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Mold Prevention: Fridge Edition


There’s not a homeowner in this world who ever wants to open their fridge to see mold growth. However, if you’re not careful, that’s exactly what you may find. In order to keep your fridge and your food safe, here are some tips to follow to prevent mold growth.

Clean It Out Regularly

One of the main reasons mold has the chance to grow in your fridge is because food is left for longer than it should. Produce can easily begin to develop mold as they begin to wilt while leftovers can develop mold over time. To avoid mold growth, clean out your refrigerator each week and toss any old food or leftover.

Keep It Dry

Mold can grow when there’s moisture for it to feed on. Avoid mold growth by making sure all your food is dry and you push air out of storage containers to allow for a dry space. If you spot any leaks or spills, clean them up right away to avoid bigger messer.

Use Airtight Containers

If you’re using storage containers that allow air to seep into them, you may find yourself opening those containers to find mold growth. Use airtight containers or vacuum seal your food to prevent air and moisture from getting in contact with your food and potentially growing mold.

Use Baking Soda

Placing a box baking soda in your fridge can help absorb moisture as well as bad odors, reducing your chance of developing mold inside your fridge. Just be sure to replace the box each month for the best protection.

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