SPRING CLEANING IN A SNAP: Cleaning the Kitchen

SPRING CLEANING IN A SNAP: Cleaning the Kitchen

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Spring Cleaning is easy as we take on one task each week.

Last week we “Wiped Walls & Dusted Doors“. 

Use the same 3 organizational tools: calendar/planner, a pen, and a notebook as we move through this next task. 

Jot down any supplies needed to be replenished, and any tasks needed to be done, in the future. 

Schedule any tasks needed to be done in the calendar and, promise when the time comes, do them.

This week we are Cleaning the Kitchen 

Doing a quick clean up, before you begin deep cleaning the kitchen, will make the deep cleaning a lot easier.

Also, you may want to open some windows, it may get pretty smelly.

 

8 Steps Cleaning the Kitchen:

Refrigerator & Freezer

Cull expired foods and unwanted condiments. Unplug the refrigerator, and move it away from the wall, if possible, and clean underneath. Vacuum the coils. Inspect your water filter. Wipe it all down, inside and out. Polish the exterior with an all natural steel polish

Stove Hood, Range, & Oven

Start with the range, cleaning inside and out. Replace any bulbs or filters needed. Remove and clean the stove knobs, burner covers, and spill catchers. Clean the oven by removing debris with old newspaper first. Then clean the oven with a non-toxic oven cleaner.

Dishwasher

Clean out any food traps and wipe down the perimeter of the interior door. Then run a short cycle using an all natural cleaner. Wipe down and polish the exterior.

Microwave 

Fill a glass bowl with water and add some lemon juice. Cook for 4 minutes or so and remove. The steam will make any food wipe right off and the lemon will give it a fresh smell. Wet a microfiber cloth with the water and wipe down the microwave interior. Wipe and polish the exterior.

Small Appliances

Unplug and give a quick bath to any neglected, small appliances. Get rid of those not in use. 

Cabinets, Drawers, & Pantry

Get a box and place any unused food to donate. Get rid of any mismatched bowls & lids or ditch the plastic converting to all glass food storage containers. Organize junk drawers, silverware, and utensils. Wipe down the cabinet & drawer interiors, relining if needed. Wipe down the doors and knobs. For stubborn built up grease, rub with a little bit of olive oil, then wipe clean.

Countertops

Clean the surfaces and polish with a stone polish. Even if your countertops are not stone, it will condition them beautifully.

Sink

Scrub down the sink and plungers. Replace an old kitchen brushes and sponges. Chop up a half a lemon, run it in the garbage disposal, and rinse well. Polish the sink.

Reward

Take everyone out to dinner tonight and forbid them from touching your kitchen until the next day.

Or just call us! 704-616-6679 

Serene Clean will get your kitchen to sparkle and shine!

 

Check back next Friday when we Freshen the Air!

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