When : Always November 15th
Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day is today.
What's that in the back of the refrigerator!? I don't want to find out. Don't open it...... the odor may overwhelm you!!! Hold your breath, scrunch your nose if you must, and get to the task.
Everything in your refrigerator was once a fresh, healthy food, ready for your consumption. It may have been a tasty leftover, intended for later enjoyment. Unfortunately, over the course of weeks or more, things get pushed to the back of the refrigerator and slowly transform into something impossible to identify.
We've all run across items in the refrigerator that once were tasty food, But, now, they are some dried out, mold covered nasty, that you remove and dispose of at arms length.
Who wins the prize for the worst refrigerator surprises? Most often, it's workplace refrigerators.
Use this day to clean out your refrigerator, top to bottom. When it comes to food safety, we fall back to the old saying " When in doubt, throw it out!"
Origin of Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day:
We found references suggesting that Whirlpool Home Appliances was promoting Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. However, we went to their website and performed a search of it. They make no mention of this day.
Common speculation is that this day was created just in advance of Thanksgiving, to allow room for holiday leftovers.
I think this is a great day to do this in advance of the Thanksgiving leftovers.