If you are like most people who don’t have the time to clean their fridge on a weekly basis, you might be shocked to know that most fridges harbour more harmful bacteria than your toilet.
We suggest you try these time (and life) saving tips:
- At the end of each week, throw out expired products and any leftovers that you won’t be using.
- Once a week, wipe the inside of your fridge with a cloth dipped in warm soapy water. Use an old toothbrush to clean the grooves in the seal.
- Clean your fridge before a big shopping trip, so that you don’t buy duplicates and end up having to throw away food.
- Defrost your fridge at least once a month. Take out everything, place a bowl of hot water in the fridge and leave the door open overnight.
- Store raw meat, fish and poultry at the bottom so that if these leak juice, they won’t contaminate the food below them.
- Line the fruit and vegetable drawers with paper towels. It will absorb any moisture which causes fruit and veggies to rot.
- Never place open cans in the fridge. Always empty the contents into a sealable plastic container.