Exhibit A. Mom's fridge.
My mom has poor eyesight due to a problem with her retinas so when I visit her I try and help her out with things she can't do such as properly clean her fridge.
I'm always amazed at the amount of stuff she has in there (and you should see her freezer!). If I were living alone there would be one piece of cheese, a chunk of butter, a liter of milk and not a whole lot more. I'm really glad that she cooks proper meals for herself though.
I like to take everything out when cleaning. Because there isn't a whole lot of space to put stuff I did the fridge door first and the interior after.
All the shelves and accessories went into the kitchen sink for a good soaking and scrubbing. I ended up not putting back quite a few of the accessories because they are in the way and I could tell mom didn't use them.
Then I turned my attention to the contents. Above you see everything that I discarded. Hint; if something greets you when you open the fridge door or if your veg have funny hair dos it's time to let them go. If the date says 1999 that could also be a clue.
When everything was nice and clean and I started putting the shelves back I left out a weird curved one. Just because the fridge designer thought it was a good idea doesn't mean you do. It was just in the way and meant that tall stuff ended up blocking the low jars which ended up going bad and expiring.
I love how there's now space in there for everything and that the shelves have been adjusted to accommodate the tall containers as well as the short. Mom was pleased too.
And what's with these photos by the way? I'm totally unable to use the point and shoot without getting blurred shots. So weird.
Anyways, I'm on my way back home again on the train. It was nice to see mom but I'm excited to go home. All those carpets, paintings and do-dad's of my mom's get to me after a few days. I need a huge dose of clutter free now.