6 ways to remove bad refrigerator odor

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Did you open your fridge to get something to eat only to be greeted with a nasty smell? That smell might be a sign that it's time to deep clean your fridge or you may want to try out a new deodorizing method. Many people try the old baking soda trick and put an open box of baking soda at the very back of the fridge to absorb odours. This is an extremely effective method, and it's very affordable too. Just buy a box of baking soda in the baking aisle of your grocery store and open it up. Then, place on any shelf at the back of your fridge and leave it there for a few weeks. You should replace the box of baking soda every month at least. You can also use coffee to improve the smell in your fridge too. Just simply place some freshly ground coffee in a container and leave the lid off. You can use a mason jar or any other recycled jar. Coffee is very good at neutralizing odours, and it will work to absorb them just as the baking soda did. Vinegar is also a great odour eliminator and neutralizer. To get rid of the smell completely, cleaning your fridge out is going to be key. Make a half and half mixture of vinegar and water in a spray bottle and remove all items out of your fridge. Then spray the inside of your fridge with the vinegar solution and clean out any spills.

Also, go through the items before you put them back and throw away anything that's too old. You can also put some vinegar in a small bowl in the back of your fridge to keep odours away. When you're cleaning your fridge out, you can also use lemon juice to clean it instead of vinegar. Just use lemon juice in some water in a spray bottle or put the lemon juice directly on your fridge shelves and clean the inside of your fridge with it. Another great cleaning tip is to line your shelves inside your fridge once you clean it out. Just put some parchment paper or press and seal wrap on the shelves to protect them from any further stains. This will make your next fridge cleaning job so much easier. Keeping tabs on your leftovers can also help you keep odours under control in your fridge. Just start labelling your leftover food by putting a piece of masking tape on the container your leftovers are going into and write the current date on the tape. That way you know how long the food has been in the fridge and you know to throw it out if it hasn't been eaten in a week. Another thing you can do to add a nice scent to your fridge is put essential oils or spices in with the baking soda. Cinnamon, cloves and allspice are great ones to use as well as citrus essential oils which make your fridge smell fresh and clean.

You can also add the essential oils to your natural cleaners you make to make them work even better. Keeping your fridge odourless will also mean cleaning it more regularly. Once every two to three weeks is good for giving your fridge a good wipe down on the inside to keep it clean and smelling good. You can also use all of these cleaning tips for the freezer part of your fridge too. Try out these great cleaning tips and see how well they work in your fridge and be sure to pass them on to your friends so they can try them too.***

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