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)