7 Tips and Tricks for Cleaning, Organizing Your Kitchen
It’s the middle of spring and you may be realizing you have not given your house a good deep cleaning since the new year. A busy schedule can make it tough to find the time and motivation to clean the whole house. The kitchen is one of the most trafficked rooms in your home, and the most likely to need some organization, so start small – start in the kitchen! There are many tips and tricks to cleaning your kitchen, but the real trick is figuring out which ones work the best.
We’ve tested and put together these kitchen cleaning tips and tricks to help make your spring cleaning experience easy and fun! First things first, open up your windows (if it is nice outside), put on your favorite playlist or old classic movie, throw on some comfortable clothes and let’s get to work!
Never Use It?
Have multiple salad spinners, cheese boards and other kitchen gadgets you are never use? Give them to someone you know will use them, like a student heading off to college. Or take them to a consignment shop or a garage sale. Either way, getting rid of your extra kitchen tools and gadgets frees up more space and rids of clutter.
Dawn Soap and Vinegar
Mixing half dawn dish soap and half vinegar is great for cleaning windows and countertops while scrubbing away grime, grease and soap scum.
Vinegar is such a popular cleaning tool in the kitchen. We have found that running vinegar through the coffee maker regularly cleans it out and does not affect the flavor of the coffee.
Heat a cup of vinegar in your microwave for 1-2 minutes, and then let it sit in the microwave for a while. All the gunk in your microwave wipes away easily and the vinegar absorbs any odors.
Certainly, it can become a nightmare trying to make your pots and pans look good as new. Do you have pans with starch or mineral residue? Pour vinegar into the pan and let it sit for a while. After sitting for a while, wash the pan and it will be shiny and new!
A Fresh Garbage Disposal
Have a backed up or smelly garbage disposal? Combine ice cubes, fresh lemon and salt. It is a great garbage disposal cleaner that makes everything smell fresh!
Make your stainless steel sinks look like new again. Simply wipe your sinks with mineral oil to bring out the shine.
Empty the Pantry
Spring cleaning is the perfect time to go through your food pantry and get rid of anything that is out of date, empty or anything you don’t want. You can even box up the food items you don’t want and donate them to your local food bank. That way you can start fresh with a clean, organized pantry.