Simple Fridge Cleaning – Bicarbonate of Soda

Today’s post was originally going to be ‘how to make home-made pizza with the kids’ as this was the Saturday afternoon activity planned at the Wright household!

However my beautiful daughter got a better offer and she took it! Who can blame her?

So Saturday afternoon’s activities changed to Daughter at her friends, Hubby out with Son and I got a chance to go for a run with a friend…

It’s a good job ‘Big Ben’ my large slow cooker made a huge amount of Vegetable Curry last night (from my odds and ends that I hadn’t used up) – so much that, as I am out with the girls and Daughter is staying for dinner at her friends, Hubby and Son can enjoy it again tonight with some rice…

I thought I’d share instead what I did very early this morning…wait for it this is awfully exciting… I cleaned my fridge!

As I had taken part in Food Waste Friday yesterday over at The Frugal Girl, ny fridge was nearly bare and my grocery delivery was arriving at 9am.  So dressed in PJ’s I emptied what was left, milk, condiments, garlic etc… onto the counter and cleaned the entire fridge which took about 10 mins max.

Now I am no expert on chemicals, and I hold no credible or authoritative view on cleaning products etc… but what I do know is if I don’t have to use them I don’t.  Firstly I do rather dislike cleaning (although I do of course do it) and one of the ways I can get satisfaction from it is knowing I have used a  natural product to clean with.

In this case is it bicarbonate of soda – very inexpensive and in a tiny container – double win!

So armed with nothing more than a small pot of bicarb, a damp kitchen sponge and some kitchen roll I wiped thoroughly inside the fridge with a damp sponge sprinkled in bicarb, then rinsed with a washed out sponge, and finally dried with kitchen roll.

How simple is that?

Do you have any Simple Cleaning Tips to share?  Please let me know in the comments below.

 

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  • Shelley November 14, 2010, 8:22 am

    I don’t know if you have the “miracle cloths” (microfibre cloths) there or not – they’re great for using in place of paper towels and easily clean up with a dab of dish soap and a good rinse (helps keep the cleaning time down).

    Regards,

    Shelley

    • simplybeingmum November 14, 2010, 10:17 am

      Thanks Shelley – I do need to cut down on paper towels, it one of those things when I use them I always think I really should be using reusable! I do have an ‘e-cloth’ – that may be a similar thing. I use that to wipe down all the woodwork etc instead of polishing (it even does glass and leaves no smears!). I’ll grab a couple of microfibre cloths and try this week to use them instead of paper towels – I also like the sound of less cleaning time! Thanks for subscribing and commenting, have a great day – Jo

  • Shelley November 14, 2010, 8:22 am

    I don’t know if you have the “miracle cloths” (microfibre cloths) there or not – they’re great for using in place of paper towels and easily clean up with a dab of dish soap and a good rinse (helps keep the cleaning time down).

    Regards,

    Shelley

    • simplybeingmum November 14, 2010, 10:17 am

      Thanks Shelley – I do need to cut down on paper towels, it one of those things when I use them I always think I really should be using reusable! I do have an ‘e-cloth’ – that may be a similar thing. I use that to wipe down all the woodwork etc instead of polishing (it even does glass and leaves no smears!). I’ll grab a couple of microfibre cloths and try this week to use them instead of paper towels – I also like the sound of less cleaning time! Thanks for subscribing and commenting, have a great day – Jo

  • Shelley November 14, 2010, 8:22 am

    I don’t know if you have the “miracle cloths” (microfibre cloths) there or not – they’re great for using in place of paper towels and easily clean up with a dab of dish soap and a good rinse (helps keep the cleaning time down).

    Regards,

    Shelley

    • simplybeingmum November 14, 2010, 10:17 am

      Thanks Shelley – I do need to cut down on paper towels, it one of those things when I use them I always think I really should be using reusable! I do have an ‘e-cloth’ – that may be a similar thing. I use that to wipe down all the woodwork etc instead of polishing (it even does glass and leaves no smears!). I’ll grab a couple of microfibre cloths and try this week to use them instead of paper towels – I also like the sound of less cleaning time! Thanks for subscribing and commenting, have a great day – Jo

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