But there’s one more fridge tip that requires thinking outside the icebox: replacing your water filter.
The suggested regimen is replacing your water filter every six months.
Why is this important? A few unpleasant things will happen if you neglect this twice-a-year task.
1. Your water will contain higher amounts of chemicals (such as pesticides), metals (such as lead) and even pieces of the filter itself (which’ll leave a nasty black layer at the bottom of your drinking glass).
2. Your water will pour slower from your fridge faucet, which is really annoying if you’re filling water glasses for a family dinner.
3. Your ice will get cloudy, which is not a good look for cocktails.
There you have it! If it’s been a while (or forever) since you last changed your fridge’s water filter, refresh yourself on the process with this step-by-step guide.