Let us face it: There are a few chores that just slip to the wayside. Apart from Martha Stewart, who has time to clean out the microwave and sweep underneath the fridge on a regular basis? But spring gives us all a chance to grab. Since the weather warms up, try opening off your spring cleaning regime together with the heart of the house — your kitchen.
Hint: As you are cleaning, create a list of things that you will need to replenish on your kitchen, from cleaning supplies to fundamental cooking things. Hand soap, dish soap, paper towels, and olive oil — write it all down and be sure to leave room for it when you are reorganizing.
1. Clean out your pots and pans. Scrub cast iron using a soft sponge and coarse salt, then wash the salt away.
Stainless Steel may in fact be stained by warmth and hot water. Remove stains with a soft cloth and white vinegar, then dry with a clean cloth. Never soak stainless steel pots and pans because the surfaces will become pitted.
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2. Offer your sink a good scrubbing. Maintaining your sink clean is a good method to become inspired to do the dishes rather than leaving them to stack up. Fill out the sink to the rim with water and then pour in a cup of bleach to disinfect. Scrub the inside of your sink with baking soda to eliminate extra-tough stains. Rinse and finish using a shining spray or wash.
3. Do not forget cupboards and drawers. Empty out your cupboards and drawers, sweep out crumbs and dust and also wash any stains using a wet cloth. If you are up for it, put new contact paper in the base.
When you are cleaning out your drawers and cupboards, keep an eye out for broken dishes and other kitchen accessories. Throw or throw them away and add new variants of the items to your list.
Clean the outside of your cabinets and drawers. You’ll be amazed at how different your kitchen looks when all the fingerprints have been wiped off.
4. Organize your pantry. Throw anything out that is expired, such as canned products and herbs or spices that have been available for too long. Whatever’s been in there more than a year might have gone stale.
5. Clean your fridge and freezer. Do a thorough cleaning here. If your shelves are removable, take them out and bathe them in the sink or dishwasher. Scrub out the interior of your fridge with a wet, soapy cloth. Throw out any expired products. Wipe everything clean using a moist cloth.
6. Declutter the front of your fridge if needed and organize your kitchen and desk area.
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7. Wash your microwave. To get tough gunk off, fill a microwave-safe bowl with water and microwave it on high for a few minutes. Keep the doors shut for a couple more minutes to let the steam work on spills, then wipe everything down with a soapy rag. Rinse and wipe dry.
8. Have your knives professionally sharpened. Not only will sharp knives create homework work easier, but they will make it safer as well.
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9. Wash windows inside and out.
10. Deep clean floors. Sweep under the oven and fridge.
11. Dust and wash down walls, baseboards and the cover of the refrigerator.
12. Wash the insides of your garbage cans. Try using a powerful bleach-and-water solution. Rinse them out and let them dry outside.
13. Clean drains and garbage disposals. Run a lemon or a cup of white vinegar through your garbage disposal to eliminate any unfortunate smells.
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14. Clean your toaster and give your stove a good scrubbing. If you do not have a self-cleaning oven, create a paste with baking soda and warm water and simmer it on the parts of your oven that need cleaning. Let it dry overnight and scrape the gunk off in the morning.
15. Run your dishwasher whenever it’s empty. Add a little white vinegar on it beforehand to eliminate any odors. If you have a food trap at the bottom of your dishwasher, then wash it out.
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