Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Kitchen
When we think about spring cleaning, we don’t often think about specific rooms. Our minds jump to the age-old traditions of washing windows, dusting, and getting everything ready for warmer temperatures. The fact is that winter months do a number on specific rooms on our home – including the kitchen. Think about everything your kitchen endured these past few months: food preparation for the holidays, gathering spots for at-home learning or work, and possibly even the hang-out spot for your pet. Spring cleaning should involve a deep clean of your kitchen. So, we want to share these helpful tips!
Wipe Down All of Your Shelves
Dry, dusty air impacts every surface in your home – including the shelves in your kitchen cabinets. Take the time to remove everything from your cabinets and wash down the shelves with warm, soapy water. This will not only disinfect these areas but will also add a fresh shine.
Clean Out the Cabinets
While you are washing the shelves, take the opportunity to look at everything. Has any of the food in your pantry expired? Are any glasses or plates cracked? Sometimes the kitchen can be a rough and tumble area in our homes, so throw away or donate items that you can no longer use.
Deep Clean Your Refrigerator
The refrigerator is one of the most important appliances in the home. We rely on it to keep our food fresh, but just like everything else, refrigerators get dirty. Take out all the shelves in your refrigerator and disinfect them with warm soapy water. Remove all old produce or condiments that have expired and throw them away. Be sure to wipe down the exterior of your refrigerator, including vents that may have accumulated dust.
Clean Your Oven
Cleaning your oven is not fun, but it is something you should do at least once a year. Be sure to read your oven owner’s guide and follow the recommended steps for a deep clean. The first step is usually to run the self-clean mode, but this will only get you part of the way there. You will need to wipe up any excess grease or residue left inside. It is also important to clean the oven surfaces and hood, as those are prime spots for food particles. Check out these additional oven cleaning tips from Real Simple!
Use Baking Soda
Baking soda is your best friend when cleaning – especially when you are cleaning appliances. Does your dishwasher have an odor? Sprinkle one cup of baking soda in the bottom of your dishwasher and leave it overnight. The next day, run a wash cycle without any dishes. This will help deodorize and clean out residue. Baking soda is also a great tool for cleaning and deodorizing the kitchen sink.
Disinfect Your Floors
The floors of a kitchen are one of the dirtiest places in any home. Get your mop and some floor cleanser out for a deep clean. Make sure you get under all surfaces, including the refrigerator and oven.
At HHHunt, we believe it’s how you live that matters and want all our homeowners and residents to enjoy a healthy and clean environment in their homes. We hope that you find these tips helpful. For more #HowYouLive Helpful Tips, check out our YouTube, Facebook and Instagram channels!