Hi all! I am a little short on time, so I am going to make this post short and sweet.
This morning, I decided to start deep cleaning my refrigerator after moving all of the nasties out last week. Let’s face it, sometimes we have these chores that we need to attend to, but time keeps us from getting them done. But I wanted to get my post up on time – no matter what, so I cleaned two door shelves and boy, did they need cleaning!
Here is a “before” picture of the shelves I cleaned. I don’t know what the brown stain was from or how long it had been there. But, it was a sticky, sap like substance that looked incredibly nasty.
I used Melaleuca Tough and Tender all purpose cleaner diluted with water to wipe the shelves. Then, I used Melaleuca Sol-u-mel (which has over 100 uses!) diluted with water to get rid of the stain. Sol-u-mel Lemon Blossom has a strong lemon scent, so please make sure that you spray only on the spot and not accidentally onto your food. It’s non-toxic, but who wants their peanut butter to taste like lemon blossom cleaner?
I love using all of the Melaleuca cleaning products because they are sold in concentrated formulas and all you need to do is fill only about 1/10 of the spray bottle with the product and then the rest of the bottle with tap water! So not only are they eco-friendly and safe to use – they also help me save money! When I cleaned my fridge, I didn’t use the concentrated forms because they were already effective enough!
I look forward to Part III next week where I will have made a significant amount of progress! Have a wonderful week and stay green and clean!
I will have to be very honest with you and tell you that I am not sure about the number of installments there will be in The Saga of The Stinky Fridge. (This IS a bachelorette pad) I hope that if you fridge neglect tendencies like me, you will be inspired and encouraged by my stories. Here is a sampling of what’s been lurking around:
Action Plan to attack the Invaders of Stink:
1) Wipe out the nastiness and breathe with my mouth as much as I can while listening to some happy music. I will listen to The Black Keys (Brothers CD if you care) on Spotify.
2) Soak it with fully concentrated amounts of Sol-U-Guard and Baking Soda for around 10-15 minutes. The stuff is incredibly concentrated and usually used to dilute with water.
Here is what it looks like while it is soaking:
3) Examine and throw away anything that looks suspicious while waiting. (Note: There was a LOT of nasty stuff I found in the fridge and I will spare you from the grotesque photos)
4) Rinse the dishes out and load the dishwasher and pop in a pod of Melaleuca Diamond Brite Automatic Dishwasher Detergent.
De-stink-ification Part I
Here is a picture of the fridge AFTER getting rid of the smelly and spoiled contents:
Here is a picture of some of the clean, safely disinfected dishes!
In Stinky Fridge Saga Part II, The Sequel – I will be cleaning my fridge from the inside out next week! Have a great week and see you tomorrow!
My refrigerator has been incredibly smelly due to neglect. Pure neglect. To show you how stinky it is, here is a picture of my reaction after opening and closing my fridge:
I posted this question on two Facebook group sites for my national and local Melaleuca/Work at Home United Team:
Hi Team – My refrigerator is so stinky. Other than using common sense and throwing away the smelly culprits – what cleaning solutions do you recommend? I have Mela magic, Sol u mel, Sol u guard, Tub n Tile and Tough and Tender. I plan to blog about it and will update you with the link.
I received three responses from three wonderful business partners. Stinky Fridge Saga: Part One will feature next Thursday!
Here is a picture of the Stinky Fridge. You are lucky that you can’t smell it. It doesn’t look too bad, but there is some ancient mysterious food that even my cats would run away from:
Making my fridge cleaning endeavor public is a good way to force accountability on me. Have a great rest of the day and peace be with you!