How to Clean Out Your Fridge

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Are you ready for your fridge to sparkle and shine? Clean out your fridge, and you’ll be proud to open your refrigerator door.

Are you ready for your fridge to sparkle and shine? Clean out your fridge, and you'll be proud to open your refrigerator door.

How to Clean Out Your Fridge

I will admit that I do not always put a priority on cleaning the fridge.  Those little messes that quietly accumulate inside the refrigerator eventually require a response.

A response, that is, other than closing the fridge door and walking away.

To help me with this project, I’ve picked up some handy cleaning supplies suitable for each part of the fridge.  A fridge clean out is more fun when you have the right tools for every surface, so I went to Target and picked up a Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge, Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge, and a Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Soap Dispensing Dishwand.  (I also picked up a Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Soap Dispensing Dishwand just in case.)

Are you ready for your fridge to sparkle and shine? Clean out your fridge, and you'll be proud to open your refrigerator door. Are you ready for your fridge to sparkle and shine? Clean out your fridge, and you'll be proud to open your refrigerator door.

Are you ready for your fridge to sparkle and shine? Clean out your fridge, and you'll be proud to open your refrigerator door.

Remember that green is for heavy duty, while blue is for non-scratch.

Let’s get started and clean out your fridge!

Step 1

Remove all the magnets and papers from the outside of the fridge.

Are you ready for your fridge to sparkle and shine? Clean out your fridge, and you'll be proud to open your refrigerator door.

Step 2

Remove all of the food and drinks from the inside of the fridge.

Cold items from fridge

Step 3

Remove the drawers and the door bins, if any.  I leave the shelves in place because they’re quite heavy.

Are you ready for your fridge to sparkle and shine? Clean out your fridge, and you'll be proud to open your refrigerator door.

Step 4

Soak a Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge in hot water, then spritz it lightly with cleaner.  Dish soap can be really messy and difficult to clean up out of the fridge; that’s why I recommend a cleaning spray instead.

Squeeze the sponge gently to drizzle the hot water over your glass shelves, if you have them, or run the sponge over the wire shelves to moisten them.  Then wipe the sponge over the interior walls and surfaces to moisten.  Close the fridge for the moment.

Are you ready for your fridge to sparkle and shine? Clean out your fridge, and you'll be proud to open your refrigerator door.

Step 5

Place your drawers and bins in or near your sink.  Moisten the Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Soap Dispensing Dishwand with hot water and rub the dishwand sponge all of the inside of each drawer and bin, adding more hot water as needed.  Let these sit and soak while you return to the fridge.

Are you ready for your fridge to sparkle and shine? Clean out your fridge, and you'll be proud to open your refrigerator door.

Step 6

The previous moistening should have loosened the dirt, so use your Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge to wipe down the inside of the fridge again.  Remoisten and/or spritz the sponge with cleaner as needed.  You can use the heavy duty scrubbing side for stubborn spots.  Once the inside is clean, remove any excess moisture with a few paper towels.

Are you ready for your fridge to sparkle and shine? Clean out your fridge, and you'll be proud to open your refrigerator door.

Step 7

Return to the sink and use the Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Soap Dispensing Dishwand to wash each of the bins.  After the initial soaking, they should be pretty easy to wash.

Remove stubborn spills with the Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge as needed.  Rinse and dry the drawers and bins, then return them to the fridge.

Are you ready for your fridge to sparkle and shine? Clean out your fridge, and you'll be proud to open your refrigerator door.

 

Step 8

You’re in the home stretch!  Lightly spritz the outside of the fridge with cleaner, then wipe down with the Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge.  Rinse the sponge and repeat if needed.  Wipe dry.

Are you ready for your fridge to sparkle and shine? Clean out your fridge, and you'll be proud to open your refrigerator door.

Step 9

Return the food and drinks to the fridge.

Step 10

Pour yourself a cup of coffee and pat yourself on the back.  You’ve performed the ultimate fridge clean out!

Are you ready for your fridge to sparkle and shine? Clean out your fridge, and you'll be proud to open your refrigerator door.

Where to Find Scotch-Brite™ Brand Products

Look on the cleaning product aisle at Target, and be sure to check the Cartwheel app for the latest deals.  The Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges look like this, and the Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Sponges look like this.

Scotch Brite at Target

You can also follow Scotch-Brite™ on Facebook and Pinterest.

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Are you ready for your fridge to sparkle and shine? Clean out your fridge, and you'll be proud to open your refrigerator door.

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