Declutter the inside to remove old and unused food. Work shelf by shelf. Remove the contents and decide whether each item is still good and/or wanted. Get rid of the old stuff and replace the keepers. (Click on Read More ...)
The next step is to wash the inside of the fridge. Remove contents one section at a time. Wash shelves and drawers in place for a quick clean or remove them to wash in the sink for a more thorough job. Wipe the interior walls and the bottom as well. A pail of warm soapy water is fine. Add a little bleach if you feel the need. Or, if you prefer, vinegar and water can be used instead. Dry and replace each shelf or drawer and replace the contents.
Take advantage of National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day to declutter your fridge and make it more healthy!