Spring clean is an essential ritual to prepare your household to welcome the spring. The house gathers grim and dust during the long winter season and need a thorough cleaning with the advent of spring. Apart from dusting off the cobwebs, spring cleaning once a year is an essential part of home maintenance. However, at a time it can be a messy business if you don’t plan things sufficiently ahead.
When we decide to spring clean we tend to ignore kitchen and toilets. But these two are the most important areas that need cleaning to maintain the hygiene of your home. However, they happen to be the grimiest and dirtiest parts of the house and also are the most difficult areas to clean. You’d need a methodical approach to deal with these areas. This write-up has discussed about cleaning your kitchen area.
Clear the cabinets: Take away all the empty cartons and leftovers. Dust off the shelves and rearrange the containers in the cabinets. Cleaning off the kitchen cabinets is the first step of your spring cleaning the kitchen. You can also give the cabinet doors a thorough wash with household cleaning products.
Dust off the corners: Over the long winters grim and dust gather at the walls and corners. Take away those with a duster. You can also wash off the walls with detergent water. Give special attention to places where people, especially kids, are likely to rest their hands. Don’t forget to wash off the cooking top, door knobs, air vents etc.
Clean the refrigerator: Take out all unused and leftover food from the refrigerator. Once you have removed the food and the leftover, you can start cleaning the interior of the unplugged fridge with a soft detergent soaked in water. Then vacuum the coils as dirt tends to get attached to those. Take away the trays and boxes and wash separately.
Clean the oven: You may leave the ovens to soak in the cleaner overnight. Leave the windows open to avoid the overpowering smell of oven cleaner. The next day clean the oven with hard bristle scrub brushes. You can use any household cleaning products to do the job as well.
Clean the floor: Cleaning the floor should be the concluding part of your kitchen spring clean. You can mix in a bucket of lukewarm water ½ cup of vinegar and ½ cup of any liquid detergent and wash the floor using soft bristle scrub brushes to avoid scratching the floor. Clean beneath the refrigerator if you can find some help to move them along.
Often when we consider spring cleaning, we limit ourselves only to the bedrooms and living room and ignore the other areas of our household. But unless all the parts of the house get a thorough scrubbing your job will only remain half done. Kitchen is one such essential part that shouldn’t be avoided. Hope this article helps you to get your job done with ease.
Complete guide to spring clean your kitchen