The kitchen is the most utilized room in the house. How do we get anything done around here with dishes in the sink, cluttered cabinets, and an over-stuffed refrigerator? It’s time to revive your Kitchen this Spring and we’ve got just the tips to show you how!
All Purpose Cleaner
Bucket with Handle
Garbage Disposal Care
Over Cabinet Towel Rack
Cabinet & Shelf Organizers
Under Sink Storage
Trash & Recycle Bins
Start with a basic clean up and clear out! Run dishes through the dish washer; put away any dishes on the drying rack. Throw kitchen towels and rugs in the wash. Clear off all the contents on countertops, around the sink, and kitchen table. Once the room is back to basics, it’s ready for a good scrub.
Take a bucket with warm water and pour in the instructed amount of all purpose cleaner. With a cleaning cloth or large sponge, scrub the walls and corners of the kitchen. Then move onto mopping the floors with the same solution and let dry for 10-20 minutes. Next, spray the countertops with a countertop cleaning spray and wipe down with a cleaning cloth. Wipe down the sink and if you have a garbage disposal, now is the time to throw some disposal cleaner down there. Next, remove the burner covers and spill catchers off the stove and spray with an all purpose cleaner, let the solution sit for 5 minutes to break down the grease, making it easy for you to wipe up. (Tip: Have a baking dish or pan with tough to remove grease? Let it soak with warm water and insert a dryer sheet, they pick up the grease in no time!) Once all of your countertop and table surfaces are dry, place the items back where they belong. Take a damp cloth and wipe down all small appliances and other countertop accessories. Appliance covers come in handy to keep dust off year round.
Now…the hard part, let’s conquer the fridge! First, go through the doors and throw away any expired condiments and products you don’t use. Once you are left with the items you’re keeping, remove them temporarily and wipe down the shelves and door with a cleaning cloth and all purpose cleaner. Then you can return all items to the shelves. Next, do the same with the drawers in the refrigerator and continue throughout the fridge, throwing away expired products. When placing items back, group them together so they’re easy to find; Milk/Juices, yogurts, cheeses, deli meats, fruits, vegetables, etc. Don’t forget to go through the freezer and toss out old items, especially those with serious freezer burn! Sort freezer shelves by category; frozen meals, frozen vegetables, desserts & ice cream, etc.
Drawers, Cabinets, & Pantry…Oh My! Not to worry, it’s what we do. Get a stylish Utensil Caddy to sit next your stove, all your frequently used utensils are easier to grab from here. Dedicate a drawer to the rest of the utensils using a utensil organizer to keep them neat. Flatware caddies are essential for your everyday forks, spoons and knives. Organize your other drawers into categories; measuring cups/spoons, specialty cooking tools, smaller appliances, oven mitts and pot holder, cutting boards etc. Upper cabinets can be as organized as you want them; you could use plate racks, shelf inserts, lazy suzan’s, spice shelves…see for yourself! Roll out drawers are especially handy for lower cabinets to store pots and pans, lids, small appliances and tupperware. Get inspired by our solutions to organize your pantry, with wall grid systems, shelf organizers, spice storage and more! You’ll be amazed how sometimes the simplest of things can make your life that much easier.
Now…as not to risk ruining your spotless kitchen just yet, treat the family and order in tonight!
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