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Tips & Tricks For Cleaning Your Refrigerator Naturally

Whether you’re an amateur home chef or a get it to-go family, the refrigerator is most likely the appliance that gets the most wear and tear on a daily basis so it’s important to keep it clean. Taking stock of what’s inside and regularly throwing out expired foods will go a long way to keeping things tidy, but what do you do when it’s time for a deep clean? There are plenty of natural options for getting your refrigerator squeaky clean.

Clean Your Refrigerator With Baking Soda

Who doesn’t love a tried and true method? For an easy, low cost DIY cleaner just use baking soda. Mix two tablespoons with one quart of hot water. Apply with a damp sponge then wipe away with a clean paper towel. For caked-on residue, apply the baking soda solution with a wet paper towel and allow to sit for 10 minutes.

Clean Your Refrigerator With Vinegar

Vinegar is a fantastic natural cleaner. When cleaning your refrigerator, add three parts hot water to one part vinegar in a spray bottle. Spritz mixture inside the fridge, let sit for a minute or two, and then wipe clean with a warm, damp sponge.

Clean Your Refrigerator With Lemons

Lemon is a versatile cleaning agent with antibacterial properties, and you might even have some in your refrigerator right now! Roll the lemon on the counter and then microwave it for 10 seconds. This will help extract the juice. Squeeze the juice onto a towel and wipe out the refrigerator. Or, just cut the lemon in half and scrub away. Wipe clean with a damp sponge.

Clean Your Refrigerator With Salt

That’s right, you can clean your refrigerator with salt. Dissolve one cup of salt into a gallon of hot water and get to wiping! You can also add the juice of one lemon for added antibacterial properties and a nice scent. It’s the easiest DIY ever!

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