How cleaning your fridge once a week can save you hundreds.
Cleaning the fridge out can be a pain but it is a great habit to get into and it can actually save you money.
By taking everything out of the fridge and giving it all a good wipe out, you’re keeping the air inside the fridge clean, you are able to dispose of anything that has gone bad and make plans on how to use what is left.
Think about what you are throwing away, do you notice anything? Maybe you aren’t eating as much of something as you thought you were? Maybe your family is getting bored of eating something you’re buying. This way you don’t have to waste money buying things you’ll just have to throw out.
Think about how you could use up and what you do have left over. Make a meal plan using up what you have left.
Ripe fresh foods release enzymes that ripens the food around it, that’s why putting bananas in a paper bag ripens them faster. It also means keeping food sitting around in the fridge all in a bunch makes it go off quicker. Keeping them separate in clean containers will make them last longer. The same goes with rotten foods if left they cause the other fresh foods around them to rot.
If your fridge is clean and well organised you can find what you need quicker and that means not having the fridge door open any longer then you need saving time and on your power bills.
Keeping it clean and organised but not too empty, if it is looking a bit bare and you’re not planning on going shopping for a few days, pop a few containers of water in there, this will help to retain the cold when you open the fridge door.
You should also consider freezing more foods, leftovers and excess. Your fridge doesn’t have to work as hard to keep the fridge and freezer cold when the freezer is full.
Remember less waste means more money left in your pockets to go towards your goals.