You might remember during last week’s weigh in I shared that I was doing a belated spring clean. Not belated from this spring you understand, but from about 10 years ago.
It’s not just any ordinary spring clean though; nay, it’s a thorough, leave no stone or cupboard unturned clean.
Hence my question – what’s under your fridge?
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, yesterday Mr Green pulled out our fridge for me to clean underneath.
I was expecting cobwebs.
We had cobweb hammocks. Infact, we had rope made from cobwebs which could have supported the weight of a small child (and nearly did).
In amongst the detritus of zero waste life I also found some beads (now restored for future use), a yogurt pot lid (can be recycled at GHS), some money (not enough for early retirement, alas) and apart from grease and grime that was it.
Not quite as scary as I had anticipated. Nothing for the landfill and nothing a little elbow grease wouldn’t put right.
After that, I had to go inside the fridge for a clean as well. No point having a clean bottom if your face is dirty, eh?
There was no food waste I’m proud to say, unless you count the old brown crispy cauliflower leaf that was stuck to one of the shelves.
That’s now been fed to the compost heap.
The fridge magnets that have been bugging me for years have been dispatched to the charity donations box (which, goes the theory, means I can keep the fridge door clean) and my fridge is restored to it’s ‘Everything that needs using up is on the top shelf’ self.
All is good.
So far with my major house declutter I’ve not found anything which has swelled our landfill waste. But I’ve only done the bathroom and half the kitchen; so it’s early days.