Spring is officially here and we all know what that means - Spring Cleaning!
It’s the perfect time to clean out the house -- the kitchen especially.
As you prepare, I wanted to give you some of my best tips:
Clean the window sills with baking soda, vinegar, and a paintbrush. First, sprinkle baking soda, then pour the vinegar over it. Once it starts to bubble and loosen the dirt, take the brush and get all the gunk out. Use a cloth or paper towel to dry.
Pull everything out of your pantry (yes, everything). Clean every shelf and drawer with a duster and antibacterial wipes. Before you put all of your food back in its proper place (organized by type), check the dates and throw out anything that is old and write down what needs to be repurchased.
Repeat for the fridge - take everything out, clean each shelf and drawer, check dates, and, when putting everything back, organize by type.
Did you know sponges are the dirtiest things in the kitchen? (YUCK). I recommend that you change out your sponges weekly. Also, put them in the dishwasher when you run it to keep them less disgusting. To ensure you’re not always running to the store for them, keep a supply.
Pull everything out from under the sink and wipe it down. Review all of the products you have under there and determine what you need to throw out or restock. Then, put everything back.
Take everything out of the caddy and wipe it clean. Review your inventory before putting everything back.
Washing Machine Gasket
If you have a front-load washing machine, be sure to remove the mold and mildew that builds up. Here’s a helpful article if you need step by step instructions.
Make sure to have someone clean out the vent to the outside to make sure there is no lint backup...this is a huge fire danger!
If you use containers to store your laundry supplies, make sure you give them a good wipe down. Don’t forget to take inventory of what you need to repurchase!
Clean the drain on the bottom of the dishwasher and the ‘goo’ in the sink drain.
Take everything out of each drawer and wipe down the bottom, then put everything back in an organized fashion.
Pots and Pans
Use Bar Keepers Friend to clean the bottoms. All that stained looking stuck on stuff will come off!
Run vinegar and baking soda down the sink. Let that sit and then put an old whole lemon down and run the disposal.
Scrub the grill and BBQ area to get ready for the outdoor dining weather!