Spring Clean your Kitchen - A List of Tips
We’re not all domestic superheroes! There are a lot of areas that we overlook from time to time, and the kitchen is often one of them.
While we might be amazing cooks, it can be a bit harder to keep things clean following a big cook-off. Despite our best efforts, this can build up, and we can get in a bit of a muddle with things. This doesn't mean that we are inherently messy people, it could just be that we need a little spring clean.
Spring is a fantastic time to right some of these wrongs and organise things. You can set a baseline of cleanliness that you can then work to keep to as much as possible.
Seasonal cleaning is an incredibly important part of a lot of people’s lives. IT might be between if we did things like washing our baseboards and cleaning our fridges out weekly, but at the end of the day we are all human beings and not robots, so it can be difficult to stay on top of this sort of stuff.
So to make this relatable for the kitchen, we have put together a list of things you can do to improve your kitchen tidiness-game!
Admittedly the kitchen is in many cases (especially if you don’t have a Greentree Kitchen) a difficult room to keep tidy and deep clean. However, once you complete the list, other rooms will feel like nothing, so it's a great idea to tackle the kitchen first of all. There’s no better feeling than having a spotlessly clean and well-organised kitchen!
Get on your favourite music
Gather and arrange your arsenal of cleaning products
Do the dishes, dry them and put them all away
Remove anything that doesn't belong in the kitchen!
Put any linens - clothes, curtains, aprons, tea towels in the laundry
Set up a large box or bag for any items for the trash
Set a large box up, or bag for donations
Dust off the ceiling and remove the cobwebs
Dust off the tip of the cabinets
Take out the rubbish, recycling and compost
Pull all the items out
Sort into 3 piles, keep, donate, or rubbish
Wipe the draws out
Replace all draw organisers, be they boxes, dividers or whatever
Place the keep pile back in neat and tidily
Wipe down drawer fronts and knobs
Pull out all of the items
Sort these into the keep, donate or rubbish
Wipe them clean
Replace any liners and organisers
Place back the keep pile
Wipe down the cabinet fronts and knobs
Polish the glass on glass front cabinets
Pull out any items
Dispose of any expired or inedible food
Donate any unopened and in-date food that you don’t want any longer
Transfer any opened items to sealed containers and jars
Combine any same food products
Wipe down shelves
Clean all organisers, place keep items back in an organised way
Wipe down the door and knob
Clean inside and outside of the oven door
Put the oven on a self-cleaning cycle
Remove all knobs and grates, removable parts, wash them
Clean inside, and outside of the hoot
Fridge and Freezer
Pull out all of the food and place it on top of the kitchen table
Throw out any expired food
Wipe the shelves
Wash ice trays
Pull out drawers and wash them, replace
Put all the food back in neatly
Organise the top section of the fridge, dust it and wipe it clean
Takedown the magnets and papers from the exterior
Recycle the old papers, sort through the magnets
Wipe down the outside, replace magnets and papers
Vacuum the fridge coils
Dishwasher and sink:
Clean the drains
Scrub and polish the sink, along with taps and nobs
Sort the sponges and dish brushes out
Wash the dish drying rack
Empty the food trap of the dishwasher
Wipe down the inside and outside of the dishwasher
Run it empty on a high heat sanitisation cycle
Now wipe down the odds and sods of the room, be it the toaster, blender, stools anything else. It’s time to take out the trash, mop the floor and finally have yourself a cup of tea to enjoy your nice clean kitchen!