Even though I can see a foot of snow outside my kitchen window, I know spring is on the way. Spring cleaning around my house is always an exciting time. However, when it comes to my refrigerator I tend to drag my feet. Two things slow me down – finding an unknown food item in a Tupperware container or uncovering a mysterious goo on a shelf. It’s hard to figure out which I am afraid of more, but either way I needed a good cleaning for my refrigerator. As I do multiple times a year, I faced my fears and cleaned the refrigerator from top to bottom.
Even though it looked clean – I was not impressed with how drab it seemed. We all want our house to look our best and it seemed it was time for a makeover inside. After some research, I found multiple websites that sell refrigerator shelf liners, but I didn’t want to spend more than a few dollars. So, after a trip out to my local dollar store I found an adorable pattern of standard shelf liners. For $3 dollars I bought enough to cover the main three shelves in my fridge. I was pleased to discover that these liners were very easy to cut to size.
Since our house has lots of little hands opening and closing the door, I had to make sure each liner would stay put consistently. The result was perfect, every time I open my fridge I smile at the sophisticated look. The liners wash easily with a wet rag and I find myself keeping it more organized since I don’t want anything to cover up my fun liners.
Next time I head the dollar store I am grabbing one two more liners to use on the refrigerator door. Not only do they look great but they protect the shelf from any food containers that might leak. Now if I ever find a mysterious goo that is too stubborn to clean up, I can swap out the liner with no harm done to my refrigerator!
I know it gets overwhelming when spring cleaning comes around but this year take a few minutes and remember your fridge. If you spruce it up inside and add some shelf liners for added protection – maybe we can avoid all that elbow grease later on.