New beginnings, nicer weather and brighter days are all things that come with Spring, so it’s only natural that we would want our homes to feel clean and fresh. ‘Tis the season to refresh our homes, welcome Spring and get ready for the beautiful weather. So today for you I have How to Spring Clean Your Kitchen!
The Kitchen just happens to be the center of most homes. Being as the kitchen is usually the most heavily trafficked room in the house, it is often a target for grime, dust, and general buildup.
Start your Spring Cleaning by making sure that you are focusing on the basic zones of your kitchen, and then move forward to the more in-depth cleaning tasks.
Choose Your Cleaning Products
Take the time to plan out what products you are going to use to clean your kitchen. Using Lemon is a natural, eco-friendly approach to cleaning. Don’t throw away those squeezed lemon halves you used in recipes- instead, run them over your cutting board or countertops to clean and deodorize them. You can also use Vinegar or Baking Soda for many cleaning applications.
Gather Your Tools
Get all the tools you will need to clean your kitchen ready and organized. The following items can make cleaning easier and faster.
- A trash can or recycling bin
- Cleaning cloths
- Cleaning products
- Rubber gloves
- Boxes/Bags for Tidying
- Empty the Sink
- Start the cleaning process with an empty sink. Wash and dry all dirty dishes and ensure you put them away.
Declutter by removing any items you no longer use and the garbage laying around. Use one of the bags/boxes to hold items that need to be put away in other rooms, the second bag/box to put items that you can donate and the third to gather any extra garbage.
Wash the Curtains
Take all the curtains down from the windows and transport them to the laundry room to wash.
Start from the Top
Start working from top to bottom. Starting from the top will ensure that you aren’t stirring up any dust and putting it all over freshly cleaned surfaces.
- Dust the ceiling fan. Kitchen fans have a tendency to get quite greasy, so it’s not a bad idea to clean each blade individually to avoid it from catching and holding on to that dust.
- Polish the glass on any picture frames and dust the tops.
- Start dusting top to bottom by starting with the ceiling and then moving on to the shelves, corners, walls, cupboards and then baseboards.
- Clean light fixtures.
- Degrease the tops of cupboards.
Clean Drawers and Cupboards
Go through one drawer and cupboard at a time, removing everything and cleaning the inside. Remove all expired and all unwanted items and sort them into the trash or donation boxes. After you have cleaned the interior of the drawers and cupboards, move on to wiping down the outside and the handles. Don’t forget the hinges as it’s easy for grease and dust to collect there.
Small Appliances and Counter Tops
Rinse and Scrub out the sink, then fill with warm and soapy water.
- Remove everything (including small appliances) that is placed on top of the counters. Clean them with the warm, soapy water.
- Wipe down all small appliances before returning them to their spot on the counter.
- Clean out your microwave.
- Tackle the Large Tasks.
- Wash the Kitchen Curtains.
- Clean down the top of the stove.
- Clean the inside of the stove.
- Wipe down fronts and sides of large appliances.
- Clean the dishwasher.
- Clean out the freezer and refrigerator.
- Wash the Baseboards.
- Clean the Garbage Can.
- Take the kitchen garbage out and give the trash can a deep clean, a lot of gunk can accumulate in the bottom of it.
- Return washed and dried curtains to the windows.
- Put the cleaned garbage can back in its spot in the kitchen.
- Sweep, vacuum and mop the floor.
Now you can marvel at how beautiful your newly cleaned kitchen is. Happy Spring!
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