Cleaning the Office Refrigerator: It’s a nasty job

As I was performing valuable social media research on twitter yesterday (aka: procrastinating) I saw a tweet saying, ” Fun times. I get to clean out the office fridge today.” And my heart immediately went out to the tweeter.

cleaning the office refrigerator

For haven’t we all seen the scary, hazardous state of office refrigerators everywhere?

disgusting office refrigerator

grossest office fridge i’ve ever seen. {shudder}

After further “research” I found an entire tumblr site dedicated to the nasty things found in office refrigerators … Like this …

… and far worse. Warning: Visit containerspore.tumblr.com at your own risk!

What if you find yourself assigned the title of Indiana “Office Refrigerator” Jones, like poor Connie in this cartoon?

Thankfully, Food Safety.gov has put together some helpful guidelines to help prevent your office refrigerator from become a hazmat zone in the first place.

Office Refrigerator Safety Guidelines

    • Keep your refrigerator at 40° or lower since refrigeration slows bacterial growth.
    • Create a schedule to throw out perishable foods left in the refrigerator once a week.
    • Wipe up spills immediately.
    • Keep an open box of baking soda in the refrigerator to absorb odors.
    • Share the responsibility.office refrigerator note

In a future blog post we’ll have to share more  of the hilarious employee-created signs out there, shaming their co-workers into cleaning up after themselves. Clearly, there are a lot of nasty office refrigerators out there!

For now, though, it’s time to dive into your dirty fridge. You can do it! You will need:

The Official Clean-Out-The-Office-Fridge Kit

What else should the official Clean-Out-The-Office-Fridge Kit contain? Let me know what we should add to the kit!

♥ Tina

 

 

 



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Cleaning the Office Refrigerator: It’s a nasty job — 12 Comments

  1. Great read. Few days ago, I actually read an article that scientists measured there are more bacteria on the office table than in the bathroom (at home). Their advice is to take a wet cloth and clean the table at least once in 2-3 days. I will definitely follow it. And I believe that office refrigerator is even worse (I remember when we found food 5-6 months old).

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  6. Fridges can easily get overcrowded and finding things can become a laborious task. You can easily achieve the following two things if you use little baskets or containers. First, finding things in the fridge will become easier. Second, you’ll end up saving a lot of time when you are cleaning the fridge since you just need to lift out the containers. Individual baskets for different items, such as meats and cheeses, make it much easier to keep things organized.

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