Day 2: Fridge and Microwave! #31DaysToClean - Sarah Mae
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Day 2: Fridge and Microwave! #31DaysToClean


Le Fridge

I’m not showing you my microwave because I still have my dignity. Which is surprising when I think about the other pictures you’ve seen (and will see). 

I love cleaning out my fridge.

I mean, I don’t like cleaning it, as in washing it down, but I love actually purging the old things, the moldy things, and moving along with a clean slate, ready and open for non-expired food.

Here we go.

Let’s Do This!

  • Quickly take care of any dishes and mess (this should only take 10 minutes or so if you cleaned it yesterday!)
  • Open up the fridge, thank the Lord for the abundance of food you have and for making so much of it taste good, and then begin the purge!
  • Get rid of everything expired or old or smelly.
  • Once that’s done, take everything out and wash down the interior. When that’s finished, organize all your food back into the fridge.
  • Breathe a deep sigh of joy. Your fridge is clean. Praise the Lord!
  • For the microwave, put some sliced lemons in a bowl of water and microwave it for 2-3 minutes to loosen up the food inside. Then wash it down and get her clean! Don’t forget to wash the exterior!

BY THE WAY! Today is the LAST day to enter the ePantry giveaway for $130 in cleaning supplies! GO GO GO! It ends at 4pm EST!

After Pics!

The Microwave…


I know you have no point of reference because there was no before picture, but just know this: It.Was.Bad.

Onto the fridge…


Everything out!




So this was one of the gems I found in there.


I love my CLEAN FRIDGE!!!! Oooh, that quac salsa looks good…

The Online Friends Who Clean Together, Stay Together

Or something like that.

If you want to join the challenge using your social media channels, use the hashtag #31DaysToClean. I’ll be posting updates on my Facebook page, Instagram account, and Twitter account! Also, if you are blogging through the challenge, feel free to leave the direct link to your blog post in the comments!

Love, SM

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  • Jean

    The timing for this challenge was perfect! I started yesterday and I’m really excited about today’s challenge since it coincides with a grocery store day for me. I’m not excited about cleaning the fridge but at least I’ll have the extra motivation of knowing I’ll have a clean and clear place for my groceries (not how it usually works around here).

    • Sarah Mae

      Perfect! 🙂

  • Victoria

    Just so you know, I REALLY detest cleaning my fridge. So, when I saw that was the assignment today I groaned. However, I just finished and I am SO glad that my least favorite job is done and I have a beautiful refrigerator now. Thank you!

    • Sarah Mae

      Me too! But good for you, you did it! 🙂

  • Lezlie Ellis

    Cleaning the fridge ranks right up there with cleaning toilets but I got it done, again with the help of my husband. Had church tonight so didn’t get started until 8:30 pm and it took an hour including the microwave. Didn’t get to folding last night’s laundry but that’s ok. At least it’s clean. It’s amazing what I can get done when I turn off the TV!

    • Sarah Mae

      Good for you! And yay for helpful husbands!!!!

  • KimQuinn

    As late as it is I did finally finish. I got REALLY sidetracked and made 2 mixes, some muffins, and a pie. Oh well. The fridge did get tidied. It was a timely task Sarah.

  • mnmlchc

    Cleaning the fridge is really therapeutic. Since downsizing to a new much smaller fridge, we’ve been really keeping an eye on the things we really need and actually eat (minimalism!) If you clean often, you soon realise what are ‘optimistic’ purchases that keep getting thrown out and what are the staples/go-to foods.

  • Amy Tilson

    Okay, friend, I took off the metal vent filters from the bottom of the micro that doubles as the hood. ICK!!! We’ve lived hear a year and a half and I’m a good Southern gal that fries stuff. did I say ICK already? I didn’t get the fridge finished, but it isn’t really that bad anyway. So thanks so much for this challenge.

  • Bridgette

    It’s so much easier (and quicker!!!!) to clean your fridge when it is almost empty because it’s time to go grocery shopping again!

    And I lucked out today – I don’t have a microwave, so I didn’t have to clean that. (But on oven day – it will take a while).

  • BrendaStr

    I prefer to clean mine a shelf or two a week. It keeps the temp from
    dropping too far by having the door open for too long, and it’s less
    overwhelming. I’m more inclined to stay on top of it this way too. As
    for products in the fridge, I clean only with water, vinegar and/or
    baking soda. We’ve gotta eat the items in there, and bleach doesn’t
    sound appetizing.

    Cleaning Services Cleaners Ltd.

  • Christina S.

    Hey, Sarah! I thought I’d share with you my mission statement that I developed in working through your “Martha Home, Mary Way” Day 2 (“Define Your Vision”) “Mary Challenge.” Here it is! “My mission as a homemaker is to make my home a pleasant sanctuary, a haven of safety and refreshment as an extension of myself, for the sake of love—to foster deep life, peace, joy, and creativity in others and myself by creating a beautiful, open, safe, clean, hospitable, organized, efficient, merry, and Christ-centered home in which people feel special, served, and inspired.” Now to print, decorate, and put it up above my kitchen sink! =) I’m encouraged by you, Sarah! I hope reading this encourages you! With you in the fellowship of the Easy Yoke, Christina Soukup

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