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Clean up now to prevent post-holiday surprises

Thursday, December 13, 2018


The Office of Facilities Management suggests cleaning break rooms before the winter break.

• Wipe down and clean out break rooms or common areas of any food items or candy to keep from attracting insects.

• Empty the refrigerator and turn off the ice maker. 

• Remove all perishable items from the refrigerator and freezer. Check all expiration dates and dispose if expired.

• Clean the inside of the refrigerator. Wipe down the drawers, shelves, sides, and floor of the fridge. Dry thoroughly.

• Place baking soda, a bowl of dried oats, or a shallow bowl of dry, fresh coffee grounds and crumbled newspaper inside the refrigerator to combat mildew, mold, and bad odor. When you return, remove newspapers and oats/coffee grounds and wipe down the drawers and sides.