Spring Cleaning: Kitchen Edition
Spring is officially here and it’s time to clean! To kick this season off with a good start we are giving you some of our top tips to maintain a clean kitchen.
1. Clear and Cleanse
First thing first, let’s clear everything off those countertops. Remove décor, small appliances, and cooking utensils from your surfaces. Then, give them and your backsplash a good wipe down. Get a good deep clean to clear all the dust, grime, and crumbs from months of cooking.
If you have natural stone countertops, simply clean surfaces with a soft cloth using a mild liquid soap and warm water, or a natural stone cleaner to remove most residues. For stubborn stains, use a soft non-abrasive bristled brush and scrub lightly. To remove soap scum, use a non-acidic soap scum remover. Be sure to rinse and towel dry the surface to prevent spotting.
For quartz surfaces use a soft cloth with a mild liquid soap and warm water, or a quartz cleaner. For tougher stains, use a soft non-abrasive bristled brush and scrub lightly. To remove soap scum, use a non-acidic soap scum remover. Wipe down with a clean damp cloth to rinse, and towel dry prevent spotting.
Solid surfaces can also be cleaned with a soft cloth using a mild liquid soap and warm water, or a solid surface cleaner. For more difficult stains, use a non-abrasive soft bristled brush and scrub lightly. If soap scum is an issue, use a non-acidic soap scum remover. Rinse and towel dry to finish up.
2. Declutter those Drawers
We tend to dump everything in drawers. Out of sight out of mind, right? It’s time to go through them and purge all the junk. This is also a good time to clean and reorganize those utensil drawer organizers. The amount of crumbs that can fall from your counters into your drawers is shocking.
3. Tackle the Tupperware
We all hate opening this cabinet because no matter how many times we reorganize and match the lids to containers there seems to always be an avalanche of plastic heading straight toward us. There are many ways to organize this cabinet from manufactured closet systems to DIY resources. Some DIY things to keep those lids in place are file organizing stands, baking cooling racks, dish drying racks, or large bins and baskets to help keep that plastic tamed.
4. Flawless Floors
Hopefully, you already clean your floors regularly, but now is a chance to really clean and disinfect. Wash your rugs and be sure to mop. Pay attention to cracks, corners, and the grout in your flooring. This might be the time to call in a professional to get your flooring steamed cleaned.
5. Scrub Down Those Appliances
Give your oven, stove, and fridge a good scrub. Take out the fridge drawers and give those burners new life. It’s time to get off all of that baked on gunk. You’ll feel like you have a brand new kitchen afterward!
6. Let in the Light
Last but certainly not least, let in some natural light to show off the beautiful sparkle and shine to your clean kitchen.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to clean it all in a day. Take it step by step. Now, get out there, clean and enjoy spring.