Simplified 365: The Kitchen - Day 5: The Refrigerator (Part 1: Shelves)

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Today we are going to begin cleaning out the fridge.  This is going to take a while, but I want you to commit right now to finishing at least two shelves.   If that sounds scary, then set a timer for 5 minutes.  You can do anything for 5 minutes. When the timer dings, you can decide if you want to keep going or not. The process will be the same for each shelf and drawer.  

Step 1:

Pull everything out of the top shelf.  

Step 2: 

Spritz the empty shelf with the Simple Vinegar Spray. This will loosen any crud without spraying harmful chemicals near your food.  Let it soak and head back over to your pile of food. 

Step 3: 

Check all of the dates - any that are expired should be tossed now.  Any that are close to expiring that won’t be eaten can be donated.  Anything without an expiration date may have been in there before they required expiration dates. Out it goes! 

Having bags on hand for trash, compost, recycle and donate can make this a breeze.  

Step 4: 

Put all the “keep” food back on the shelf.

Now on to the next shelf, rinse, repeat.  Move from top to bottom of the main body of the refrigerator, then from top to bottom on each door.  

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