Does anyone else’s fridge turn into a total disaster zone during the holidays? With all the events, parties, and pitch-ins, by the time January rolls around, my fridge looks about how I feel—so over the eggnog and ready to be filled with some veggies.
Every January, I like to do a fridge deep clean. It just happens to coincide with the time of the year when we are all craving a bit more organization and a few more veggies—so it really is the perfect time to dive into such a project. If one of your resolutions for this year was to eat a more healthful diet, then organizing your fridge is a must! It’s a perfect mental, visual, and literal reset for your diet. Trust me, it’s a lot easier to eat a healthy diet when your fridge doesn’t look like this.
So grab your rubber gloves and a wicked big trash bag (you know you have some science experiments hanging out in there), and let’s get to work. First up, we gotta get to cleaning.
Empty it all out
Out with the old, in with the new! You need to literally pull every single thing out of that fridge. Toss anything that is expired or iffy. I also recommend tossing anything you don’t want to eat (or donating if it isn’t opened). If you’ve resolved to go sugar-free this year, but your fridge is still stocked with a cheesecake, guess what’s going to happen when you have that particularly bad day at work? Toss it. We feed a lot of stuff to our chickens and the compost gods during fridge clean-out day. Read the post »