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Colossal Cleanout – Weekend #3

Friday, November 15, 2013

Well . . . not much got done on Colossal Cleanout Weekend #2 (last weekend) what with my local writers group meeting and Thor and all. I have Saturday plans again this weekend, but I’m scheduling the rest of my time on Saturday and Sunday carefully—because I’ve got a lot of work to do if I want the main rooms of my house to be sparkling and clutter-free before Thanksgiving.

Imagine my astonishment when I discovered that today, November 15, is . . .

Clean Your Refrigerator Day

And, boy, does mine need it! I’m pretty sure a couple of alien creatures have crawled up in there and died.

Okay, so it’s not quite that bad, but there are a couple of sticky spots where things have dripped (especially on the condiments shelf in the door), and I know I have a couple of bags of salad and coleslaw mix that are a few weeks past their eat-by dates (still sealed, though—I know, I’m wasteful).

Since I lead such an exciting life, I’ve put “Clean Out Fridge” on my Colossal Cleanout To Do list for tonight. Yes, my Friday night plan is to clean out the fridge. Not just throw out stuff that’s old/gone bad, but actually empty both compartments and clean it.

With that in mind, here are a few links I found that have tips on how to do a thorough job of cleaning a fridge:

15 Tips for a Squeaky Clean Fridge (Mental Floss)

An 8-Step Guide to Cleaning Out Your Refrigerator (

Speed-Clean Your Refrigerator (Real Simple)


Will you participate in Clean Your Refrigerator Day this weekend? When’s the last time you gave your fridge a thorough cleaning? What’s the most bizarre thing you’ve ever found in your fridge?

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