Cleaning and organizing the Refrigerator…

December 15, 2010

This week, one of my projects was to empty out, clean, and organize my fridge.  Let me just tell you, it was LONG overdue! To be honest, I don’t think I have ever completely taken out everything (including the shelving and drawers) to clean it.  

This time it all came out!  🙂 

This picture shows the door shelving and all that was in them.
Here is a “before the cleaning” picture, after everything was removed.
Embarrasing, I know!  Ewww…
I took a bucket full of hot water and squirted a few drops of Get Clean Dish Wash Concentrate in it, grabbed my sponge and started scrubbing!  This stuff smells divine!
I used my Basic H degreaser for the really dirty areas.  It worked well! Also, its non-toxic because who wants to use toxic cleaners where their food goes? I don’t!
This” after” picture doesn’t do the fridge justice.  It was sparkling clean!
I was so proud of myself. It looks new again.
After I was finished, I filled the fridge back up.  This is an empty fridge in our house. I waited until I had to go grocery shopping before I cleaned it out.  Less mess to empty. 

I added two bins from the Container Store.  They are great for just about everything.  I used these for my fruits and veggies.
The crispy clean drawers.
I containerized the condiments for easy access.
Deli and cheese drawer. 
Now, on to the next project! It will take another day to clean out the freezer! 

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16 comments on “Cleaning and organizing the Refrigerator…

  1. Lindsey says:

    I never thought about using containers in the fridge. Great idea!

  2. Simply Soil says:

    You are a walking ad for the container store. sharing your blog with everyone at work today.
    if you ever need a part time job you know where to come!

  3. Love this post! I recently organized my fridge too, it feels great right?! I used three of those same containers in my freezer, they are so perfect!


  4. Toni says:

    Jen. I actually first saw the containers in your freezer, but originally bought them for my pantry. When cleaning out my fridge, I thought they would be perfect… so now I have to go back to container store to get lots more. They are great!

    Simply Soil, do I know you? 😉 I see you live in J-town.

  5. Jennie says:

    TOO FUNNY! I was just looking at my fridge yesterday…I thought, I wish I could see Toni’s fridge and how she organizes her stuff. MY WISH CAME TRUE:) I will be doing mine today! Thanks.

    Jennie {Cinnaberry Suite}

  6. Love the containers for the fridge! What a great idea.

  7. Toni says:

    Thanks Jennie. If you ever want to see something on my blog… just ask. I may post it!

  8. Lisa says:

    Wow, this blog is the bomb – totally sharing at work too!

  9. Jill says:

    Fridge looks great. I feels good looking in there once it is all nice an fresh again

  10. Leanne says:

    Your fridge looks great. I love those container store bins. Thanks for linking to We’re Organized Wednesday.

  11. Donnie says:

    I love a bright shiny fridge. Those containers look really great and so useful. I have to admit I have a little bit of food voyeur problem and love to look at what other people have in their fridges…lol..

  12. It’s so great to get a spaced cleaned out. Love it. I need to do mine here soon before all the guests arrive and the fridge is packed full of food. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from HOH.

  13. CAS says:

    A woman after my own heart. I get almost giddy when I get something cleaned out & organized or reorganized. I just this process with my freezer, but try to stay on top of the fridge. I really like the Container Store items.

  14. Nan says:

    Merry Chrisrmas and Happy New Year 2011.

    Best Wishes and Happiness.

    follow you from blog hop.


  15. jenn says:

    I love the idea of having a container to put stuff in! That would be perfect for my small fridge.

  16. magi says:

    Very good! I think that you have done a great job! FANTASTIC!!!!
    Refrigeration Equipment

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