Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 8: Clean Your Kitchen
The kitchen is often the heart of the home, but more traffic means more mess! Well, you're in luck: today's the day to clean your kitchen!
Clean out your fridge first: toss any old food, and give the whole thing a good scrub-down to remove sticky-ness, bacteria, grime, and any other unpleasantness lurking there. When you're done, open a fresh box of baking soda and set it in the back of the fridge to absorb odors.
Next, make sure your stove, oven, microwave, and counters are all in good shape for the new season. Then, focus on the top 5 kitchen clutter areas (according to The Container Store): counters, drawers, cabinets, sink area, and pantry. The Stir has a good post about how to clean out your pantry, with tips for what to look for, what to get rid of, and what to always have on hand. Check it out here.
Finally, give everything a good wipe-down (ceiling fans and tops of cabinets included, if you can get to them safely, or better yet, have someone else do it!), and then vacuum and mop the floor.
Tell us how your kitchen clean-up went in the replies below! Post before and after pictures if you want to show off!