Ah, the refrigerator. It’s where you go when you need a snack or a drink, when you’re prepping for meals and when you’ve completed the major task of grocery shopping. With all this activity and all the inhabitants of the appliance, it’s no wonder that the refrigerator can harbor tons of bacteria and germs. When you go to tackle of this major household appliance, keep these HouseMaids refrigerator cleaning tips in mind!
From the Outside In
When cleaning the outside of your fridge and the shelves, make sure you use a cleaner with disinfectant properties. You can make your own using ammonia, vinegar and water. A touch of alcohol will help the solution dry faster with less streaks. Wipe down the entire outside including the handle, as well as the shelves. For tough stains on the shelves, consider using toothpaste. It’s mild abrasive properties help and the fragrance is fresh.
Do your veggies leave a lingering odor in the vegetable bin? One trick is to crumble up an old paper grocery bag or lunch sack and leave it in the bin. Surprisingly it will soak up some of the odors. Remember too that an open box of baking soda in the refrigerator will help control odors throughout, just change it every month. If you want to kick up the fresh smelling odor a notch, you can also sprinkle a few cotton squares with vanilla or orange extract, then leave them in a shallow dish in the back of the fridge.
What about under the refrigerator? Grab a yard stick and cover it with a long sock turned inside out or an old pair of pantyhose, then remove the grill and run the stick under the fridge to catch all the dust bunnies.
Leave it to HouseMaids
If refrigerator cleaning just seems like something you don’t have time for or would rather not tackle, leave it to HouseMaids to keep it clean and sanitary. We clean all your appliances every time we clean, and we offer a 24-hour cleaning guarantee. Call (941) 953-4300 to request a free estimate and schedule your refrigerator cleaning.