Doing chores is a must, especially if you are living on your own. Sweeping the floor, washing the dishes, doing the laundry— these are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to household chores. And if there’s one chore that’s more ‘daunting’ than these, it’s cleaning your refrigerator.
That is because you’d have to do a hierarchy of things before you can actually say you’ve cleaned your fridge. You need to check all contents, dispose those that are expired, fix all remaining food items, defrost the freezer, and fix the stuff in there as well. There’s also the problem of having unwanted smells in the refrigerator. (Read: 4 Ways to Save Refrigerated Food During a Power Outage)
Good thing, there are easy tips to make refrigerator cleaning and defrosting easier. Check out these hacks from Carmina Villaroel-Legaspi’s vlog!
Refrigerator Hacks: Wipe Surfaces With Vinegar
Some food can give off an unpleasant smell that gets stuck in the refrigerator. Not to mention the smell when something is expired in your fridge— yikes! (Read: 3 Food Items You Store in Your Fridge but Shouldn’t) But Carmina has a trick for that: Wipe your ref with vinegar!
She says the vinegar helps absorb any unwanted smells in the fridge and keeps it neutral. After wiping the surfaces and corners of the inside of the ref, it will smell like vinegar for some time but will eventually go away.
Refrigerator Hacks: Place Orange Peels Inside
If you’re a fruit lover, you would know how much peels we throw away whenever we eat. But it doesn’t have to go to waste! We can use it as a natural air freshener to make the fridge smell fresh. Specifically, what we can use are orange or lemon peels. You just have to place it inside and wait for it to work.
You can even put it in your room if you prefer natural scents to air fresheners, sprays, or scented candles. (Read: Ever Heard of Soy Candles? Here’s Why You Should Get One!)
Refrigerator Hacks: Leave a Cup of Baking Soda
Baking soda isn’t only for baking! It can also be used to absorb scents and smells that aren’t likeable, just like the smell of raw fish or meat. You only have to place around a half a cup to a cup of baking soda in a container and leave it inside the ref. Replace it every other day so it would work perfectly all the time.
Watch Carmina’s vlog below: