Take your freezer from filthy to flawless in just 20 minutes.

Here’s what you’ll need: Dr. Bronner’s peppermint soap, Make It Yourself Cleaner container by Spring Clean, Fridge It Cube by Innofresh, rubber gloves, a large cooler, a sponge, a rag, rubbing alcohol, a plastic spatula, white vinegar, dish soap, and paper towels.

  • Minutes 1 to 3: Unplug the refrigerator. Put on rubber gloves. Empty the ice from the freezer trays into a large cooler. Scrub the trays with water, liquid soap, and a sponge. Set aside to dry.
  • Minutes 4 to 7: Unload the freezer. Ditch anything that has expired or is freezer-burned and covered in ice crystals. Put the rest in the cooler.
  • Minutes 8 to 11 Remove the drawers and detachable shelves and place them in the sink. Scrub them well with soap, water, and a sponge. Set aside to dry.Note: Most freezers defrost every 8 to 12 hours. If yours has more than ¼ inch of ice on the base or walls, manually defrost it. Before proceeding to the next step, dip a rag in rubbing alcohol, then cover the ice. Chip away frost with a plastic spatula.
  • Minutes 12 to 13: Follow the premeasured spray bottle to make a cleaner from 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 teaspoon dish soap. Shake to blend.
  • Minutes 14 to 17: Douse the interior with the cleaner. Wipe down the walls and shelves with paper towels.
  • Minutes 18 to 20: Plug the unit back in. Hang or place the odor fighter in the back. Return the shelves and food.
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