WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE, STINKY FRIDGE SYNDROME. LIFE GETS CRAZY, WE DON’T ALWAYS HAVE TIME TO KEEP ON TOP OF IT ALL.
Start by removing all items that can be composted, and get to it!
If you’re doing a deep clean on your fridge it’s best to remove all items. You can shut your fridge off while you do this.
Clean with a paste of baking soda and water OR-
Clean with baking soda and lemon (or vinegar) I find it’s easiest to sprinkle some baking soda around the fridge and let it sit while you prepare a spray bottle of equal parts water and either lemon juice or vinegar.
Once you spray this on the baking soda it’ll start fizzing and cleaning! Scrub & then rinse with warm water.
I also like to make deodorizing fridge deodorizers / refreshers.
Deodorizing fridge refreshers are so quick and simple to make and they work fantastically.
You can always just use a box of baking soda but this way is a little more fun and in my opinion much more effective.
- 4tbs Baking soda
- 2 tbs water
- A few drops Essential oils (I used Peppermint & Tea Tree for one mix, and Lemon for another.)
Mix in a bowl with a fork.
The mixture will look similar to dough or wet sand. Add to a mold or muffin tin. Now this is the annoying part, – they take a day or two to dry completely.
Alternatively you can mix equal parts baking soda and coffee grounds in an open container and place in the fridge. I usually do this with one of the deodorizer cubes in the center. No more stinky fridge! ^_^
If you make multiple refresher cubes at once, you can keep them in an airtight jar or baggy in the freezer until you are ready for them.
These also work wonderful in the pantry or under the sink to keep things fresh. They can basically be placed anywhere that needs some “de-stinking”. It’s best to keep them in a small bowl or dish so if they start to crumble, they won’t make a mess.
HAPPY CLEANING! ❤