Spring is here and that means it’s time to talk about Spring Cleaning. Why is spring cleaning important? Well studies show that when the spaces we live and work are clutter free, we are less distracted and more productive. Additionally, putting in a little elbow grease and giving your kitchen a good scrub can burn up to 300 calories an hour!! Plus when the job is done, you’ll be so proud of yourself, you’ll be in a much better mood!
We’ve compiled a list of kitchen cleaning tips, Just For You! Check all the items off the list and you’ll be on your way to a Spring season that has you smiling!
- Pull out your refrigerator and clean up any dust that has accumulated over the course of the year.
- When you are done cleaning behind your refrigerator, open the door and tackle the inside.
- Remove everything and throw away anything past its expiration date.
- Take out all shelves & drawers, then rinse them in warm soapy water.
- Put everything back and make sure everything is organized.
- Be sure to scrub your countertops. Counters are made of many different types of materials so here are some tips on how to clean specific types of surfaces:
- Wood Countertops should be cleaned with a solution of warm water with a splash of vinegar. If you’ve got any built-up residue, gently scrape it with a spatula before cleaning.
- For Granite Countertops warm water and dish soap are your best bet. Finish with a wipe down using a microfiber towel to bring out the shine.
- For Quartz Countertops, warm water and mild dish soap are also recommended. If you find any staining, give glass cleaner and a nonabrasive sponge a try.
- Clean the grease and grime that has accumulated throughout the year around your oven and stove.
- Clean the range hood with a mixture of mild soap and water using a microfiber towel scrubbing with the grain of the stainless steel.
- Remove the filters and soak them, then scrub with a soft bristled brush.
- Move to the inside of your oven.
- Remove the racks and scrub them down with a brush in the sink.
- Nake a paste of baking soda (3 parts), water and dish soap and then apply it to the inside of the oven and let it sit for 30 minutes.
- Scrub all surfaces, then rinsing with water and dry with a microfiber cloth.
- Clean and organize the drawers and cabinets in your kitchen so that you can have a more productive mealtime prep!
- Take everything out of the cabinets.
- Use a handheld vacuum to suck up any debris.
- Wipe them down with a damp cloth.
- Drying them out and putting everything back in place.
- Move on to the outside of your cabinets.
- Instead of using a chemical cleaner, we recommend that you use a mixture of hot water with dishwashing soap or vinegar poured into a spray bottle.
- Spray a rag until it’s damp and then wipe down each cabinet. If you run into any grooves or trim that is hard to get clean with a rag, an old toothbrush should do the trick!
- Give them a once over with a rag dampened in plain water and then be sure to dry them with a soft dry cloth!
- Finally, it’s time to have some fun! Spruce up the space with some new kitchen towels or potholders in spring colors. You can even add a bowl of seasonal fruit to the table or countertop!
Master Remodelers has been lending their expertise to homeowners throughout East Tennessee for over 20 years. If you are looking to partner with a contractor who will help you get a kitchen that has been designed Just For You, please give us a call at 865-221-7188. We would love to speak with you!