Spring is here and it is time to put on your rubber gloves and scrub every inch of your home. This also includes tackling an often-forgotten spot: your freezer. It is recommended that you clean your freezer, the place for long-term storage, at least once a year and wipe leaks and food debris gathered in its nooks and crannies. If you’re planning to move soon, you should tackle this chore as soon as possible. You can hire the most prominent end of tenancy cleaning in Bickley BR3 to take care of your freezer and your entire property for you.
Instead of moving around the food just sitting in your freezer collecting ice, you should make room for the food you love and want to eat and perhaps consider storing in healthier food, not only frozen pizzas and leftovers. But, you first need to clean it before you give your freezer a healthy makeover. Unlike home makeovers that require getting help from the most reputable after-builders cleaning in London, you can tackle this chore by yourself if you follow our quick guide on how to clean your freezer and stock it up.
How to clean (out) your freezer
After you switch your freezer off, you can start with cleaning, purging and getting rid of the smells. Then:
- Empty the ice trays and wash them with mild soap and warm water
- Take out all the frozen food. Before you decide what foods you want to keep, think about the longevity of your favourite foods. Keep in mind that foods containing meat or fish shouldn’t be kept in a freezer for longer than six months, and vegetables and fruits longer than a year. After all, if you haven’t eaten something from your freezer over the past year, then you probably don’t want to eat it. Put foods you wish to keep in the cooler.
- Wash shelves and drawers. However, be careful because you have to wait for the parts to come to room temperature to avoid cracking. Use soapy, warm water.
- Wipe the inside using a homemade cleaning solution – you can use hot water with 2 tbsp. baking soda or vinegar. Use a sponge or microfiber cloth to remove dirt and food debris. If you have stubborn spots, let it soak in the solution for 10 minutes.
- Wipe down the outside of your freezer
After the inside is dry and the shelves and drawers are dry too, you can replace them inside.
Organise your freezer
Not that you have perfectly cleaned your freezer and got rid of foods you haven’t been able to recognise, it’s time to put some effort into organising it. Ask yourself this: how many times have you thrown out something from the freezer because it was too deep-frozen for you to remember what it is, let alone encourage you to eat it? To avoid such situations, perhaps you should consider investing in glass or plastic containers with solid lids. This way, your leftovers and other foods will be perfectly preserved. Not to mention glass containers are easy to clean.
Stock it up
The final step is stocking up on nourishing freezer meals and ingredients. Don’t forget, frozen options pack the same nutritional punch as fresh ones. The only difference is that frozen foods are ready very quickly.