Wednesday, April 16, 2008
After years of growing unintentional "science projects" in the back of the frig, I finally hit upon a system to keep control of those leftovers and open containers. Every week, on the night before garbage pickup, when I empty all the small waste cans into a bag to take to the curb, I spend an additional 5 minutes and go through the refrigerator. I throw away any leftovers, expired foods, and containers that have been open too long, wipe the empty and visible surfaces in the refrigerator with a clorox wipe, close up the garbage bag and take it out. Doing this weekly cleanout is virtually effortless and keeps the refrigerator current and leaves shelves available for fresh food.