It’s that time of year again when the freezing mornings are disappearing and the sun is shining a little bit brighter. Spring has sprung, and with it comes the urge to organise and clean everything in sight.
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and it’s important to keep it clean and organised so you can cook up delicious meals. If your kitchen is in need of a good spring cleaning, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Here are our top tips for learning how to clean a kitchen and get it ready for spring. Happy organising!
1. Clean The Appliances
Cleaning kitchen appliances is a necessary part of keeping any kitchen running smoothly. Tackle your kitchen appliances with a spring cleaning routine and give your kitchen a refreshed look and feel. Of all the appliances to clean, the fridge is probably the most important as it can quickly become a breeding ground for bacteria, so it’s important to wipe down the interior and exterior on a regular basis.
Next up is the dishwasher. Over time, food particles and grease can build up on the spray arm, causing the dishwasher to become less efficient. Clean your dishwasher thoroughly so that it can do the best possible job of cleaning your dishes.
Cleaning your stovetop is another activity that should also be done regularly, as spills can quickly harden and become difficult to remove. For best results, scrape up any spills immediately and then use a stovetop cleaner or all-purpose cleaner to remove any stubborn residue. Other than the abovementioned appliances, don’t forget to add the ones listed below and any others you may have to your spring cleaning schedule:
- Coffee machine (how to clean a Nespresso machine)
- Kettle (how to clean a kettle)
- Toaster (how to clean a toaster)
2. Walls And Windows
It’s inevitable that walls and windows will get dirty over time. Whether it’s fingerprints, splashes, or just general grime, they can start to look dingy pretty quickly. But there’s no need to despair – with a little elbow grease, you can get them looking shiny and new again in no time. Don’t forget to tackle light fixtures and framed artworks/pictures hanging on your walls.
3. Cupboards And Drawers
As anyone who has ever cleaned out a cupboard or drawer knows, it can be a daunting task. There’s so much stuff crammed in there, and it’s all so disorganised. But taking the time to clean and reorganise your cupboards and drawers can be well worth the effort. Not only will you be able to find things more easily, but you’ll also be able to declutter your home and get rid of any unwanted items. And who doesn’t want that? So step into spring by saying goodbye to overwhelming feelings with clean cupboards and drawers.
4. Spring Clean Countertops
Countertops see a lot of action. They’re where we prep our food, cook our meals, and clean up afterwards. It’s no wonder that they can start to look a bit icky after a while! But don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to get your countertops sparkling with a spring clean.
For a quick once-over, use a damp cloth to wipe down countertops after every meal. If countertops are looking extra grimy, mix up a solution of warm water and dish soap, and scrub with a sponge. Be sure to rinse countertops afterwards to remove any soap residue. For tough stains, try using a commercial cleaner or white vinegar.
5. Door Frames And Floors
You’re one more step away from having a picture-perfect kitchen. Finish up your spring cleaning routine by taking care of the door frames and cleaning the floors.
Door frames can be cleaned with a damp cloth or a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment. Floors can be swept, vacuumed, and then cleaned with a mop or a sponge. When cleaning door frames and floors, it is important to use gentle cleaners that will not damage the finish. Allow your floors to dry completely before walking on them.
So there you have it – our top tips for a successful spring kitchen clean. We hope these ideas help you get your kitchen in shipshape condition and that you enjoy the fruits of your labour (pun intended) when it comes time to cook up a storm this spring season.