There are several areas in my life I need to make improvements, and one of those is in the cleaning aspects of my life. Not cleaning as in bathing, I bathe on a regular basis, cleaning as in keeping the house neat and tidy. I decided there was only one place to start, my fridge. The refrigerator is the heart of the house. Most of your families nutrition and health come from the fridge. When I looked at mine I realized there was no way I was providing any sort of healthy anything from that disgusting beast. I am not even talking about the processed foods that can be found in there, I am talking about the hazardous materials that were forming on the shelves and door jams. The photos will speak for themselves.
I knew prior to opening these doors that there was some mold and mildew one the frame and doors. I have been looking at it, and then looking away for several months (maybe a year). When I decided to take pictures to share with everyone on this blog I started to feel a little shame and guilt. But, this is part of who I am, and I need to recognize the changes that I am making to reduce the chance for guilt and shame, right?
Not too horrible, but when you get a little closer you can see just how bad I had let it get.
I took every thing out of my freezer and fridge, cleaned the shelves and drawers, and tossed out the crappy and expired food. Then I had to face what was hiding under the food I had just shoved in my fridge. I don’t know what I had spilled in my freezer to create the colors I found in there, but there was plenty of it to clean out.
The entire project took about an hour. I needed to use some serious elbow grease and several chemicals to get this crap out of my fridge. The shelves were shiny once again, and I could see what was on all my shelves. The mold, mildew, and rust was bleached away as much as I could bleach. The end result put a huge smile on my face and a sense of relief in my heart. I was no longer serving food from the Refrigerator of Disease.