Cleaning The Refrigerator Naturally With Baking Soda And Lemon

by Susan
(Lincoln, NE, USA)

Susan shared this tip for cleaning the refrigerator naturally, using lemons and baking soda.

Susan says:

If you are a lemon scent lover, this is a tip to tickle your fancy.


Start out by wicking up any seepage that is at the botton of the fridge with paper towels.

Then get yourself some lemons from the store, slice the lemon in half and sprinkle baking soda on the lemon, scrub it all over in your fridge to clean, on the shelves, in your crisper drawers (resprinkle baking soda on your lemon while you go), etc.

When done, rinse and clean up any residue from cleaning and Voila! It smells wonderful when you are done!

I also used this method on a 20 gallon fishtank that was given to me, since we have hard water in the midwest which tends to buildup. And after a couple of cleans, the fishtank was like new again. Just make sure to rinse thouroughly before adding water.

Lemons and baking soda are non abrasive and work very well for all kinds of cleaning tasks!

Taylor says:

Thanks so much for sharing this tip for cleaning the refrigerator Susan.

I've seen similar tips for using a lemon along with salt, instead of baking soda, for cleaning various items in your home too. For example, you can use lemon and salt together as a copper and brass cleaner.

This sounds like a great way to use both baking soda and lemon together, since they both have natural deodorizing properties which make them a natural fit for cleaning your fridge.

Does anyone else have some great tips for how to clean the fridge? If so, please share your tips here, or read others that have already been submitted.

In addition, I love to collect ways to use natural ingredients for homemade cleaners. I'll be adding this tip to both the baking soda uses page and the cleaning with lemons page on the site. Click the links to get even more ideas of how you can use these natural ingredients for cleaning your home, or to share your own tips!

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