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    The best tip that I heard about was to buy those little plastic shoe boxes at Wal-mart and make a 'dairy box', a 'cheese box', etc.
    Or you could go a bit bigger if you have the room in your fridge.
    I'm sure even a condiment box would be a great idea or even a salad dressing box.

    In my sandwich box, I have my jars of pickles, jar of mayonnaise and mustards.
    In my dairy box, I store my cups of yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese, etc.

    I saw this idea on a video from here:
    http://everydayfoodstorage.net/

    She did a video that talks about organizing a small kitchen and I picked up a couple of good ideas from her.

    As for cleaning out the fridge, I try to have one day a week that I go through and get rid of all leftovers, then one day I will go through the drawers.
    These seem to be my trouble spots for some reason?

    Then I start with whichever shelf is emptier and wipe it down and then move the stuff from another shelf over and do this until I'm done.
    I guess removing everything makes sense, but to me it's just too much work.
    Although I do still seem to do this about 3 times a year or so.

    I seem to actually clean it out about every 2 weeks, but I go through the drawers about twice a week.
    'Cause we have a really small fridge and if I don't clear it out, we won't have any room for new groceries.
    Last edited by cheles2kids; 04-15-2009 at 09:49 AM.

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    I didn't throw anything out since I take leftovers for lunch unless we have them for dinner. It was time to do the wiping down bottles, cleaning door shelves and the drawers (lots of onion peels and no onions).Well that's one spring cleaning job done. The oven is next.
    I take that back, I threw out a container of chip dip, and some almost gone sour cream.
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    im in. i actually did mine yesterday..i like to clean the fridge wekly so i know for sure what we need and what we dont and a great way to make sure we use left overs....why oh why do the bottles of stuff leave rings on the shelves??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltin' Mama View Post
    OK...I'm in the middle of cleaning. I haven't found anything molding or rotting yet. I'll keep you posted.
    I call them science experiments

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftypam View Post
    I call them science experiments
    LOL....so do I! The problem with cleaning the refrigerator is the same as with all cleaning projects. They just end up having to be done again eventually

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    I'm going to put this on the list for Saturday.

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    I just got done cleaning mine out today. Emptied and wiped out the whole thing and cleaned every shelf and drawer. I found some "science experiments" for sure! I hate wasting food and I had to throw out quite a bit because it was questionable, but hope to keep on top of things better now that it's all clean and I can see everything that's in there!

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    Just did my freezer part a week or so ago.

    The main part is too full to even think about it. Might get to produce drawer though......science could be lurking in there. (I am great for having a few green onions turn to mush!)

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