Spring Cleaning Your Kitchen’s Most Neglected Areas
It’s time for Spring Cleaning! Are you ready? I think I’m more ready to welcome the things that come with Spring Cleaning– like warmer weather! Spring cleaning tips are here to help you get motivated, organized and tackle those hard and most neglected areas!
The kitchen is one of those places that has so many areas that can get neglected before you know it. It seems like a never ending cleaning task when all is said and done with the dishes, wiping the counters, mopping and sweeping that your kitchen can appear clean on the surface, but have many areas that need attending to. Spring cleaning time is the perfect time to tend to these areas!
In order to do a good deep Spring cleaning on your kitchen, let’s look at the areas that need tending to.
Sinks and faucets- The edging around your sinks is one area that you may not think to clean, but it can become built-up with soap and scum. To clean this area, an old toothbrush with some baking soda will usually do the trick. If you have a detachable facet head, unscrew it and allow it to soak in some vinegar to remove hard water build-up.
Under the sink- If you are like many people, the area under your sink might be a catch-all for cleaning products, odds and ends and random types of cleaning tools. In order to get it picked up and more organized, there should be some order. Since this area is often very small and needs to hold a lot, try installing a small shower curtain rod (the adjustable kind) to hang spray bottles.
The Oven-If you have a self-cleaning oven, use it. In order to make it more effective, try vacuuming out the oven with the hose attachment before you turn on the self-cleaning mode. If your oven has removable knobs, soak them in a solution of hot water and vinegar and then wipe them down.
Baseboards- Many kitchens have vinyl baseboards that are easy to clean with a simple solution of vinegar and dish soap. Just spray the baseboards, allow to soak for a few moments and wipe clean. You can do some detail cleaning along the floor where the baseboards meet it with an old toothbrush.
Microwaves- It is easy to let the microwave get messy because when the door is shut, it is “out of sight, out of mind”. To do a deep cleaning of your microwave, try a simple trick to loosen the stuck on food; Fill a microwave-safe bowl with 1 part vinegar and 1 part water. Microwave on high for a few minutes. Allow it to set in the microwave for 5 minutes with the door shut. Open the door, remove the bowl with a potholder and give it a good wipe out.
So let’s get started and tackle some spring cleaning in your kitchen’s most neglected areas!
Do you have some areas not mentioned here that need cleaning in your kitchen? What are they?