So this isn't really a project. It's more of a spur of the moment type thing. The freezer part of our refrigerator was waaay too cold, while the fridge part wasn't cold enough. We didn't really know what to do, so we figured we might as well try defrosting the whole thing and starting fresh. This was also a great opportunity to do some cleaning. Needless to say, there were some nasty things in there.
We threw all the freezer items in a large cooler. The rest either went in the trash, or into one of four mini-fridges we have in the house. This picture is from about halfway through the process. You can see that it could use a good cleaning.
I think doing at least one fridge cleaning like this is a pretty good idea. It's too soon to say if it will fix the temperature problem, but at least we'll have a clean fridge. It will certainly make cleaning at the end of the year a lot easier.
Gross item awards:
1. Partially separated mayonnaise.
2. Old packets of deli meat.
3. Five jars of old pickles.