Spring Cleaning Tips For The Kitchen

Spring is right around the corner which means it’s time to spring clean the house! And dare I say, it is one of my favorite times of the year? I love the freshness that spring cleaning brings to the home after a long winter.

Today, I’m sharing a few simple and fun spring cleaning hacks for the kitchen.

Start With Removing Everything Off the Counter Tops

I like to start with the counter tops. Remove everything off the counters and place them on the dining table. This is a great time to get into the corners of your kitchen and wipe down the backslash. I love to use a wet cloth to clean my backslash. Wipe down the counters and each item as you add it back.

Tip: If you have dirty grout, you may want to use a cotton swab to really deep clean those deeper grooved areas.

Don’t Forget Your Appliances!

This is a great time to clean your appliances! Anything that can be put into the dishwasher, do so now. Then do a quick wipe down of all the appliances. I also like to do a quick wipe down of the fridge, microwave, stove top and any other appliance.

Tip: If you have a removable tray in your fridge water dispenser, this is a great time to remove it and deep clean that area. This often gets overlooked and the build up can get out of hand quickly.

Focus on Hardware and Cabinets In the Kitchen

Take time to wipe down your kitchen door knobs, fridge handles, stove handles and even your coffee pot handles. I try to wipe down the knobs on my stove as well.

This is also a great time to do a sweep of the cabinets and drawers!

Tip: If you have wet wipes, these work well on grease!

Give Your Floors A Shine

The kitchen floors get grimy so fast! I like to sweep, swiffer and mop the floors. If you have hard to reach areas with build up, you may want to spray a safe flooring cleaner on those areas before you tackle them with a mop.

Tip: If you are out of swiffer pads, a paper towel works great in it’s place!

End The Day With A Shiny Sink

Now that your kitchen is sparkling, it’s time to clean the sink. Depending on the time of sink you have you may want to find which is the safest option to keep it scratch free. Personally, I like to sprinkle a little basking soda and then use a soft scrubber to get all the grim out and then rinse with hot water. Works like a charm!

Tip: You can read my smelly sink cleaning hack here!

Happy Spring Cleaning! Pin for future reference. 🙂

Five Cleaning Up Hacks For Work at Home Moms

Are you ready for a cleaning up palooza? Spring cleaning? Whatever you like to call it? Haha. Many of these tips I have learned over the last decade and implement them when I’m feeling behind or need to save time!

Microwave Cleaning Hack

I want to preface this one and say to use extreme caution. Microwaveable dishes only and you may want to use oven mitts when removing the dish. To easy remove build up and grim, microwave a cup of water with a splash of vinegar for roughly 2 minutes. Then wipe down the inside with a wet rag. It should sparkle! However, if you have excess build up, you may need to use a spray cleaner as well.

Stinky Sink Trick

If you are cleaning up your sink and notice a smell coming from the drain you can pour fresh squeezed lemon juice or orange juice to de-odorized. Firstly, pour baking soda into the sink and then pour warm water down the drain. Secondly, pour the fresh squeezed juice and let it sit for a while. After you rinse out the sink, it should smell fresh! Then you can use the leftover rinds to make a quick potpourri if you’d like! So organized, don’t you think?

Freshen Up Throws

From time to time, you will want to freshen up the blanket throws around your house. If you toss them in the dryer it will help kill germs. However, this will give you static cling. To combat that, toss in a wet hand towel to keep the static at bay.

Cleaning Up The Fridge Hack

Ugh, cleaning out the fridge can be the worst! I try to do a quick wipe down each week when we get groceries. Remove whatever is inside your fridge. Use wet wipes to wipe down the shelves. Add a small dish of baking powder to leave inside to help with weird fridge smells.

Pet Hair Trick

If you have pets, the shedding may be driving you crazy. You can use dryer sheets to rub down the base boards (i use a broom to run it along) and it will help keep pet hair from building up.

Happy Cleaning!