Cleaning out the fridge

@T_gray (7821)
Salina, Kansas
January 18, 2016 9:28pm CST
OK, I admit it, I am obsessed with a clean fridge. I hate when left overs start building up in there. I don't like when my fridge starts getting stinky, for sure. Well I am pretty good at keeping it clean although I might slack every now and then. But the big thing is, I have a roommate!!! She is huge on going out to eat and having left overs. There will be left over boxes and pizza boxes in there for forever. I hate it for sure. The struggles of having roommates!! So from now on, once a week, that fridge is getting cleaned. And unless I know her leftovers are fairly new, they are getting thrown away. She's just going to have to deal with it, especially since she doesn't do any of the cleaning herself. That sounds fair right? That is my rant for the week. Do you have messy roommates? Are you as obsessed as me with keeping your fridge clean?
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@TRBRocks420 (75570)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Jan 16
Yes, I prefer to have everything clean and, organized, but it's not always an easy task with other people around.
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@T_gray (7821)
• Salina, Kansas
19 Jan 16
No, no it's not. But that is going to change. It's going to get cleaned weather she likes it or not.
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@TRBRocks420 (75570)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Jan 16
@T_gray lol glad to hear it, my personal fridge is clean, except good foods.
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@T_gray (7821)
• Salina, Kansas
19 Jan 16
@TRBRocks420 awesome, mine got cleaned toinght, so it's nice and clean now.
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@kevin1877uk (36975)
19 Jan 16
My roommates are ok and the fridge is ok too. I don't normally have much in my part and buy when I need. The store is only a few minutes walk away.
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@T_gray (7821)
• Salina, Kansas
19 Jan 16
That's how I am too, I buy when I need it. But I will have a few leftover's on Mondays sometimes.
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@kevin1877uk (36975)
19 Jan 16
@T_gray Leftover can be very nice and beside you don't have to cook much the next day :)
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@T_gray (7821)
• Salina, Kansas
19 Jan 16
@kevin1877uk That is very true. I wish she would just keep track of her leftovers better. Sometimes she will put them in there and never go back from them.
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• United States
19 Jan 16
That is fair once a week fridge cleaning! Where I used to work, they had fridge cleaning once a week. Any food left over (even new or containers) will be tossed out in the trash. There were signs alerting everyone so there was no excuses. Maybe leave a sign on the fridge
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@T_gray (7821)
• Salina, Kansas
19 Jan 16
haha, that is a good idea to leave a sign on the fridge.
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• United States
19 Jan 16
@T_gray Fair warning
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@T_gray (7821)
• Salina, Kansas
19 Jan 16
@infatuatedbby yup, exactly!!
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@JudyEv (121364)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jan 16
I think you're being very fair. I very rarely have anything nasty in my fridge.
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@T_gray (7821)
• Salina, Kansas
19 Jan 16
Awesome. Having nasty fridge is just, well, nasty
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@JudyEv (121364)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jan 16
@T_gray And purely because they're so nasty, I try to chuck out stuff before it gets to that stage.
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@Blondie2222 (21399)
• United States
21 Jan 16
I could never have a roommate because of that reason. I always clean my fridge out as well when it's just about empty. And when things get bad i throw them out i don't just wait. I hate having my fridge stink especially when you have family over and they go in your fridge also.
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@T_gray (7821)
• Salina, Kansas
21 Jan 16
There's nothing like a clean fridge. And I so wish I didn't need a roommate. Funny thing is she was only supposed to be a temporary roommate. That was about two years ago. Now shes just grown on me.
• United States
20 Jan 16
No roomates here but I do like a clean fridge. I hate when those containers start growing mold when they've been there forever. Today is my day to clean out my freezer and see what's hiding at the bottom
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@T_gray (7821)
• Salina, Kansas
21 Jan 16
If it gets any kind of mold, the container gets thrown away right along with it. That just freaks me out too much. Unless it's my glass containers. Of course I have been doing really well with things not collecting mold lately.
@Vjvals (935)
• Roseville, California
19 Jan 16
Most room mates are hard to deal with and yes I like everything clean
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@T_gray (7821)
• Salina, Kansas
19 Jan 16
She is very hard to deal with but luckily we get along well for the most part
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@marlina (72758)
• Canada
19 Jan 16
No roommates here. We do not keep a messy fridge as we both can't stand that.
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@T_gray (7821)
• Salina, Kansas
19 Jan 16
That's awesome
@Platespinner (16524)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
19 Jan 16
I try to clean my fridge out regularly. My chickens are very happy when I do since they get mostl of the discards.
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@T_gray (7821)
• Salina, Kansas
19 Jan 16
Lucky chickens!!
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@boiboing (12198)
• Northampton, England
19 Jan 16
Fridges can cause friction in shared homes.
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@T_gray (7821)
• Salina, Kansas
19 Jan 16
That is true. A lot of things can. Luckily we get along pretty well
@UncleJoe (9751)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
19 Jan 16
I only clean my fridge when penicillin starts growing on the leftovers.
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@T_gray (7821)
• Salina, Kansas
19 Jan 16
Good way to stay healthy I guess.
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@GardenGerty (98194)
• United States
19 Jan 16
I am obsessed with thinking about cleaning my fridge. I need to get it done then I will put it on a regular schedule. She needs to date her leftovers. That way she will avoid food poisoning. Needs to be eaten or thrown or frozen in four days. I portion up and freeze all of our leftovers that I am not using the next day.
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@T_gray (7821)
• Salina, Kansas
19 Jan 16
oh she is no where near responsible like that. She hardly even goes back and eats them. I don't even know why she puts them in there. She's just silly like that.
@amnabas (9906)
• Karachi, Pakistan
19 Jan 16
I too get rid of leftovers and give them to our maid.
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@T_gray (7821)
• Salina, Kansas
19 Jan 16
That's a good way to not let them go to waste.