Spring cleaning checklists are great and all but sometimes questions may arise. So we’ve prepared some spring cleaning tips to refer to when you need.
- Drawers, cabinets and pantries – when clearing them out it’s important to sort the things that you use often from the things that aren’t that important. Especially if you are a hoarder and suffer from it. Consider donating or giving away to friends everything that isn’t important. Yes, that tea set you got five years ago for Christmas but haven’t used ever since, needs to go as well. When putting the items back, make sure to group similar together and when you’re organizing the pantry you can put stuff into categories such as “condiments” and “for baking”.
- Sink and dishwasher – a common mistake is leaving harsh detergents to work for too long. Make sure to read the instructions before using the cleaning products and definitely don’t wait for more that ten minutes to rinse them off. If you do, you risk ruining your appliances for good as some detergents induce chemical reactions when in contact with certain materials such as metal.
- Fridge and freezer – you need to unplug them at least 24 hours prior to cleaning if you want them to fully defrost. Cleaning the fridge and freezer is a great opportunity to organize the food the way you want to.
- Oven and cooktop – the hardest things to clean in the kitchen. You will have to soak all removable parts in hot water and detergent to remove the stubborn grease. Spraying the appliance with an oven cleaner and letting it work its magic for a few minutes will help you clean it easily. But be careful with it and don’t leave it for too long.
Now that you’re done with spring cleaning the kitchen it’s time to create delicious meals once again. Starting tomorrow, of course. Food the evening, you can just order in some food and enjoy your clean and fresh kitchen.