It’s Spring time! It’s time to open the windows and air out the house after winter time and to scrub that house clean. I always dread spring time cleaning, I usually avoid it. Not because I don’t want to clean, but because it takes me forever. I’ll start in one area, and then go to put something up in another area and be bothered by that area and start it, and it’s like everything only gets half done because I’m moving from area to area.
So, I did some searching and came up with a checklist to follow. I’m going to be following it, and you can too and see if it helps you.
_____ Do a quick pick up. Throw away all trash, clean up dirty dishes and remove anything that doesn’t belong in the kitchen.
_____ Wash or spot wash the walls, doors and cabinets (don’t forget the vents, door knobs and switch plates!)
_____ Dust all art and photos in the kitchen area
_____ Dust and clean ceiling fan
_____ Take down light fixtures, wash and dry
_____ Clean window sills
_____ Put the oven in cleaning mode and clean out the fridge; this will be a good time to vacuum the coils, check cord for damages and clean and mop the floor under the fridge.
_____ Sort through the freezer and fridge tossing out expired food.
_____ Wipe down outside of fridge and handles
_____ Take knobs, burners and covers off and clean specifically to your stove’s manual. (Don’t forget to wipe down the front and the handle real well.)
_____ Wipe down and clean all small appliances. Toasters, blenders, microwaves
_____ Clean out cabinets, match up your Tupperware, toss unmatched, wipe down inside and out
_____ Run dishwasher empty, clean out food trap and wipe down the outside
_____ Clean out and organize drawers
_____ Wash down the sink (put some ice cubes down the disposal to help sharpen the blades, a couple of lemon peels to freshen the drain)
_____ Sweep and mop floors
Hopefully by following this checklist you can stay on task and have your kitchen done in a few short hours! You can apply this list to other rooms, just add and take away what specifics you need for each one.