Cleaning the refrigerator is one of my least favorite domestic chores. With no plans for the holiday and being behind in domestic responsibilities due to my recuperation, I decided I just needed to buck it up and get the job done. For two people, we sure do keep a lot of food in the fridge!
One way I try to keep things neat, is by using cheap plastic cutting board sheets from Dollar Tree. Sold two to a package, I can protect a decent amount of shelf space with three packages. It's pretty easy to pull them out, wipe them down, then put them back in place. Or if you are too lazy to do that, it's also easy to pull them out before you have guests and don't have the energy to wipe down the shelves.
Aldi had refrigerator shelf liners today for $3.99 and there are three to a pack. These are more of a synthetic water proof material that you can wash. I used them mainly to line to produce drawers and shelves on the doors. It was easy to cut them down to size.
This was not an especially fun way to spend this major holiday, but I have to do what I can with days off. After being out on disability for four weeks, I did not feel right taking a long weekend. It wasn't fun but at least we're not horrified when we look in the fridge.