Cleaning out your fridge for the new year

(ABC News) — The new year is a great time for new beginnings.

While you may consider giving yourself a new makeover, think about giving one to your refrigerator and freezer too!

Check all of the “use by” and expiration dates on dairy products and eggs.

It also may be time to let go of the old block of cheese and chip or veggie dip too. Some condiments can even become contaminated with bacteria even if the product says they’re good for up to six months in the refrigerator.

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Consider everyone in the home using them and how many times they’ve had their hands in the fridge when sick. The same goes for the freezer.

That pint of ice cream you’ve been meaning to get to can go bad after awhile.

Finally, don’t forget about cleaning products.

That multi-surface cleaner may get the job done, but do you really want your food even close to chemicals?

Try using vinegar for a cleaning solution to avoid any chemical contamination.

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