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Spring Cleaning In The Kitchen: A Checklist

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With the weather beginning to warm up outside, it is time to get started on spring cleaning. The best way to handle spring cleaning is to tackle it one room at a time, and you might be thinking about starting with your Connecticut kitchen. What are some of the most important tips you need to follow if you want to make your kitchen cleaning project a bit easier?

Work Your Way Down

When you start cleaning the kitchen, it’s best to begin from the top and then work your way down. This will ensure that as you dust and wipe, anything that falls as you clean will later be picked up. Start by dusting the area on top of your cabinets. Then, wipe down the cabinet doors, and don’t forget to wipe down the inside of the doors as well. When you get to the appliances, be sure to use a cleaner that has been specifically designed to clean your appliances. Clean the counters and lower cabinets to remove any grime or buildup that has accumulated. Finally, sweep and mop the floors to ensure everything is sparkling clean. 

☐ Dust top surfaces of shelves and fridge

☐ Wipe down cabinets and counter

☐ Clean appliances inside and out (Fridge, stove, dishwasher, small appliances)

☐ Sweep and mop the floor

Empty Out Those Drawers

Your drawers have probably gotten a bit cluttered over the winter months, so the easiest way to get them organized again is to empty out everything. Put everything on the counter, throw away the things you don’t need, and then sort the remaining items by use. You may want to get a few extra dividers as well. Then, you will have an easier time organizing the drawers when you put everything back.

☐ Pull out drawers and empty contents

☐ Take inventory

☐ Discard or donate unneeded items

☐ Wipe out drawers

☐ Organize remaining items in drawers

Extra Storage Space in the Pantry

Finally, don’t forget to take a look at the pantry as well. If your pantry has gotten a bit crowded, you may want to add some extra storage space. Consider placing a few hooks on the back of the pantry door, then think about adding some extra floating shelves or drawers to help you stay organized. Do not hesitate to reach out to experts who can help you with creative design elements. 

☐ Clean pantry in sections

☐ Remove any expired food items

☐ Organize food in sections and place longer lasting items towards the back

☐ Place other items like pans or appliances strategically, based on on use

Work With Experts Who Can Help You Organize Your Kitchen

If you want to keep your kitchen organized when the weather warms up, you need to rely on experts who can help you. You might even want to consider calling the team from Closet & Storage Concepts Connecticut to help you create some additional storage space in your kitchen. If you get your kitchen organized now, you will have an easier time finding everything when it is time to cook your next delicious meal!