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National Clean Out Your Fridge Day offers tips for holiday season

National Clean Out Your Fridge Day offers tips for holiday season
Posted at 12:13 PM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 08:10:50-05

(CNN) - The holidays are almost here, so you'll likely need to make room for leftovers.

Wednesday is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day!

While it's easy to take the fridge for granted, here are some tips for making it squeaky-clean.

  • Throw away all moldy and expired food.
  • Completely wipe down the inside of the refrigerator.
  • Get rid of anything you haven't used in a while.
  • Vacuum in and around the fridge.
  • Restock drawers and shelves with yummy food.

And finally: enjoy your beautiful, clean refrigerator.

Home economists at Whirlpool Home Appliances reportedly created this day in 1999. According to National Day Calendar, the company even had a toll-free hotline that people could call for cleaning for tips.

It was invented partly to get people to clean up their homes before the thanksgiving holiday.

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