Putting Toilet Paper in the Fridge? What’s All the Fuss About?

The Secret Weapon for a Fresh Kitchen

Social media is the perfect place to share wild ideas—like putting toilet paper in the fridge, for some reason. But why are people doing it, and what’s the point? Let’s look a little closer.

The Secret Weapon for a Fresh Kitchen?

According to Ruiz Asri, the genius behind Honest Food Talks, it’s all about toilet paper’s super-absorbent powers. You see, fridges can get a bit moist, leading to mildew and unfriendly smells. Hence, toilet paper comes to the rescue! It soaks up that extra moisture and those not-so-nice odors, keeping things fresh and clean.

It turns out, that people have been talking about this since around 2015, but the real toilet paper fridge trend, especially as an odor warrior, kicked into high gear in the last year or so. Who would have thought that toilet paper would become a TikTok trend?!

Does it Work? A Real Testimonial

It does work but with a little twist. While toilet paper can soak up those funky odors, other tricks might be even better. Some options are more efficient, take up less space, and won’t raise eyebrows when friends come over.

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Amy, the person behind AmyandRose.com, gave ‘The TP Technique’ a shot when her fridge started smelling like fish! But did it work? “In my experience, somewhat,” she says. But most importantly, it’s important to note that this is a quick fix, not a permanent solution.

How to Banish Fridge Odors

If you’re looking for more lasting ways to combat fridge odors without the toilet paper trick, here are some alternatives: timeless solutions that guarantee a fresh-smelling refrigerator.

  • Baking Soda – for neutralizing acidic odors. Just replace it every three months.
  • Black Cumin Seed Oil – This essential oil has a deodorizing effect. Mix five drops with dish soap, apply inside the fridge, and let it sit for two hours.
  • Activated Charcoal – Like toilet paper, activated charcoal captures odor-causing particles. Use it in powder form, pre-cut filters, or as fabric. Replace monthly.
  • Vanilla Extract – For a sweet-smelling fridge, soak a cotton ball in vanilla extract and place it inside!
  • UV Light Purifier – High-tech and effective, UV light filters destroy bacteria and molds. Some refrigerators come with UV deodorizing filters, providing a fresh and safe storage environment!
  • Crumpled Newspaper and Charcoal – For a budget-friendly deep clean, use crumpled newspaper and crushed charcoal to absorb stubborn odors in your fridge or freezer.

Choose the one that suits your style, and say goodbye to unpleasant fridge smells, welcoming a continuous wave of freshness into your kitchen! Hooray!