Tips on How to Keep Your Fridge Organized and Cleaned

Cleaning and organizing your refrigerator is one of those tasks that you reluctant to face, but it doesn’t take long for curry drips and teh ais spills to accumulate. If your housekeeping services or cleaning services or cleaner doesn’t clean it for you. NOW is the perfect time to give it a good cleaning and organizing!

I like to clean my fridge when it is almost or nearly empty. Pick a day when you have grocery shopping and stocking up to do or do it the day before a planned grocery shopping trip. Begin by emptying out the entire fridge and going through everything. Take a look at expiration dates and separate things that are past their prime or are virtually empty. Rinse and recycle containers that you can and toss or compost everything else. When your fridge is empty, it’s time to wash down shelves and drawers.

Here I’m giving out a cleaner for the fridge is a natural one that uses just three ingredients.


Mix up 1 teaspoon of dish washing soap (Use my favourite, Sunlight dish washing liquid cleaner), 1 teaspoon baking soda, and about 4-6 cups of warm water.

Wipe down the shelves with a well rung out microfiber cloth or dish cloth. Repeat until all shelves and drawers have been wiped clean. Dry if necessary.

This is a big fridge clutter buster for many: limit and keep an eye on those condiments! Make sure you have just one jar of mayo or bottle of ketchup open at a time. Try to limit your condiments to what you can store on the inside of the door.

Height matters. Store your taller bottles and containers in the back and shorter in the front.

Running short on storage? I love to use clear, stackable containers to group like items together that don’t fit in the drawers. Going vertical with storage also maximizes your space and can double your options.

Think outside the box when it comes to your crisper drawers. Not all fruits and vegetables require the higher humidity in those drawers. Consider how you could use this space for easily accessible snacks or meal components for the kids or your family or for bottled or canned beverages.

Having a clean and organized refrigerator can make such a big difference for both efficiency and peace of mind. Take a half hour and you will be surprised at just what you can accomplish in a short amount of time.