Spring is finally here again, it's time for warmer weather, more sunlight during the day and, for some, spring cleaning! Spring cleaning is a great time to get caught up on some projects around your house, clear out clutter and give your home a deeper clean. When you're done, your home will look and feel amazing.
A great place to start your spring cleaning is in your kitchen. If you don't know where to start, check out our kitchen spring cleaning checklist. We broke down the tasks by kitchen part to make the job simple.
1. Cabinets and Drawers
The cabinets and drawers in your kitchen can easily become cluttered and a little dirty throughout the year. First, take out everything that's inside one cabinet or drawer at a time. This is a great time to see if you have anything that's just taking up space and never gets used. You can donate or throw away any such items.
Wipe out the shelves and the drawers, getting into the corners. You'll pick up any dirt that built up during the year, helping to keep your food and kitchen accessories clean. When you're done, you can put it back as it was or use the time to make it better organized.
When we cook, our appliances get messy. No matter how careful we are or how many products we try out that promise mess guards, these tools face splatter, spills, and more. Taking the time to thoroughly clean your microwave, stovetop, oven and more is a great idea. Their clean appearance will make using them much more pleasant and can even help them work more efficiently.
Like cleaning out your cabinets and drawers, you should start on this task by clearing everything off your counter. If you have a lot of counter space, just do it in sections.
Take the time to organize your counter space too. From utensil jars to small appliances to decorations, our counters often become a little too cluttered. When this happens, it makes cooking and doing other kitchen tasks much more difficult. Give yourself the room you need to cook and bake.
You should also wipe down your counters, making sure to get all the crumbs that were pushed into corners and stains that were hiding underneath your small appliances.
4. Refrigerator and Pantry
It's easy to buy something at the grocery store, put it away and then forget that it's there. Start by checking the expiration dates on everything in your pantry and refrigerator, and you may be surprised at how much that step thins everything out.
Cleaning out old food is just one part. You should also wipe down shelves and drawers to clean up any food spills that could attract bugs or just get other items messy.
5. Furniture and Floors
When you design your spring cleaning checklist for your kitchen, make sure you don't leave out your furniture and floors. Do some dusting, wet mopping and dry mopping of the floors, and even use some furniture polish. When everything else is sparkling clean, let your furniture and floors shine along with them.
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