Don’t ya just dislike cleaning a refrigerator? Don’t ya wish they would be self-cleaning; wouldn’t ya think someone would have come up with that by now?
Ya know, I don’t remember if Mom taught me how to clean one or if I am self-taught. I just know that I pretty much follow a routine and do not use chemicals to do so.
First thing that I do is “dress for it” like putting grubby clothes on cause I know I’m going to get dirty more or less and I just don’t like it. Anyway, then I put my hair up so it doesn’t get in my face and head to the kitchen.
I grab a bundle of paper towels, a couple of scrubbers that don’t scratch anything but do the job; my trusty Mr. Clean thingys (I know… that is probably not a word, but anyway….I just love those things because they do a wonderful job on just about anything!) Then I put the stopper in the sink and run hot water with Dawn, using a couple of cap-fulls of Vinegar in the water and I’m ready. I am prepared to sit on a chair if I have to for some of those sections because getting on my knees is very uncomfortable and at the bottom sections; yup, I sit on the floor.
I think I watched Mom once just empty the whole “refrige” at once; I don’t do that, I do little areas at a time….I know, maybe it sounds like it will take forever but there is really a method to my madness. I just do it in sections; remove the stuff that’s in that particular section and depending on how bad it is I might just take the paper towel and dampen it to get surface stuff up first and do the inside of the doors. Those are the easier areas as surfaces go. I gotta remove all the stuff in the door and if it’s there more than a year and marked that way, I just toss it. If I can liquefy anything and put it down the disposal I do that and then throw away the container.
The yuckiest part is the cleaning the trays and crispers; right? You know what those are…..ewwww! I won’t go into detail cause you might get sick but…..those “have” to come out and soak! Then I have to stick my head in those hard to reach areas and get the crudd out of there. Oh, I hate doing that (who designed these things anyway?) This is the most difficult area to reach! The trays and crispers are soaking while I do this part and I can’t wait to get to the higher places so I don’t have to bend over so much; get my drift?
Now, what I have also been doing is wiping off those bottles, jars, food containers that I keep and taking everything sticky off of them, make sense? What good is a clean and fresh fridge if containers are yucky?
Ok; I’m just about done, it’s getting easier and the trays and crispers are back in place and the bottom and middle parts are done; just have the top…..whew! The hard part is over; to my thinking anyway. Just a few more things to put in place keeping everything neat and tidy as I go. I look at the clock…..it just took me two and a half hours to do this, wow! I don’t know what the standard is but I’m thinking “not too bad.”
So; that is what I did today my fellow travelers. Did you enjoy your little adventure with me? Are you as tired as I am? Time for a little snack so I will finish off with a Klondike bar while a sit and relax. Oh yes, I still listen for the Father’s voice but I think He was enjoying this because He knows there are no refrigerators in Heaven…..LOL! I think I can hear Him chuckle…….till next time…..
Courtesy of Klint Mane (Unsplash photos)
6 thoughts on “Clean the Refrigerator Day!”
I think this is a beautiful picture of how our heavenly Father cleans us from the normal, every-day activity of life. Nothing out of the ordinary happened to the fridge to warrant a deep cleaning, just typical day-to-day residue… First there was someone who saw it needed cleaning, and then prepared in detail, a plan as to how to go about doing it; each part of the process for a specific purpose. Then with purpose and a mission, the cleaner does not back away to give it all for the task, to go in “head first”, even though the process is not enjoyable. Gentle, yet powerful materials are chosen so as not to leave a blemish, but strong enough to eliminate the muck and odor. Then, section by section grime is wiped away, some needs scrubbing, and some needs soaking. Finally, after all the sections are cleaned, some of the items it contains are expired and need to be thrown out; but others are still good, needing only to be wiped clean of grime picked up from proximity to contaminants. (1 John 1:7)
I do mine pretty much the same way and yes, I dread it too!
Glad you liked it…….thank you!
Hi CJ! What a great feeling after you have finished a project like cleaning the frig! Every time you open the door the light goes on and shines on the clean, beautifully organized, somewhat empty frig! You admire your work! I get the same satisfaction from cleaning out my closet or organizing my sock drawer!
So glad you liked it!!! Thanks for your response! Yes; I agree, it’s great to look at a job well done like the clean fridge and especially if it’s not your own-one feels doubly good about that!!! We still have to get together on a Sunday as you suggested, just let me know when, ok? I’m looking forward to sharing with you and you with me….what’s up! Up Up and Away!!!
Me too Andrea! I love an organized closet and I have a cubby that I put my socks in cause I’m still kinda living out of a suitcase and boxes; have to leave a couple open as I don’t know just “when” my time is up here but I know it’s getting closer. Timing is the hardest to guage when following the Holy Spirit and He is doing things so differently and unusually that it’s taking a real pressing in and acute listening like never before but I’m enjoying the ride…..it’s an adventure and I know He is good, faithful and He will perform what concerns me because it’s His plan; I didn’t even think of it…..LOL!