The kitchen is the central hub in most homes, for anything from cooking and entertaining to afterschool homework and crafts. It can be the busiest, most well-loved room in your home but this means that it can get messy before you know it. Spring cleaning the kitchen can be a dreaded task, one that feels next to impossible with all the baked-on grease, crumbs in the cracks and dust on top of appliances. We are here with our tips and tricks to make your spring cleaning in the kitchen experience slightly less daunting and possibly even enjoyable. First things first, put on your comfiest clothes and crank up your favourite playlist!
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To keep things as efficient as possible, it is best to work from the top of your kitchen to the bottom. Start by removing everything from your cabinets. Yes, everything. Give all sides of the shelves and doors a thorough wipe, use a toothpick with a cloth around one end to get into the edges. Throw away any items that are no longer useful to you such as containers without a lid or lids without a container. Set aside extra or unwanted kitchen tools for donating. Organize like pots and pans together and assign each a section in the cabinet, possibly based on how often you use each. Place everyday items within easy reach to prevent cluttering.
Time to give each and every one of your appliances a deep cleaning! Remove smaller items such as toasters, kettles and blenders off of countertops and try not to be too horrified at the crumbs and dust underneath. Give all areas of these items a thorough wipe. Clean every surface of the microwave with an appropriate cleaner such as Mrs. Meyer’s all-natural Multi-Surface Spray. For the oven, remove the racks and turn on the self-cleaning function if available. Don’t forget the hood vent! Use a degreasing cleaner to scrub the interior and exterior of the range hood. Tackle the refrigerator with our tips on How To Organize Your Fridge Like A Pro.
Countertops are a food contact surface so it is best to clean with a natural product. For a homemade cleaning solution combine 1 tbsp. hydrogen peroxide and 1 cup water. Remove all items from your countertops and scrub away, making sure to get into all the nooks and crannies! Return items after inspecting for any dust or food remanents.
To be able to clean every shelf and drawer, all items must be removed for the pantry. Use the toothpick in a cloth trick to clean all cracks and edges, and use a handheld vacuum if you have one to access tricky areas. Assess your inventory and dispose of any expired or suspect goods such as inflated cans and ingredients from a long forgotten time. Organize your pantry into areas such as baking ingredients, canned goods and condiments. Be sure to rinse dirty items such a sticky honey jars.
Give your kitchen sink a deep clean to clear out the pipes and remove any stuck on food residue. Sprinkle baking soda in and around the sink and scrub with a clean cloth or cleaning pad soaked in vinegar. Be sure to clean the taps and around handles. Pour equal parts baking soda and vinegar down the drain and allow the solution to fizz. Rinse the sink with hot water and finish with a wipe of your best smelling all-purpose cleaning spray!
Last but not least, the kitchen floors! Before mopping the floors be sure to give the room a good sweep to pick up the crumbs and dust you wiped off of the countertops. Better yet, try out the Shark VACMOP. This handy tool is a cordless vacuum and cleaning mop all in one! The disposable mop pads are perfect for scrubbing away sticky messes and stains. All that’s left to do now is stand back and admire your sparkling kitchen!
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