There's just about a 'day' set aside to commemorate almost anything you can think of, and yes, it includes clean out the fridge.

Thursday November 15th is National Clean Out Your Fridge Day, and indeed, it came from an appliance company.

Clean Out Your Fridge Day dates back to 1999, when the marketing folks at Whirlpool came up with the idea. Their idea was honorable though. The premise was with the holidays coming up people were going to need more room in their fridge for holiday foods, supplies, stuff to feed everyone.

Whirlpool even had a hotline for a few years that gave people tips for the best ways to clean, where to clean, and even what to use to avoid damage to the unit. It has since been discontinued.

So take a gander in your fridge, throw out what you don't need, and don't feed it to the dogs. They might even get sick.  Here's what we're dealing with  at our five radio stations.