National Clean Out Your Fridge Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Tuesday, November 15th. There are until the next observance.

📆 When is National Clean Out Your Fridge Day?

This year, National Clean Out Your Fridge Day is on November 15th. It is the 3rd Tuesday in November; in 2023, it is on Wednesday.

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Did you know: It is said that not filling or overfilling freezers consumes more power.

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📜 History of National Clean Out Your Fridge Day

From 1911 through 1922, technical developments in residential freezers and refrigeration technology accelerated at a rate surpassed only by cellphones. It wasn’t until 1927 that GE introduced the “Monitor Top,” a nod to the Civil War-era armored cruiser, the USS Monitor. This model sold nearly a million copies on its own.

Separate freeze box units, in addition to the standard refrigerator, were not invented until postwar America. Then, in the 1970s and 1980s, other improvements contributed to the creation of the combination model we see today.

Regardless of the type of refrigerator they owned over the years, everyone was responsible for cleaning it out. Cleaning a refrigerator is something that most Americans can relate to, whether it’s the rotten oranges, the brown bananas, or the milk you forgot about.

There is no clear explanation for how Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day came to be. The Whirlpool Corporation is widely credited with initiating this practice, which gradually spread across the country.

It is thought that the corporation planned for the day to be observed on the third Wednesday of each month, but the day took on its own life. Whirlpool later commemorated Clean Out Your Refrigerator Week, but the date had become fixed.

Cleaning out the refrigerator is a major job, and it’s natural for people to put it off. Having one day to clean the fridge thoroughly is helpful because it makes cleaning it every day easier.

Refrigerators are vital in today’s American home, yet they are sometimes overlooked. They hold all of our food, which is why they must be cleaned on a regular basis. If food is allowed to spoil in a refrigerator, germs can spread and damage all of the food contained in it.

A refrigerator that is excessively full will not run as efficiently and will consume more energy. Throwing out food that has gone bad or that you don’t intend to consume on a regular basis goes a long way. Spills must be cleaned up as they occur, and now is a good opportunity to inspect what’s in the freezer section.

A cleaning session is an excellent opportunity to assess how well your refrigerator is working and whether it needs any maintenance. With Clean Your Refrigerator Day right before the holidays, now is the time to make sure everything is set for Thanksgiving!

☑️ National Clean Out Your Fridge Day facts

The U.S. uses a lot of refrigerators
Every year, around 8 million refrigerators are sold in the United States.

Colorful refrigerators are fairly new
Until the 1950s, most refrigerators were white.

They took a while to become popular
When refrigerators were initially introduced in the 1930s, just 8% of houses possessed one.

Things to do on National Clean Out Your Fridge Day

Give far too much heavy-handed and serious notice
Nobody wants to go to lunch and find their beloved turkey and Swiss cheese sandwich has been tossed away with the fuzzy spaghetti that was last handled a month ago. The technique for commemorating National Clean Out Your Fridge Day is to deliver a succession of increasingly ominous and deadly serious-sounding notices. You could print out a picture of a nuclear mushroom cloud and tape it to the fridge with the words “Days to National Clean Out Your Fridge Day,” counting down the days each day.Send an email to everyone in the company, including your boss. If it’s your roommates, send a series of group SMS in the days leading up to the event.

Help a friend or family member
Cleaning out a refrigerator might be difficult, so go ahead and provide a hand.

Actually clean out the fridge
If you’ve made a big enough fuss out of it, you could even have enlisted some help clearing out the fridge by the time the big day arrives. To avoid wasting electricity, cleaning your fridge apparently requires “warm, soapy water” and “a sponge,” as well as disconnecting it if you intend to leave the door open for an extended period of time.But, after all, you’ve spent so much time and effort on the marketing that perhaps one of your friends or coworkers will be better with the specifics. It’s only fair to distribute the effort.

📅 National Clean Out Your Fridge Day Observances

2023 November 15 Wednesday
2024 November 15 Friday
2025 November 15 Saturday
2026 November 15 Sunday
2027 November 15 Monday

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