Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Keep That Fridge Clean

(pretend this picture is is on my hard drive, but when I put it here, it turns...grrrr)

I promised y'all another fridge tip last week and here it is. Now, this is not earth-shattering, or anything, but it helps me keep my fridge clean - so hopefully it can help you too! (Not that your fridge is messy or anything...I'm just sayin').

Problem: Fruits or veggies leak or somehow rot and drip nasty smelly juice all in the drawer make a mess in your produce drawers.

Solution: Place a couple of paper towels in the bottom of the produce drawers to catch any stray drips or other (ahem) messes that might happen there.

Like I said...not earth-changin', but definitely helpful!

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Diane said...

Jen I do that too . I went to the dollar store and they have these green mats that are suppose to help keep your food longer. I thought I would try them but not sure they work at all. They make the drawers look great but I think I like the paper towel idea better.
thanks for sharing

Mom2fur said...

You know what else works great? A section from an old newspaper! I do this and sure does make cleanup easier! (BTW, I use my second drawer for meat only, and that newspaper sure helps to keep that drawer cleaner!)
PS--I never heard of the green mats Diane mentions, but I've tried "Green Bags" and I love 'em!

The Wilkes Week said...

Love the idea using the paper towel. I hate cleaning the refrigerator and hate it even more when there is green liquid stuff floating around on the bottom of the drawer!! Can't wait to try it.
Leigh Anne at

Kelli said...

I totally need to do that! And yes, we should definitely go get a yummy chocolate dessert! Just tell me when! I'm there!

Debbie said...

Why is it that something so logical like that has to be banged into my head. It's like a big a DUH across the forehead...thanks for the very helpful reminder!

Karin said...

This is such a simple tip that I'm embarrassed not to have thought of it myself!

Thanks for the daily carnival suggestions that you left in my blog, by the way. Just what I was looking for!

Mamasphere said...

I'm also in the DUH category! We don't use paper towels at home (one of my small attempts to help the environment), but we sure do have a lot of newspaper. I bet even a hand towel would do the trick.

Except, I have to clean the drawers first, right? Yeah, so it might be a while.