It’s time for spring cleaning – and I am very excited. I love this time of year – everything wakes up. The trees, flowers, the good weather. Of course, I am not particularly excited about the cleaning, however, I know that it’s part of spring so I don’t focus on thinking about it – I just do it.
One of the hardest rooms in my home to deep clean has to be the kitchen because there are so many things that need to be cleaned – from all the appliances to the cupboards, I honestly spend an entire day just deep cleaning my kitchen.
Here Is How I Do It!
– I start off with the fridge
I hate cleaning the fridge which is why I force myself to do it first. I unplug it and wait for it to defrost for a few hours while I take out the food and check to see whether something is expired. I also place a towel on the ground, next to the door, so that my floor doesn’t suffer any water damage.
Next, I mix water and baking soda (in order to create a paste) and start scrubbing the interior of the fridge with it. It’s a bit time-consuming but it’s worth it. Not only will you remove any stains and impurities but all the bad odours will also be absorbed by the baking soda. Once I am finished, I remove the paste with a clean cloth.
To finish the cleaning and disinfect the fridge, I fill a spray bottle with vinegar and spray some on the interior (then I wipe it with a cloth).
– Next, I deep clean the oven
Another cleaning chore that I hate doing, however, needs to be done. If I have to be honest, I use one of the best cleaning hacks I learned a few years ago which saves me time and energy. I simply use… dishwasher tablets. Yes, they are amazing at removing all the burnt food, greasy stains, residue, and other impurities accumulated in my oven.
I simply fill a bowl with warm water, open my oven, dip the tablet in the water and start scrubbing the interior (and exterior) with the tablet. Once it gets dry – I dampen it again. Trust me – this cleaning method works amazing and will save you a lot of time.
– Then it’s time for the smaller appliances
Once I am done with the fridge and oven, it’s time to clean the smaller appliances – the microwave, the toaster, blender, coffee maker, and any other small appliance in my kitchen.
Also, I clean my dishwasher. I simply do it by filling a cup with vinegar, placing it on the top rack then running a hot cycle.
– Clean all cupboards
Next on my list is my cupboards. I take out everything then I clean them with my all-purpose cleaner. Before I place everything back in the cupboards, I throw all items that are expired or I won’t use.
– Clean the sink and countertop
Right before I clean the floors, I dust the kitchen countertop. Then I clean the sink. Sometimes, when you deep clean your home, you tend to forget about these simple tasks because you are focused on the big things – like deep cleaning the fridge.
– Finally, clean the floors
Last but not least I vacuum clean my floors then I mop them!