Our health is one of the most important things in life, and undoubtedly, it depends on the food we eat. We often ignore the simple measures that should be taken to stay healthy. The food we eat can either be the safest and the most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison. So, it’s important to take simple steps like cleaning our fridge to ensure a healthy level of hygiene. Here are some hacks that are pretty simple yet effective in sanitizing your refrigerator.If you want these products to stay fresh in your fridge a lot longer, then it’s important to store ethylene-sensitive vegetables alone in a high-humidity drawer. On the other hand, ethylene-producing fruits should be stored in a separate drawer with the low-humidity setting on.
As the fridge door opens, the temperature of the products drop and the constant fluctuation results in the milk spoiling faster. Therefore, dairy products should always be kept on a shelf in the main compartment of your fridge.
Fill empty containers with water and keep them in your freezer. It helps them run more efficiently and maintain ideal temperatures when full.
Don’t use opaque plastic tubs. The see-through ones help you to know what you have in your fridge and what needs to be used first.
Products like eggs, asparagus, beets, mushrooms, carrots, celery, cucumbers, zucchini, berries, etc. last longer in an airtight container.
The green parts of the vegetables, like radish, beets, carrots, etc., suck the moisture out of the edible roots, making them limp and chewy. So remember to trim them off before storing your veggies in the refrigerator.
This might not sound like a great idea, but dust particles accumulate behind the refrigerator and settle on the condenser coils. Cleaning them will help the heat from the refrigerator dissipate quicker.
When food is left uncovered, it releases moisture in the air, which won’t be entirely removed by the compressor and could make your fridge start to smell. So cover your food whenever possible.
Take some lemon and some rosemary and turn it into a cleaning solution. Not only will this prevent mold and mildew from forming inside the fridge, but it will make it look and smell like new.
Leftovers are pretty common, especially in a big household, or if you have the habit of over ordering takeout. So some people work on the principle of out of sight, out of mind and forget all about it until it rots. So to prevent wasting good food, label your containers, so you’ll know what you’ve got.