Take some time in your spring cleaning project to devote to your kitchen. From decluttering your pantries to cleaning surfaces, the kitchen will benefit all year from some tender, loving care this spring.
Tips for Spring-Cleaning Your Kitchen
- Start out by eliminating any clutter. Get rid of any items that don’t belong in your kitchen, and make sure your dishes are all clean and properly put away.
- Dust the ceiling, corners, walls, cabinet and pantry doors and any other surface. Look out for particularly dirty spots from spills, and scrub those with extra care. If you have art, other items hanging on the walls or a ceiling fan, wipe them down as well.
- Clean any window treatments, and wipe down the blinds. Clean the windows inside and out.
- Apply oven cleaner to your oven, or use the self-cleaning mode to clear it out.
- Clean out the inside of your refrigerator. Throw away any expired food or unused items. Wipe down shelves with disinfectant and replace. Wipe down the outside of your refrigerator and vacuum the coils (unplug your refrigerator first).
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to clean your stove. Remove burners and spill catchers, and clean them or soak them.
- Wipe down small appliances like toasters, microwaves, etc.
- Reline kitchen cabinets with fresh paper and reorganize. Get rid of any dishes or storage containers that you don’t use.
- Run the dishwasher on empty, and clean out its food trap.
- Wipe down all remaining surfaces, paying special attention to corners.
- Clean the floor including the baseboards.