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Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day!!!

Sunday, November 15th is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. It's perfect timing to clean out  the fridge before holiday food and leftovers start piling up!

Here at Rubbermaid, we are encouraging all bloggers to clean out their fridge but I was a little curious to see what was in there to begin with. Let's just say some of the photos below are gross and offer good encouragement to clean out those refrigerators and others offer some good advice for how to keep your fridge clean!

Betty fridge

Betty's says: Here is my fridge. It’s driving me nuts because it’s usually very clean. Shelves are usually dedicated to certain categories of food. I have just the right Rubbermaid food containers to house my family of 3’s leftovers, but…

This week-end I had my parents visiting, had a chili party and then another dinner party and I’m over run with left-overs, specialty food and snacks that I typically don’t eat and nothing is where it belongs. I’m literally digging thru stuff to find things.



Brian says: I’m not sure what this is. Despite our armada of Rubbermaid Food Storage containers my wife sometimes reverts to old ways and wraps something in a combination of tin foil and plastic wrap. It’s as if she’s preserving a mummy for the afterlife. Needless to say I have no clue what it is……could be anything from meatloaf to ginger loaf.

Baking soda 2 copy

Rob says: Baking soda helps to control smells in the fridge, but these pics are of my girl friend's fridge and she is strict about what stays in there…   she had nothing in there that was even close to being bad. Me on the other hand ….


Bo says: A normal person would put ice cubes in this container. Not me… Try year old bananas and some cut up apples that are so wrinkly they look like leather. Yummy


Megan says: As I was taking several pictures of the inside, I realized that the outside of my fridge is quite the mess with all of the stuff I have posted up on the fridge with magnets.

AKehl Freezer

Ashleigh says: I
have a bottom load freezer that drives me insane.  I can’t for the life of me
find a way to organize it aside from just throwing things in and mashing them
around till I can shut the drawer. 


Shannon says: This is a picture of chicken with potatoes and carrots in the crockpot.  It didn’t turn out that great to begin with, and then after sitting in the fridge for a couple of weeks – blah.

So how is your fridge looking? Take some time Sunday to clean out your fridge. Take before and after pictures and post them on your blog…leave a link in the comments or link back to this post so we can commiserate with your mess and celebrate your clean out achievement!!!! Don't have a blog? Twitter, Facebook, or Flickr it 🙂

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3 Responses to Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day!!!

  1. pepere viau November 16, 2009 at 7:06 pm #

    I don’t beleive we (your parents) had something to do with your fridge looking like that. Now that you let the world see your fridge, Mrs. Clean, why didn’t you also include a picture of your other fridge that’s in the garage? I bet your birthday carrot cake is gone. Anyway, the chilis were wonderful. We would of taken some home if it would help clean out your refrigerator.

  2. Organize Your Kitchen November 14, 2009 at 12:29 am #

    I had no idea there was a day devoted to getting your fridge cleaned. Good inspiration to go clean out my fridge this Sunday!

  3. Lauren Spahr November 13, 2009 at 10:42 am #

    Bo, that is just gross!

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