When it comes to maintaining home appliances, putting in a little work today can help prevent major problems down the line. Taking just a few extra minutes on upkeep can extend the lives of your most expensive possessions.

Though you may work very hard to clean your home, there’s a good chance that no matter how hard you try, you’re still missing hard-to-find spots. Take for instance, your fridge. Most people are unaware of all of the dust collecting in their condensing unit. However, if you perform this easy cleaning technique once a month, you’ll greatly improve the efficiency and life of your fridge.

Who knew that a little dirt could diminish the life span of your fridge? I know I’ll be vacuuming my fridge as soon as I get home tonight.

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