BrightNest's mission is to make homeowners happy.

FREE, START NOW

BrightNest's mission is to make homeowners happy.

Our tips and tools will shape up your home & simplify your life.

Clean the Top of Your Refrigerator

Large_screen_shot_2014-01-19_at_5.55.03_pm

WHY DO THIS?


When was the last time you took a peek at the top of your refrigerator? If you can't remember when you last cleaned this forgotten area of your home, there's a good chance dust, dirt and grease have been making themselves comfortable up there. It's time to change that! Get rid of the dust and grime with this simple process.

15 MINUTES
EASY

What You'll Need:

  • step ladder
  • two clean cloths
  • disinfectant spray

How To:

Photo: West Elm

  1. 1

    Grab a step ladder. Out of sight, out of mind is usually true – especially when it comes to pesky chores like cleaning the top of your fridge. To make cleaning easier, and to keep an eye on the dust collecting on top of your fridge, we recommend using a compact step ladder.

  2. 2

    Remove and clean any objects. If the top of your fridge is covered in dust, chances are the items sitting on top of the fridge need to cleaned, too! Remove these items, give them a good dusting and set them aside.

  3. 3

    Dust with a clean cloth. Now that you have a clear view of the fridge surface, it’s time to dust! Grab a clean cloth (we recommend using a microfiber cloth) and wipe away any dust.

  4. 4

    Disinfect and wipe with a second cloth. Grab a second clean cloth and spritz it with a disinfectant cleaner. Then, wipe down the top of the refrigerator. When you’re finished, rearrange (or or find a new place for) the items you previously took down. That’s it! Pro Tip: To make this chore easier the second time around, place some adhesive shelf liner on top of your fridge. Next time, just clean the liner!

comments powered by Disqus
Already a member? Sign In

WELCOME TO

BRIGHTNEST

Take our 60 second Home Quiz to

unlock custom tips and local offers!

Which of these do you have in your house?

(Please select all that apply)

KIDS
PETS
NEITHER

What else do you take care of?

(Please select all that apply)

EXTERIOR
POOL
BASEMENT
LAWN/GARDEN
GARAGE
ATTIC

Does your home have a...?

A/C
BOILER
FURNACE
WATER HEATER

What kind of tips do you want for your home?

SAVVY
CLEAN
GREEN
HEALTHY
HANDY
CREATIVE

You're almost done!

Sign up below to see your custom tips.

Next