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It’s not leftovers that are wasteful, but those who either don’t know what to do with them or can’t be bothered.

Julian Baggini

Ok, that may be a little harsh but let’s face it, there isn’t a huge amount of things you can do with certain leftovers, and sometimes you forget about them in the face of a fresher meal! When you forget about those leftovers, you can rest assured they certainly haven’t forgotten about you. Instead, they sit lurking in the back of the refrigerator waiting for you to delve into its darkest corners and unleash the disgusting rotten mess that lurks within those Tupperware sarcophagi. Haunted Refrigerator Night is time for you to don your protective gear, grab your proton pack, and bust the ghosts of dinners past that still lurk in your refrigerator.

History of Haunted Refrigerator Night

This holiday is one of the grand march of holidays created by Thomas & Ruth Roy of Wellcat Holidays & Herbs. Tom and his wife decided that the best time to tackle the frightening depths of their refrigerator was the night before Halloween, and there they started a long history of tradition where they would face these dangers each year. We know that digging into your refrigerator can be overwhelming, even frightening, but that’s no reason to let those items continue to fester.

While it would be best for people to make a habit of using the contents of their refrigerator throughout the year, or at least clean it out a little more often, we all know that isn’t going to happen. Every day we indulge in delicious meals and stash their remains with fond hopes of lunch tomorrow, dinner tomorrow night, or even a leftovers night on Friday, and yet they continue to sit and fester for months on end in the back of the refrigerator.

Until Haunted Refrigerator Night, when it’s time to finally set those lost souls free.

How to Celebrate Haunted Refrigerator Night

Haunted Refrigerator Night is best celebrated by cleaning out the horrors that live deep within your icebox. Be sure to bring a medical mask, copious garbage bags, and if you’re brave a container of cleaners to try to restore the Tupperware to a usable state. Honestly, though you’ll probably be safer by just tossing the whole thing into the garbage, who wants to chance that smell sticking around? You can finish off Haunted Refrigerator Night with a vow (we both know you won’t keep) to start using your leftovers more in the year to come.

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