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How To Spring Clean The Kitchen

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How to spring clean your kitchen – get our free top to bottom cleaning checklist for really deep cleaning and organising the kitchen.

I love spring cleaning. Totally love it! I love the feeling of emptying out a room, getting rid of unwanted clutter, giving everything a proper scrub and putting it all back together sparklingly clean and totally organised.

It feels good! When I start my big spring clean I always like to do the kitchen first. Get the windows wide open, get some fresh air blowing in, put the radio on loud and really get stuck in.

When it comes to cleaning I like to use non-toxic cleaning products wherever possible. I know there are some jobs like cleaning the oven that often require a little blast of chemicals… but on the whole I keep it green!

You need to set aside an afternoon or perhaps a full day to do a proper spring clean of the kitchen, but once you’ve got it sparkling clean it’s so much easier to keep on top of and it will look great, and that makes me smile! Make spring cleaning part of your housework routine.

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Cleaning Supplies You’ll Need To Spring Clean Your Kitchen

  • cleaning cloths – some for cleaning, some for polishing, we use microfiber cloth
  • white vinegar – we buy this in big bottles from Amazon.
  • plain white bar of soap (this is great for cleaning stainless steel – wash down & buff dry)
  • dishwashing liquid
  • vacuum cleaner

How To Spring Clean Your Kitchen

  • Empty all food cupboards – throw away food past use by date and discard any unwanted items, wash and refill storage containers, clean insides of all the cupboards, return food and wipe jars as you do so, organise cupboards to frequently used things are easy to reach and like items are together.
  • Empty out all other kitchen cupboards, shelves and drawers – declutter and throw away rubbish, sort out unwanted items for charity/sale, clean the insides of all the cupboards, return items and arrange so frequently used items are easy to reach, put like items together in groups. Eg. drink making cupboard with tea/coffee, cups, glasses etc by the kettle.
  • Declutter and dust and clean on tops of cupboards using hot soapy water to remove any grease build up or dirt.
  • Declutter and clean all surfaces using hot soapy water (just run a bowl of hot water and add a good squirt of dish soap, its a great degreaser)
  • Clean door handles, knobs and light switches.

See How To Clean Your Kitchen In 15 Minutes Here

  • Carefully clean light fixtures and fittings. If you have ceiling fans, now is the time to clean those too.
  • Wipe down all paint work – doors, skirting boards, base boards, radiators etc – I do this just using hot soapy water and drying with a towel.
  • Clean windows and window dressings – I use homemade window cleaner we mix this up in a spray bottle, for doing the windows – window dressings should be cleaned as per instructions on the curtains/blinds. You can grab our guide on how to clean Venetian blinds here.
  • Clean small appliances – microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee machine – always follow manufacturers instructions for cleaning household appliances safely. Find out how to clean an air fryer here.
  • Clean the refrigerator – including vacuuming the back of the fridge.
  • Clean dining table and chairs
  • Clean the kitchen sink and garbage disposal.
  • Vacuum and mop the floors (if suitable for mopping).

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Get the printable Kitchen Spring Cleaning Checklist here

spring cleaning checklist for the kitchen

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