The fridge is one of the household appliances that have to be cleaned regularly, like once a week or once at every two weeks. Not only that it will start to smell pretty bad, but it will generate bacteria and it will get into your food.

The fridge walls and compartments accumulate residues that can contaminate food or accelerate its decomposition. There are several solutions to disinfect the fridge without using chemical or aggressive chemicals.

Baking soda
The degesing and antibacterial properties of baking soda will be the best option to disinfect the fridge.

What to do: Put in a large pot of 500 ml of water and 3 tablespoons of baking soda. Mix it with a spoon until it dissolves. Take everything out of the refrigerator. Soak a clean cloth in the solution and start wiping the inside of the refrigerator – leave it for 5 minutes to act – then wipe with a dry cloth. Repeat once a week.

Lemon juice
Natural acids found in lemon juice are powerful cleansers that remove bacteria. Put half a lemon on a plate and leave it in the fridge. That ugly smell will disappear in a few days. The same thing you can do if you put some baking soda in a bowl.

What to do: Squeeze the juice from three lemons. Mix it with 500 ml of water. Put the solution obtained in a spray bottle. Remove everything from the refrigerator, spray all over the fridge walls, and let the lemon water to act, and then wipe with a cloth. Repeat the procedure twice a week.

White vinegar
Vinegar has disinfecting properties. This means it can be used to disinfect and sterilize the fridge and other house appliances.

What to do: Dilute 125 ml of white vinegar in 500 ml of water. Put the solution obtained in a spray bottle. Once you’ve taken everything out of the refrigerator, spray the mixture over the fridge inside-out, and let it act for 5 minutes. Clear everything that a clean cloth. Repeat the disinfection method once a week.

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