SPRING CLEANING TIPS FOR YOUR KITCHEN
The weather is getting nicer, so you might be thinking of cleaning out your kitchen to welcome the warmer season. This blog will explain our best tips to help you prepare your space for the warmer months ahead of us.
A DEEP CLEANSE
Pre-Clean – Before you dive in, the best way to start is to de-clutter your space. Go through your entire kitchen and remove anything that doesn’t belong. This includes opening the cabinets and drawers and getting rid of duplicates, broken utensils, and anything else you don’t like or don’t use.
Pantry and Drawers – The best way to get rid of buildup in your pantry and drawers is to take out all food/utensils and place on table or countertop. If your pantry is filled to the brim it could help to check all labels so you can throw away anything that’s expired, stale or empty. Then you can wipe down shelves and inserts with soapy water or a multi-purpose cleaner. Our tip is to replace food/utensils in an organized manner, like you would see on shelves or drawers in a store.
Cabinet Fronts & Surfaces –Damp soft cloths are the best way to clean cabinet fronts and surfaces. Cleaning products should never be sprayed directly onto the wood. Instead, apply the product to a cleaning cloth and use moderately. Also keep in mind that using too much product or water can have a negative effect.
Counters – Our tip is to remove everything from the countertops and use some warm soapy water and a microfiber cloth. No matter the material, it’s important to avoid acidic cleaners, as those can scratch the surface.
Flooring – When it comes to cleaning your floors, it might be extremely beneficial to move everything out of the way and clean those areas that are typically hard to reach. To make this process easier we suggest fitting your table and larger appliances/furniture with swivel casters, and with a gentle push, your vacuum will move with ease.
Appliances – Even if you wipe down your appliances regularly, a fresh season calls for a bit more than a damp cloth. Since all appliances require different cleaning techniques, we suggest consulting the owner’s manual to better understand what’s safe and effective when cleaning both interiors and exteriors. Our tip is to soak removable parts in warm, slightly soapy water. For those non- removable sections, you can loosen a hardened spill and clean hard to reach crevices with a warm water and toothbrush.
Have you started any spring cleaning? We'd love to hear about your own tips and tricks in the comment section below.