National Clean Out Your Fridge Day

November 15th


National Clean Out Your Fridge Day, was created in 1999 by economists at Whirlpool to remind refrigerator owners to rid cluttered refrigerators of expired, smelly, and potentially deadly foods before the holidays. In the year 2000, a few people started to take notice. They wrote blogs and small magazine articles on this little known national holiday.

Reasons to Celebrate National Clean Out Your Fridge Day

It's healthy. Cleaning out your fridge can prevent diseases like Sal manila and food poisoning. It's easier to store leftovers from Thanksgiving and Christmas. It prevents future messes. If you have a cluttered fridge, you may end up with spills and messes from trying to stuff all that food into such a small space.