Monday, July 1, 2013

Refrigerator Organization & Keeping It Clean

My refrigerator needed a good cleaning not only to get rid of garbage but to actually clean it.  Vinegar is my weapon of choice as it has anti bacterial properties.  
I also took the opportunity to organize things and to try out something I read about somewhere on the www.

Use plastic placemats to line your refrigerator shelves.  If your fridge is like mine you have wire shelves and goo drips from one shelf to another, yuck.
I got a variety of place mats at the thrift shop for pennies.  The vinyl ones I found were a perfect fit from front to back and I only had to cut a piece of one to make it fit side to side.  I did not tape the liner to the shelf as I want to be able to take it out to clean without having to remove the shelf ( a pain in the rear.)
I used Duck Tape (the handyman's helper) to connect them.  I taped the tops wrapping the tape about 2 inches to the back.  Then flipped them over and taped the back seams.
My top shelf is actually 2 separate ones but since I leave them at the same level I had to cut a notch out at the back to make the liner fit.
And here it is with all the food put in and it has room for more.
I put most of my newly acquired organic baking stuff on the bottom shelf.  I don't need much space for regular food so half dedicated to keeping my flours from going rancid is ok.

Now I need to come up with something to keep the smaller and skinnier containers in the door from falling out.  


Debra Spincic said...

I've seen this hint before but I wonder how good it is for air circulation in the fridge.

ladyhawthorne said...

My Mom's fridge has solid shelves so I don't think it matters much.

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