It made sense …

… until I really read it!

Last week there was an article in the paper that suggested a refrigerator could be cleaned in 20 minutes.  That certainly caught my attention, because keeping the inside of our refrigerator clean has never been a 20 minute job for me.

The author did a minute-by-minute run-down of how this could be accomplished.  As I scanned through her list, it didn’t strike me as unrealistic … until I got to what she suggested you would do during Minutes 16 and 17 “Plug in the refrigerator.  Returned the drawers.  Put the food back in, wiping down jars and bottles.”  In two minutes?  Really?

I’m pretty sure this article is only realistic instruction for refrigerators that have about a tenth of what is in ours. There probably should have been a disclaimer on the article that it for the refrigerators of singles who eat out most of the time.

I should have known it was too good to be true.  I’ve got to close now … and go spend a half day cleaning the refrigerator.  Two minutes … really?  Sigh.  Not a chance.

6 Responses to It made sense …

  1. C. Beth says:

    Looking at your refrigerator photo makes me feel like I’m at home! 🙂 (Well, yours is cleaner than mine. And next time I clean mine…it’ll take longer than 20 minutes.)

    I particularly like the cantaloupe that ALMOST appears to be levitating between two other things.

  2. Linda says:

    Too funny. My poor refrigerator doesn’t get cleaned as often as it should. Let’s see now…how long have we owned it? 🙂

  3. Hilary says:

    Not a chance. Twenty minutes would just about cover the removal of everything.

    I laughed at C. Beth’s comment about your melon.

  4. Sandra says:

    Beth — I’m sure you’re wrong. I DO have my limits, and one of them is no levitating in the fridge! 🙂

    Linda — I think I remember you telling me you cleaned your fridge about the same time as the last time you loaded your dishwasher with your fine china. 🙂

    Amen, Hilary. btw, Hubby was appalled that I would publish a picture of our refrigerator. I guess it’s all about comparisons. This looks good to me, because it HAS been alot fuller and messier!

    Beth and Hilary — Hubby and I discussed the levitating melon and have decided it is the angle of the picture that makes it look like that. 🙂

  5. carlahoag says:

    20 minutes? Not likely – unless, as you say it’s a non-cooking singles refrigerator AND they do it every week so it doesn’t have a chance to actually need cleaning.

    Our sons’ (they share a house) refrigerator fits this bill. And believe it or not, it is clean.

    I’m afraid they never saw their mother cleaning the frig every week. Although they did see me defrosting the freezer because for years we had one that was not frost-free. Whew. Glad those days are over.

    Boy, Sandra, yours is really clean. Wow.

  6. Sandra says:

    Carla — Welllll, this is pretty clean for me, because I don’t clean mine very often either! I remember the freezers that had to be defrosted. They were the pits weren’t they. Not EVERYTHING was better in the good ol’ days! 🙂

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