I think most of us are skillfully procrastinating when it comes to cleaning our refrigerators. But sooner or later you have to do it. After all, it’s the place where we store most of the food we eat. At the same time, you should clean your refrigerator naturally and avoid commercial cleaners that are full of dangerous chemicals. You wouldn’t want any of these substances near your food, right?
Let me just say that if we would clean the fridge as often as we should, this job would be much easier. Nevertheless, even if you managed to postpone this task for what seems like ages, and your fridge looks like the Smurfs have been living inside it, you can easily clean your refrigerator naturally. As a result, you will avoid your food from coming in contact with unsafe substances.
How to clean your refrigerator naturally
I haven’t bought a commercial fridge cleaner for a while but I still managed to clean spills, dirt, sticky stuff like jam, and even unidentified stains using only natural products. Here are the best and easiest ways to clean your refrigerator naturally.
I suppose the first step is obvious but I’ll still say it. You cannot properly clean the fridge with food still inside, so remove it first. This is also a great way to find old food that needed to be thrown out ages ago.
Hot, soapy water – If your fridge is not too dirty you can use just hot water (and I mean really hot!) on some rags to clean it. A bit of natural soap (it can be liquid soap or soap shavings) added to the hot water will increase its cleaning power and is especially effective on greasy spots.
Lemon juice and baking soda – Simply make a paste with baking soda, lemon juice and warm water if you need to remove some hardened dirt that doesn’t want to come off easily. Lemon juice is known to be an effective and mild bleaching agent, and it also kills mildew. Baking soda is abrasive so it will help you remove any kind of spill that’s old and hardened or sticky.
Salty water – Salt is a natural disinfectant so you can just make a strong saline solution – half a cup of salt in a cup of hot water (adjust quantities if you need more). Use a cloth to wipe the entire refrigerator with the solution and then wipe again with plain hot water to rinse all that salt.
There are also a ton of DIY cleaning recipes out there, created specifically for the refrigerator – you can certainly try whichever you like. However, the above-mentioned solutions are practically everything you need if you want to clean your refrigerator naturally and with very little effort might I add.
What cleaners and methods are you using to clean your refrigerator naturally? Let us know in the comments section.