A Money-Saving Refrigerator Maintenance Trick

fridge-organized_300Fun fact: Today, November 15, is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day! With the holidays approaching, lots of cooking means relying heavily on yours. As you start to stock up, use this trick to keeping your appliance in good condition: Fill it up

Yes, this may seem like an easy thing to do leading up to a big feast, but when leftovers start thinning out and the fridge gets sparse, be sure to at least store a few big jugs of water in there. Refrigerators need “thermal mass” to maintain low temperatures, and cool foods and drinks help absorb the warm air that comes in when you open the doors—which means a better shelf life for your appliance.

Get more tips for cleaning out your fridge.


  1. Sdot “The Stylist”

    This is very helpful!!! Thanks for this post.

    November 19, 2013 at 10:16 am
  2. Betty Sheffield

    GREAT IDEAS ~ also put some water bottles ( 3/4 full ) in the freezer to save there too, OR bags of ice cubes which just might come in handy for that punch or glasses. THANKS for your tips.

    November 21, 2013 at 2:42 pm

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