It's time to clean out the fridge and freshen things up.
First, turn the temperature control knob inside the fridge to “off” and take everything out of the fridge. Throw away any food that is moldy, outdated or spoiled. Take all removable parts out of the fridge, including shelves, wire racks and drawers. Clean all the parts with warm and soapy water. Wipe any food matter out of the drawers. It is better to hand-wash the shelves, wire racks and drawers, then rinse them in warm water. Use paper towels to dry the shelves, wire racks and drawers. Remove any food matter from the bottom of the fridge.
Wash the inside of the fridge using a sponge or dishcloth and the warm soapy water. Do not forget to clean the compartments and door racks. Rinse the inside of the fridge with a sponge and clean warm water.
For odor control, use an old folk’s recipe, baking soda. Mix it with vinegar and water, apply and rinse. Replace all shelves, wire racks and drawers. Wash the outside of the refrigerator and the gasket (rubber molding around the door) with warm, soapy water; rinse and wipe dry.
Turn the temperature control knob inside the refrigerator back to the recommended setting. Return the food to the refrigerator, first wiping off any bottles or jars that are sticky.