Few spaces experience as much use as the refrigerator, with new items coming in all the time. Unfortunately, we tend to be worse at moving food out than we are at moving it in. Therefore, one of the best (and healthiest) habits we can form is to clear it out once a week. If you do this regularly, it only takes a couple of minutes.
When you have a few minutes, conduct a quick review of the shelves, drawers, and door, removing anything that no one will eat. Maybe it is the doggie bag from last week that you never got around to eating, or perhaps it is some overripe produce. Check expiration dates and let go of what is past its prime. Lastly, grab a wipe or a damp paper towel and give the shelves a quick wash.
Cleaning out the refrigerator not only makes your kitchen look good, it also ensures that your food is fresh and safe. Furthermore, the process helps you recall what you might need to pick up next time you are at the store.
When’s the last time you cleaned out the fridge? Do you think you might do this once a week?