Now that the Thanksgiving cooking is done and your fridge is filled with leftovers, you might find yourself ignoring the inside of your refrigerator. Though space might be available now, in a few weeks, everything will start to get jammed and crammed in again in preparation for your holiday feast. Before you miss the rotting leftovers in the back of your fridge or have to spend a weekend deep cleaning each shelf, here are a few great tips:
Keep Leftovers on the Top Shelf
Whether you are currently storing leftovers or are planning for the upcoming holiday — keeping them on the top shelf will give them a longer shelf life. That is because the top shelf has the most consistent temperature of all the areas in your fridge. Keeping them up there will keep them from spoiling early on, preventing illness.
Purge Before Hosting
Before you begin the cooking and food shopping again, be sure to go through the fridge and get rid of anything that is past its prime. Clear some space for the shelves to create room for your platters, apps, and main courses. Organize your drawers and give everything a good wipe down, so clean-up later will be a breeze.
Plastic Wrap Your Shelves
After you wipe down each shelf and have purged out the overdue food, consider wrapping each shelf with stick-on cling or plastic wrap. If spills occur or any of your holiday food finds its way on the shelves, you can peel and throw away. No scrubbing needed!
Bonus: you can make it a holiday-themed, too!
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