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Tips to Keep Your Fridge Smelling Fresh

January 27, 2019 2 min read

Tips to Keep Your Fridge Smelling Fresh

Do you know how they say that the interior of a fridge says a lot about the owner? Well... It might not be a famous saying yet, but if you want a fridge smelling fresh every day, you can follow these simple tips.

Truth is that most people don't know how to use their fridges and simply put things randomly on different shelves and compartments. If you want to better preserve your food, and avoid any sort of contamination, you can begin by rearranging things and keeping a certain level of organization.

1. The Temperature of Your Fridge

A normal fridge (or the kind that most people have at home) should have a temperature between 1 or 4 degrees Celsius. Anything lower than that would consume an unnecessary amount of energy. At 5 degrees or more, your food will last less time.

Food spoilage is one of the main reasons why fridges start to smell, and some items should be kept in a freezer instead. The ideal temperature for a freezer is -18 degrees Celsius.

2. Keep It Clean

This is kind of a no-brainer, right? Nevertheless, there's no harm in reminding you that you should keep it all clean to avoid food contamination and bad smells. Once a week you should take things off the shelves and compartments to clean the interior of your fridge with a sponge and some dish detergent.

We spill things all the time in our fridges, and most of the times we leave it like that for days. Even if your food comes and goes every couple of days, and nothing goes bad, if you don't clean up the spills, things will start to look messy and unsanitary. Spills will create smells just like spoiled food.

3. Be Organized

This is another point where most people fail. You should organize your fridge in a way that the oldest food is kept up front, and the newer/fresher food in the back. If you do that you'll be able to keep track of things, and you'll always know which food you should eat next. This is a great way to prevent good spoilage, bad smells, and food contamination.

4. Use Baking Soda

This is one of the most useful and versatile ingredients that can be found in most kitchens. At Shape meets Color you can find a cute little item that will help you keep your fridge smelling fresh all the time: Chill Mom.

Simple fill her up with baking soda and place it in a centric space inside your fridge. Chill Mom will absorb odors and your food will taste fresher for a longer time. This useful item is reusable, dishwasher safe and will look great in your fridge.


Chill Mom is one of those products that we all should have in our kitchen to make our lives much easier.  You can get it anytime and anywhere... At SHAPE meets COLOR we offer free shipping worldwide!