baking soda
  • A trash bag for disposing of expired items

Step 2: Empty the Fridge (5 minutes)

Remove all items from your fridge. Place them on a counter or table so you can easily sort through them. As you remove items, quickly check expiration dates and throw away any spoiled or expired food into the trash bag.

Step 3: Remove and Soak Drawers and Shelves (5 minutes)

Take out any removable shelves, drawers, or bins. Fill your sink with warm water and a bit of dish soap, then let these components soak. If your sink isn’t large enough, use a tub or clean them with a damp cloth sprayed with your vinegar solution.

Step 4: Wipe Down the Interior (10 minutes)

While the components are soaking, spray the inside of the fridge with your solution. Pay special attention to any sticky spots or areas with spilled food. Wipe everything down with a sponge or cloth, starting from the top and working your way down to prevent drips on cleaned surfaces. Don’t forget the interior walls and the door seals, where crumbs and mould can hide.

Step 5: Clean and Replace Shelves and Drawers (5 minutes)

Scrub the shelves, drawers, and bins that have been soaking, rinse them thoroughly, and dry with a clean towel. Once dry, replace them in the fridge.

Step 6: Deodorize (1 minute)

To keep odours at bay, use My Care Plus Protect Fridge Odour Absorber, remove the white cap and place it at the back of the fridge. This is an excellent way to absorb unwanted smells without adding any scent.

Step 7: Organise and Restock (2 minutes)

Before putting food back into the fridge, quickly organise it to improve air circulation:

  • Keep taller items at the back and shorter items in front.
  • Leave some space between items to allow air to circulate freely.
  • Store fruits and vegetables in their designated drawers and avoid overcrowding.
  • Try using fridge organisers to make your items easy to find

Tips for Maintaining a Fresh Fridge

  • Regular Checks: Weekly, check for expired or spoiling food and remove it immediately. This prevents odours from building up and keeps your fridge smelling fresh.
  • Immediate Cleanup: If something spills in the fridge, clean it up right away to prevent odours from setting in.
  • Control Humidity: Use the humidity controls on your fridge’s produce drawers if available, and keep foods in airtight containers to manage moisture levels.

By following these steps, not only will you have a cleaner, more organised fridge, but you’ll also prevent future odours from taking over your kitchen. This quick routine is perfect for maintaining the hygiene and efficiency of your refrigerator without taking up much of your time.

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